12/08/2021 - Sustainability as a driver for education & training design

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Sylvie Blanco, Professor and Executive Director of Innovation at Grenoble Ecole de Management and Pangiota Morfouli, Professor at Grenoble-INP (Grenoble Institut d’Ingénierie et de Management)/UGA, are co-directors of the the Nanoelec/Human Capital & Training Design Program. They enlighten context and challeges of the program.

Micro-nanoelectronics is an area of particular technological intensity, facing major national and european challenges in terms of sovereignty and corporate competitiveness. For the
microelectronics industry, the ecosystem goals were set out when the sector’s Strategic Committee contract was signed with public authorities on 15 March 2019:

  • Maintain technological excellence by ramping up research, development and innovation efforts, above all in the digital field;
  • Adapt skills and training by anticipating changing requirements and support recovery so that supply matches demand;
  • Boost the attractiveness of a career in the microelectronics industry and of a competitive technology.

These issues entail challenges and specific needs, in terms of skills development, which is one of the reasons for the IRT Nanoelec training program: speed with which skills change; appearance of new professions that are rapidly under pressure (rapid change in markets); need for a broader vision incorporating the ability to interface with applications sectors such as energy, health or mobility. In this context, this Nanoelec/Human Capital and Trainig Design program is specifically positioned to meet the needs of the electronics sector in line with the demand for academic excellence and technological progress driven by scientific laboratories and training organizations of the Nanoelec consortium. A second characteristic of this program is its transverse nature, covering all skills requirements, from technology to itsn distribution on the markets and, increasingly, sustainable development. Like most of the major universities (such as Stanford, Georgia Tech, Aalto, NUS, KIT…), the Human Capital and Training Design program at Nanoelec has opted to develop experience-based teaching, involving the students in the projects and experiments of the consortium, using demonstrators, prototypes and Labs facilities.

Sylvie Blanco (left picture), Professor and Executive Director of Innovation at Grenoble Ecole de Management, and Pangiota Morfouli (right picture), Professor at Grenoble-INP (Grenoble Institut d’Ingénierie et de Management)/UGA, are co-directors of the Nanoelec/Human Capital & Training Design Program.


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