The sustainability concept is a common purpose of SINANO members and will be supported in the following years, at National levels, at the EU level for which green electronics will become very important (e.g. EC Green Deal), at the International level with the Sustainable Development Goals that have been launched some years ago.

For Electronic systems, it is particularly important to lower the energy consumption (at material, device, circuit and system levels), to develop a cost effective circular economy, to take into account the full supply chain, to substitute critical (rare or toxic) materials, and to organize training activities, workshops and University curricula in these domains.

Couple Sinano partners together with other institutions launched Encos initiative “European Nanoelectronics COnsortiumfor Sustainability” in order to exchange about new paradigms in electronics design and research toward sustainability.

ENCOS White-paper

ENCOS Flyer

2018 ENCOS Workshop at UCL: Program

A Workshop on “Sustainable IoT ” will be jointly organized at ESSDERC-ESSCIRC 2021 in Grenoble, France

Organizers:

  • Francis Balestra – Director SINANO Institute
  • Thierry Baron – LTM- Need project coordinator
  • Thomas Ernst – CEA-LETI
  • Jean-Pierre Raskin – UCL – Leader of the ENCOS Initiative

Some SINANO partners are involved in the NEED Project on sustainable nanoelectronics, which will develop methodologies integrating economic analysis, geopolitics issues, acceptability and durability of new technological solutions, to apply to advanced research.

NEED Project website

NEED for IoT Project presentation

Doctoral school on sustainable ICT (SICT 2020) on September 2020: https://sites.uclouvain.be/sict/