This project is selected for funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.
Europractice will lower the barriers to digitisation and provide European SME's, mid-caps and academic institutions with affordable and easier access to a vast network of technology suppliers, ranging from design tool vendors, IC foundries to packaging, assembly & test houses. It will complement and support the mission of the Digital Innovation Hubs and Pilot lines.

Europractice will also support the training of future generations of engineers that are required for the growing digital economy in Europe.


Europractice will facilitate the evolution of advanced nanoelectronic components to packaged integrated systems. It will
  • Augment the many years’ experience of the Europractice Partners (imec, Fraunhofer IIS and STFC) by the addition of CMP and Tyndall.
  • Provide European industry and academia with an easy platform to develop smart integrated systems, from advanced prototypes to volume production.

New Technologies and Customers

Europractice will continue to support the academic sector and
  • Extend its services to European Industry, especially SMEs and spin-outs from innovation in Universities and Research Laboratories.
  • Add new technologies and design tools in strategic areas, such as Photonics.
  • Introduce advanced packaging for multi-die systems.
  • Widen access to nanoelectronic technologies from European based suppliers e.g. STMicroelectronics.

Concept and Methodology

Europractice will act as the prime interface between customers and the technology providers.
  • Links with Digital Innovation Hubs and Design Houses will broaden the user base and encourage new users from non-traditional sectors.
  • Collaborations with Pilot lines will bring their novel technologies to a wider customer base.

Europractice Service Websites

Europractice services may be accessed through our partner websites.
Europractice Desiogn Tool Service

For access to a wide range of modern design methodologies for IC, Photonics, MEMS, FPGA and Systems, for non-commercial research and teaching.

Europractice IC Manufacturing Service

For access to low-cost ASIC prototyping and ASIC small volume production ramp-up to high volume production through Multi Project Wafer and dedicated wafer runs.

EUROPRACTICE Project Partners

MPW Service and Business Development
Circuits Multi-Projects, Grenoble, France

MPW Service
Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS, Erlangen, Germany

Lead Partner, MPW Service and Communications
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum, Leuven, Belgium

Design Tools and Training Courses
Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK

System Integration
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland