edacentrum - Projekte
[ Who benefits from the edacentrum? ]
[ Is the edacentrum able to help me when I have EDA problems? ]
[ How do large-size companies benefit from the edacentrum? ] [ How do small and medium-size enterprises [SME] benefit from the edacentrum? ]
[ Do only German companies benefit from the edacentrum? ]
[ Does the edacentrum provide funding? ]
[ What does the label of the edacentrum signify? ]
[ Is it necessary to be a member of the edacentrum to get my your project labeled? ]
[ What kind of projects does the edacentrum coordinate? ]
[ How does the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) benefit from the edacentrum and vice versa? ]
[ How do [German] universities benefit from the edacentrum and vice versa? ]
[ How does the industrial and business sectors benefit from the edacentrum and vice versa? ]
Who benefits from the edacentrum?
The edacentrum serves the industry developing microelectronic systems and circuits, but it also contributes to the success of the EDA industry and, of course, research. Its significance lies in its support of EDA as a subject matter. The specific work of the edacentrum is devoted to the preparation of commercialization and setting up the required network, working on public relations, as well as preparing and supporting funding projects. The edacentrum supports academic institutions and research institutes by recommending and coordinating research projects. In order to do so, the edacentrum takes into account the needs of the German industry and the international development in this field.
Most of all, the edacentrum strengthens EDA in Germany. The edacentrum plays a vital role in shaping the future development of microelectronics.
Is the edacentrum able to help me when I have EDA problems?
The edacentrum is ready to help you with any kind of EDA problem regardless whether you are a company or a research institute. The edacentrum will assist you in making the necessary contacts which will help you to solve your problem. At the same time it is also willing to coordinate new research projects and to get started on them.
How do large-size companies benefit from the edacentrum?
The edacentrum assists large-size companies by initiating and coordinating research and development projects. Furthermore, the edacentrum advances internationalization and standardization. Since globalization in microelectronics requires international alliances, it is crucial to participate actively in standardization processes. This is the only way to ensure that German application domains are taken into account in the process of standardization, to advance the standardization of national solutions, and to achieve agreements with partners in Europe and overseas. After all, the edacentrum contributes to the definition and selection of funding projects on the national and international level. This also implies giving assistance to company-based research institutes.
How do small and medium-size enterprises [SMEs] benefit from the edacentrum?
The edacentrum gives special attention to the EDA-problems of small and medium-size enterprises. The main goals are to provide consulting for SMEs, to select the appropriate programs for specific SME-problems, as well as to assist them in market analysis. These measures will enable SMEs to catch up with the new developments in EDA technology and to implement them effectively.
Do only German companies benefit from the edacentrum?
The main goal of the edacentrum is, in fact, to support the German industry and German research. However, microelectronics is becoming increasingly globalized and international alliances which reach beyond Europe strongly affect the German semiconductor industry. Hence, it is essential to coordinate European and Non-European companies. This is one of the goals of the edacentrum.
Does the edacentrum provide funding?
Generally, the edacentrum does not provide funding. However, it supports proposals for research projects by providing projects which deserve funding with its label. Moreover, during execution of research projects the edacentrum reviews the projects. In addition, it coordinates the individual projects, and it initiates and coordinates global cooperation.
What does the label of the edacentrum signify?
The edacentrum supports companies, organizations, and research institutes in the process of applying for funding. You may send the first draft of your project outline to the edacentrum for evaluation. You may also get an expert opinion on the final draft of your application for funding. Projects which are worth funding will receive the edacentrum label. By communicating this label to the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the BMBF will be notified that this project deserves funding.
Is it necessary to be a member of the edacentrum to get your project labeled?
Being a member of the edacentrum and getting your project labeled are independent of each other.
What kind of projects does the edacentrum coordinate?
Its coordination effort focuses on industry-related/industrial projects which are funded by the BMBF. At the same time the intention is to incorporate cluster research projects which are related to these industrial projects in order to ensure that the work on the project is efficient.
How does the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) benefit from the edacentrum and vice versa?
The BMBF is involved in the steering committee of the edacentrum. For the first three years, it provides funding for the edacentrum. The involvement of the BMBF ensures that the edacentrum remains aware of its political role. Decisions regarding research policy can be brought directly to the edacentrum. At the same time it is possible for the microelectronics industry, the EDA industry and the research institutes to pass on their ideas and recommendations to the BMBF. In addition, this enables effective public relations by embracing politics, economics, and research.
For the BMBF, the edacentrum is instrumental in making recommendations for promising project proposals. This way the edacentrum assists the decision making process as far as funding is concerned.
How do [German] universities benefit from the edacentrum and vice versa??
The edacentrum stimulates new research and development projects (R & D projects) which take into account the requirements of the German industry as well as international developments. Besides working on effective short-term results, the edacentrum is also involved in problem definitions for cluster research. For the universities the edacentrum functions as mediator and initiator of cluster research projects for future problem definitions with expert partners. The cooperation with universities is very important for the edacentrum since universities nourish and develop the knowledge and experience which are required for Germany to maintain a strong position in EDA.
How does the industry benefit from the edacentrum and vice versa?
One of the main goals of the edacentrum is to stimulate new research and development projects (R & D projects). Yet this only makes sense if these projects have the same focus as the industry itself. In order to turn their requirements and problem definitions into research projects, it is necessary to cooperate closely with the industry. Participating companies will benefit from the close connection with research institutes and be motivated to accurately define their problems and develop ideas for solutions. In return, the edacentrum will bring this into the process of preparing and focusing research. Furthermore, the edacentrum assists in planning internationalization and standardization. This enables companies to work on their solutions on a national and international level. In return, the edacentrum gets an overview of various standardization projects and can pass on this knowledge to the respective companies.
How does Germany benefit from the edacentrum?
The edacentrum is important for Germany because it ensures that Germany keeps its microelectronics industry strong. By coordinating German EDA projects, it is possible for Germany to join the group of countries which will determine the development and application of microelectronics in the future. This is especially important for those industrial sectors in Germany which are particularly successful - automobile electronics, chip cards, and mobile communication technology and makes it possible to consider and integrate their specific requirements in the future development of EDA. It will also encourage them to think beyond national concerns by keeping an eye on the global development.