Knowledge Alliance 562206-EPP-1-2015-1-BG-EPPKA2-KA

MicroElectronics Cloud Alliance



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Neither university can afford the necessary infrastructure, clean rooms, technology and experts in all fields of this multidisciplinary science.

Sharing of laboratory experiences, CAD tools, project ideas, and a common infrastructure represents a sort of “educational cloud” on top of the cloud software/hardware infrastructure. 8 European HEIs and 8 SMEs are jointly developing e-learning materials for at least 16 courses on: CAD and technologies, test, and application of integrated circuits and systems, and we will deliver them as OERs to strengthen the virtual mobility. Each university will provide remote access to its facilities, laboratory experiments/software systems for the partners in a cloud teaching system, giving them access to new resources. .

  • Analysis of institutional, teachers and students’ needs in shared IT infrastructure, teaching materials and learning resources, meeting the requirement of the enterprises in microelectronics and translation into functional specifications of mClouds.
  • Networking of project partners from HE institutions and SMEs, to share ideas, methodologies and experiences in order to improve the HE programmes to face the rapid technological change in the sector and joint development of job-specific training modules.
  • Development of the mClouds system and realization of a shared server infrastructure, shared e-learning resources and the remote access to the CAD tools.
  • Pilot test of the virtual services and training teachers and technical staff in their use.
  • Implementation of jointly developed cloud-based OERs in microelectronics in the partners’ educational contexts.
  • Students in microelectronics. They need high-quality educational materials and continually brought up-to-date courses, because of the essence of the science - the most rapidly advancing sector nowadays. They need education related to their further work and for the complexity of the knowledge and skills, necessary to perform successfully the tasks in this multidisciplinary area. The virtual mobility will provide them access to the CAD systems and courses existing in other European HE institutions.
  • Their teachers. They need infrastructure, techniques for course delivery allowing easy changes and upgrade because of the fast developing science of the subject matter, i.e. ICT-based materials. Sharing IT resources and e-learning courses will support them a lot and the project will contribute to the virtual mobility of teaching staff.
  • University management is convinced of the necessity of European dimensions in higher education, particularly with regards to curricular development, interinstitutional co-operation, virtual mobility of students and academic staff and integrated programmes of study, training and research.
  • Future employers of the students who need young specialists empowered with the new skills necessary for the new jobs in microelectronics sector.
  • Practitioners from SMEs in the sector for which the collaboration with HEIs in supervising MSc students and PHD students will be beneficial for their research activities and innovations in the enterprise.

  • Project management
  • Needs analysis
  • eLearning materials adaptation
  • Evaluation, pilot test
  • Dissemination
  • Exploitation

The impact on the students will be in the highest quality of the specialised courses developed by the best departments in the field, the opportunity to train practical skills and competences with remote access to laboratories with advanced equipment and facilities, on the teachers – rich infrastructure and new shared teaching materials, on the universities – the European dimensions in HE: curricular development, virtual mobility of students and academic staff, integrated programmes of study, training and research. The impact of the university-business alliance will be in the education responsive to the labour market needs, graduated students prepared for the job, enterprises satisfied by the knowledge and skills of young specialists.



  • Local project management & Participation in all project activities: specifying of need analysis, specification & development of the mClouds system
  • Need analysis of the labour market in FYR Macedonia
  • Development of courses in Micro and nano sensors and actuators, and Semiconductor Device Modelling
  • Implementing & sharing support material for professors & students (distant users) in mCloudss: e-learning course for lab exercises for Micro and Nano sensors and actuators characterisation.
  • Conduction of pilot test and field trial.
  • Exploitation of project results in the MSc in Micro and Nanotechnologies, MSc in Embeded Systems, and MSc in Automation, Robotics and System Engineering at UKIM-FEEIT.
  • Contacts with Macedonian authorities and collaboration with European partners along the project, partnerships with enterprises in packaging and microtechnology in FYR Macedonia for local dissemination.
  • Evaluation
  • Dissemination of project results: scientific/technical papers, seminars, conferences in the field of electronics and nano- and microtechnology, project web-site, newsletters, publications, etc.




Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies

Rugjer Boshkovik bb

PO Box 574

1000 Skopje

Republic of Macedonia



+389 2 3099 191