Training

The microBUILDER training courses raise awareness for the microBUILDER services and enables potential customers to create designs for the microBUILDER manufacturing processes. The training courses are developed for three different target groups:

  • Awareness level approaches the technically interested customer, including SMEs with no previous expertise in microtechnology. Hence, the course focuses on applications of the microBUILDER technology.
  • Technology level is dedicated to master level candidates (+last year undergraduates) who want to understand the technologies (and application areas) in detail.
  • Design level addresses the design experienced or inexperienced technical personnel planning to design its own microBUILDER system with hands-on assistance.

The training material consists of PowerPoint slides, animations, videos, case studies, exercises, and Coventor tutorials specifically designed for the microBUILDER technology. In addition, internet-based multimedia tools for distant learning by web access are available.

Scheduled training courses are announced below. To sign up for one of the announced courses, please complete and submit the registration form. If there is sufficient interest from local participants and if appropriate location can be offered, training courses can also be organized at your company/university. For further information about custom-built courses, please fill in the request form.

 

1-day course:

Course aim
In this course you will learn how to design your own microfluidic microsystem or other microsystems, e.g. flow sensors, plastic microfluidics, silicon pressure sensors, gas sensors, accelerometers, optical systems, etc. in the microBUILDER technologies and receive your own microsystem device in 9 months.

Course content
- What are the MicroBUILDER microsystems manufacturing services?
- How the SensoNor/MultiMEMS’s and Tronic’s MPW services are organised. MPW as a part of a product development. Process description. Key features. Limitations.
- How the ThinXXS plastic microsystem manufacturing services are organised.
- How the Add-on services from SINTEF and HSG-IMIT are organised
- Design: Design limitations. Layout rules. Templates (chip-level). Design tools.
- Design-Example: Designing step-by step
- MPW step-by-step: Booking. Design submission. Design check. Mask assembly.
Process schedule. Final inspection. Shipment.

Target group and skills required
Engineers, lecturers, students and researchers from companies, universities and institutes interested in learning about the microBUILDER possibilities. This is an introduction course with no specific skills required, but a basic understanding of semiconductor technology or a background in mechanical engineering is recommended.

Lecturer(s)
Highly qualified lecturer(s) from the MicroBUILDER training partners with hands-on knowledge of the microBUILDER technologies.

Course fee per participant
Students and academic institutions: Free of charge
Industry and institutes: 250 Euro

 

3-days course:

Course aim
In this course you will learn how to design your own microfluidic microsystem or other microsystems, e.g. flow sensors, plastic microfluidics, silicon pressure sensors, gas sensors, accelerometers, optical systems, etc. in the microBUILDER technologies and receive your own microsystem device in 9 months.

Course content
- What are the MicroBUILDER microsystems manufacturing services?
- How the SensoNor/MultiMEMS’s and Tronic’s MPW services are organised. MPW as a part of a product development. Process description. Key features. Limitations.
- How the ThinXXS plastic microsystem manufacturing services are organised.
- How the Add-on services from SINTEF and HSG-IMIT are organised
- Design: Design limitations. Layout rules. Templates (chip-level). Design tools.
- Design-Example: Designing step-by step
- MPW step-by-step from site booking to received microsystem chips.
- Hands-on training using L-edit and CoventorWare design tools (Other tools optional)

Target group and skills required
Engineers, lecturers, students and researchers from companies, universities and institutes interested in learning about the microBUILDER possibilities. This is an introduction course with no specific skills required, but a basic understanding of semiconductor technology or a background in mechanical engineering is recommended.

Lecturer(s)
Highly qualified lecturer(s) from the MicroBUILDER training partners with hands-on knowledge of the microBUILDER technologies.

Course fee per participant
Students and academic institutions: Free of charge
Industry and institutes: 750 Euro

Training courses to come

Course type
Date
Location
Contact
Technology 22 Sept 2009 SINTEF MiNaLab
Oslo, Norway

 Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

 

 Training courses in the past

Course type
Date
Location
Contact
Hands-on training 4-5 June 2009
BME - Budapest, Hungary

Zsolt Illyefalvi-Vitéz
 
Illye@ett.bme.hu

Technology 4-5 June 2009 UTAD, Portugal

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Hands-on training 22-23 April 2009 Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Technology 22 April 2009 SINTEF MiNaLab, Norway

Per Ohlckers
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Email: po@hive.no

Hands-on training 10-11 Dec 2008 Riga Technical University, Latvia

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Hands-on training
5 Dec 2008
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Danilo Demarchi
 
Hands-on training
1 Dec 2008
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Danilo Demarchi
 
Other 28 Nov 2008
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Danilo Demarchi
 
Awareness 20 Nov 2008
BSAC, Berkeley, USA

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Hands-on training 14 Oct 2008 University of Oslo, SINTEF MiNaLab, Norway

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Hands-on training 7 Oct 2008 University of Oslo, SINTEF MiNaLab, Norway

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Hands-on training 21-22 Sept 2008 University of Tel Aviv, Israel

Christopher Grinde

christopher.grinde@hive.no

Awareness 31 August 2008
University of Malta,
Malta

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 30 June - 2 July 2008
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 13-15 May 2008 CNFM, Montpellier, France

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

4-days hands-on training 16-19 April 2008

University of Malta

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

Awareness 16 April 2080
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Danilo Demarchi
 
2-days hands-on training 6-7 Mar. 2008 IMM/IPPT PAN Warsaw, Poland

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 4-6 Mar. 2008 A.T.E.I, Thessaloniki, Greece

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 20-22 Feb. 2008
Imtek, Freiburg, Germany

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

2-days hands-on training CANCELLED

19-20 Feb. 2008
CANCELLED

UAB CNM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Stein Ivar Hansen
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33031174
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: sih@hive.no

3-days hands-on training

17-19 Jan. 2008

Herriot Watt University, Scotland

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training

12-14 Dec. 2007

COREP, Turin, Italy

Danilo Demarchi Politecnico di Torino Dipartimento di Elettronica Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 10129 Torino - Italy Tel: +39 (0)11 5644122 Fax: +39 (0)11 5644099 Email: danilo.demarchi@polito.it

3-days hands-on training, joint microBUILDER and IntegramPlus event

3 - 5 Dec. 2007

IMT, Bucharest,  Romania

Per Ohlckers
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway Tel: +47 95903989
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: po@hive.no

2-days hands-on training 29-30 Oct. 2007 UAB CNM-CSIC
Barcelona, Spain
Stein Ivar Hansen
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33031174
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: sih@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 23-25 Oct. 2007

LAAS
Toulouse
France

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

1-day introductory course (in Italian) 25 Oct. 2007 Verona, SAVE, Italy
Danilo Demarchi
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy
Tel: +39 (0)11 5644122
Fax: +39 (0)11 5644099
Email: danilo.demarchi@polito.it
3-days hands-on training 15-17 Oct. 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Stein Ivar Hansen
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33031174
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: sih@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 9-11 Oct. 2007
IEF - Universite Paris-Sud , Paris, France

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 23-25 July 2007
IMTEK,
Freiburg, Germany

Stein Ivar Hansen
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33031174
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: sih@hive.no

1-day introductory course

21 June 2007

Primo Forum Tecnologico
Bologna, Italy

Pierluigi Civera
pierluigi.civera@polito.it
2-days hands-on-training

19-20 June 2007

Sevilla, Spain
Catedrático de Universidad
Dpto. de Ingeniería Electrónica
E.S. Ingenieros

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3 days hands-on-training 23-25 May 2007 Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy Danilo Demarchi
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy

Tel: +39 (0)11 5644122
Fax: +39 (0)11 5644099
Email: danilo.demarchi@polito.it
1-day introductory course 24 May 2007

MINOS
Bucuresti
Romania

Pierluigi Civera
pierluigi.civera@polito.it
1-day introductory course 23 May 2007

IMT
Bucuresti
Romania

Pierluigi Civera
pierluigi.civera@polito.it
1-day introductory course 9 May 2007 ISSE 2007 Conference
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Zsolt-Illyefalvi Vitéz
illye@ett.bme.hu

1-day introductory course 3 May 2007 Espoo, Finland

Christopher Grinde
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33037717
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: christopher.grinde@hive.no

3-days hands-on training 14-16 March 2007 Hsa MEMS Centre,
Xiamen
University China
Stein Ivar Hansen
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 33031174
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: sih@hive.no

1-day introductory course 8 March 2007 SINTEF MiNa
Oslo, Norway

Per Ohlckers
Vestfold University College
Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 95903989
Fax: +47 33031103
Email: po@hive.no

Special L-Edit course for SensoNor technologies 23 Jan 2007 Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

Danilo Demarchi
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy

Tel: +39 (0)11 5644122
Fax: +39 (0)11 5644099
Email: danilo.demarchi@polito.it

1-day introductory course 22 Jan 2007 Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy Danilo Demarchi
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy
Tel: +39 (0)11 5644122
Fax: +39 (0)11 5644099
Email: danilo.demarchi@polito.it

Published June 26, 2006