iCool Idea Workshop allows Cool Silicon members to present their R&D project ideas

  • With the help of creativity techniques, pitched project ideas were pushed forward.

The German leading-edge cluster Cool Silicon wants to extend its operations to an international level, in particular with regard to joint R&D projects. In order to gather project ideas the iCool Idea Workshop took place on Tuesday in Dresden. 

Within the scope of "iCool", at least 3 projects shall be developed with international partners. While the German partners will get up to 3 million Euro from the German funding agency, a respective amount of funding is expected also by the international partners.

On June 20th, Cool Silicon organized an iCool Idea Workshop on the occasion of the 12th Silicon Saxony Day in order to collect first project ideas and further push their development. Nearly 30 representatives of research institutes, SMEs and large companies attended the workshop to present their ideas and find project partners. Even before the start of the workshop, the attendees already exchanged their business cards and discussed about possible cooperation. Next to Cool Silicon members, also Peter Simkens, CEO of the Belgian high-tech cluster DSP Valley and further European company representatives were among the attendees.

Eventually, six out of ten presented projects were discussed in more detail and pushed forward within the three hour workshop. Projects will be developed in the fields of production and process technologies with regard to semiconductor production, wireless technologies as well as sensor networks. All projects should have a strong focus on the core competency of the cluster Cool Silicon which is energy efficiency for and by ICT.

The workshop was conducted with the professional help of the Technical University of Dresden.

Big thanks to all attendees who made the workshop a success!

Further information:
iCool – Internationalization of the Leading-edge Cluster Cool Silicon

iCool Project Proposal Template (doc)
Short introduction iCool funding project and milestones (pdf)