Airi Webinar: The IPCEI Microelectronics: digital transformation, IoT, smart sensors and Industry 4.0

November, 11th, 2020, 11.30-13.15

What will be discussed: processes, applications and products expected by the IPCEI-microelectronics, spillover on multiple innovation eco-systems and sectors, including industrial, medical, environment, and transport; RtoR and RtoB opportunities for research organizations, large and SMEs.

Developing, designing, producing and using micro and nano electronics technologies is an enabling factor for any company willing to exploit the opportunities offered by the digital transformation and the Industry 4.0.

An integrated and multi-sectoral approach is needed to take advantage of these emerging trends: cooperation among research, tech developers and end-users, and in particular innovative SMEs, is key to develop novel applications fitting the needs of users, and as well launch new markets.

The IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) Microelectronics , notified by the European Commission on 2018 and that will end on 2024, could receive an overall funding up to 1,75 billion euro for the participants in Italy, France, Germany and UK. IPCEI aims to increase the production and innovation capacity of the national and European system, with a focus on five application fields: energy efficient chips, power semiconductors, smart sensors, advanced optical equipment, compound materials.

The webinar will provide an overview on technological developments and applications of the IPCEI initiative, and it will be a first-hand opportunity for companies, research centres, and universities to network with key players of the micro-electronics and semiconductor field at national and EU level.

The focus will be on smart sensors and actuators technologies to develop IoT solutions for applications in the industrial, medical, environment, and transport sectors.

Organizers: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, STMicroelectronics, Airi – Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale, IPCEI project

Registration: participation is free upon registration: 

You will receive a link in your inbox the day before the event.

Practical info: we will use the Gotomeeting platform. Audio and video connection available by computer, option for audio connection by phone (if needed).



  • Andrea Porcari, Italian Association for Industrial Research (Airi)


  • Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) 3Dintegration: applications in Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) and subnuclear physics experiments
    Alberto Mazzi, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
  • LiDAR dedicated Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) Developments and Laser Driver in Automotive CMOS Technology
    Thomas Rotter, Elmos Semiconductor SE, Germany


  • Innovative Nanoelectronics: Neuromorphic computing, Power electronics, Si photonics
    Christophe Wyon, CEA-LETI, France
  • The last generation of MEMS technologies and the new opportunities for products and applications
    Sara Loi, STMicroelectronics, Italy


Experiences from:

  • NanoRegion, A network of Italian and Slovenian nano-laboratories open to the small-medium enterprises
    Marco Lazzarino, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Education and open innovation approaches, the APTE experience
    Paul Svasta, Association for Promoting Electronics Technology (APTE), Romania

Panel discussion with speakers, chairs and delegates: models and practices to favour exploitation of IPCEI technologies


The IPCEI initiative: open innovation toward industrial development for digital transformation