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Call for Abstracts for pOp4 Conference on 15 October 2024

IMAPS-UK is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the pOp4 2024 Conference and Exhibition. The pOp4 2024 Conference is planned to be held at South Devon College, Paignton, Devon on Tuesday 15 October 2024.

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

  • Market Directions
  • Academic Research and Development
  • Developing Applications
  • Advanced Packaging Technologies

For further details, please download pOp4 Conference – Call for Abstracts

All abstracts received by the submission deadline will be evaluated by the organising team. Abstracts covering a balanced range of the main conference topics will be selected and invited to provide an Oral Presentation (20mins + 5 mins questions) and Poster Presentations in the Exhibition area during the conference.

Students, PDRAs and Early Career Employees who submit an Abstract, accepted by the pOp4 Organising Team for Poster Presentation, will be offered Free Entry to the pOp4 Conference and will be eligible for a Poster Award.

Abstracts are due by Friday 28th June 2024.

Please submit your Abstract to

Newcastle University Product Design Apprenticeship

New Level 6 BEng Product Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship at Newcastle University

Drive critical engineering innovation in electrification and manufacturing with Newcastle University’s new Level 6 BEng Product Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship, with specialisms in PEMD, batteries and advanced manufacturing.

Drawing on Newcastle University’s sector-leading expertise in electrification and developed with industry partners, this apprenticeship programme will ensure your organisation has the skills and expertise needed to drive critical engineering innovation in electrification and advanced manufacturing.

The four-year apprenticeship will help your organisation attract and train new talent and support the retention and development of your existing team. Designed to be flexible around working roles, the programme enables professionals to study alongside their current role, taught one day a week on our Newcastle University campus.

Specialisms are taught separately in the fourth year in which apprentices develop advanced skills in one of three areas:

  • Batteries
  • Power electronics, machines and drives
  • Advanced manufacturing>/li>

The fully-funded programme (95% funded for SMEs) is recruiting now for its September 2024 intake.

Download the Product Design Apprenticeship Flyer

Discover more at Product Design Apprenticeship

Horizon Europe CHIPS-JU – Briefing Information

The UK has joined the EU’s Chips Joint Undertaking (JU) as a Participating State enhancing access to €1.3 billion Horizon Europe funding for collaborative research and innovation projects across semiconductors, electronics components and systems.

An online briefing event hosted by Innovate UK was held on 25 March 2024, which gave details about the support from the Chips Joint Undertaking (JU).

For more information, please download the presentation through the following LINK.

24th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC 2023) – 11-14 September 2023 – Online Proceedings Available

IMAPS-UK hosted the 24th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC 2023) at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, with over 260 people attending over the four days of the in-person event. The Conference featured state of the art presentations from 5 keynote academic and industrial speakers, 70 oral and 18 poster presentations and 4 Professional Development Courses.

Download the EMPC 2023 Conference Report

The Proceedings from the Conference are now online and can be accessed through the link EMPC 2023 Online Proceedings.

For further information, please contact IMAPS-UK Office

NPL Measurement for Business (M4B) Funding for SMEs in Advanced Packaging

Access to NPL’s M4B funding for SMEs has opened in the area of Compound Semiconductors, emerging New Semiconductor Materials and Advanced Packaging

For companies developing technology in compound semiconductors, emerging new semiconductor materials and advanced packaging who need help with characterisation, process control, quality, and performance assessment, NPL has launched Measurement for Business (M4B) to give you access to their specialist measurement science and engineering experts and facilities, at no charge, to help your business grow.

NPL’s expertise can accelerate your product or service getting to market. Their measurement experts can give confidence in your data, opening doors with potential investors.

Why apply for M4B?

  • Access to world leading NPL experts and facilities – tailored to your needs, up to a maximum of 20 days at no charge.
  • Investigate the feasibility of innovative products and services.
  • Accelerate your product’s progress along the development pathway.
  • Increased confidence in data to validate performance and demonstrate adherence to standards.
  • Support decision making and reduce risk with trusted data from NPL

Is my business eligible? To be considered for M4B you must:

  • Be a UK registered SME at Companies House
  • Have a product or service that is pre-market
  • Be within your Minimal Financial Assistance allocation (previously referred to as Special Drawing Rights) of less than £315,000 of government funding over a rolling three-year financial period.

This programme does not support routine measurement and test services available commercially from NPL or other suppliers.

For further details or to apply, visit NPL Measurement for Business or contact the M4B Team by e-mail.

Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan

Innovate UK is inviting ambitious companies in the Semiconductor Sector to participate in the Global Business Innovation Programme to Taiwan.

The Programme consists of a preparation phase followed by two trips to Taiwan, including connection with leading Taiwanese semiconductor companies and an opportunity to showcase their technologies and products on the UK Pavilion at SEMICON Taiwan. Innovate UK will fund and organise group flights, accommodation and in-market travel for successful applicants. One senior representative from each company will be funded

The Focus Themes are:

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Power Electronics
  • Future Telecommunications
  • Photonics

The Key Technologies are:

  • Semiconductor Design/IP
  • Compound Semiconductors
  • Advanced Packaging
  • Emerging Materials

Download the Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan – Flyer

An applicant briefing will be held on 29 February 2024. The pre-visit workshop will be held on 24-25th April 2024, with visits to Taiwan to be held on 31st May to 8th June 2024 and 1st – 7th September 2024.

For further information and registration for the briefing webinar, please visit Global Business Innovation Programme: Semiconductors, Taiwan