Provisional resolution of the Chip Chairs for training experts in microelectronics and semiconductors

  • The University of Malaga will receive 5.5 million, making it the academic entity that will receive the most funds for a single project.

The Ministry for Digital Transformation and the Civil Service, through the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures, has provisionally resolved the call for grants for the ‘Cátedras Chip’ program.

This is an initiative that aims to train professionals in the field of microelectronics and semiconductors, and to promote R&D through public-private collaboration in Spanish universities.

The Evaluation Committee has proposed awarding grants of 45 million euros to 17 initiatives presented in which 80 companies participate, individually or in consortiums, for the establishment of university-industry chairs in the area of microelectronics.

The studies, which will be taught at universities in nine autonomous communities, focus on four areas: design of microelectronic circuits, new materials and devices, technological processes and testing and encapsulation of chips.

Specifically, three Andalusian universities, namely those of Malaga, Seville and Granada, will receive a total of 10.9 million euros in aid under the program, which is expected to mobilize a public-private investment of 54.5 million euros.

The University of Malaga

The University of Malaga (UMA) will receive 5.5 million euros from this program, which places it as the academic entity that will get more funds, according to data published by the Ministry for Digital Transformation and Public Function.

The Innova IRV Foundation has been working together with the University of Malaga in the development of this chair in order to incorporate into the training an approach adapted to the demand of the microelectronics and semiconductor sector.

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