European Master on Embedded Intelligence Nanosystems Engineering (EMINENT)

A joint degree Erasmus Mundus Programme

Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

The programme offers advanced training from the nanoscale fabrication of devices and materials, including advanced sensoric and machine-learning components, up to macroscale intelligent systems and IoT interconnected devices in the information, sensing, and energy application areas.

Expert Insight​

Prof. Dr. Peter Haring Bolívar - University of Siegen, Germany

Smart sensing has huge and growing relevance in shaping our global future, underpinning the core Europe 2020 strategy for smart and sustainable growth. The present smart sensor market is growing at an estimated CAGR of 19% to U$87.6 billion in 2025. The future development of smart sensing and the success of Europe in addressing the associated challenges is crucially dependent on the availability of the human talents who can lead the associated interdisciplinary activities and teams necessary to develop and make use of these emerging technologies and systems. The EMINENT programme will provide the next generation of interdisciplinary educated European innovators to benefit from the associated opportunities, offering them a plethora of future promising and flourishing work opportunities.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Petridis - Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

Functional materials are materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli (temperature, electric/magnetic field, etc.) or by doping or functionalizing them. For this reason, are very useful for sensing applications since the external stimulus e.g. light or a gas agent affects modulates its properties e.g. electrical or optical ones. Otherwise, are called ‘smart materials’

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luis Pereira - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Paper electronics represents a new concept, which combines the use of paper as a functional part of electronic components or devices. Paper-based electronics show promising technical, economic, and environmental advantages which will allow new recyclable electronics devices like paper displays, smart labels, smart packaging, bio-and medical applications, PoC devices, RFID tags, disposable electrochemical sensors, solar cells, among others.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raphaël Canals - University of Orléans, France

One of the most exciting features of the internet of things is its ability to make the invisible, visible. That has huge implications for climate change, and for protecting the environment and people’s health. The growth in cheap sensors and cheap computing has made it possible for governments, startups, and non-profits to track air pollution at the local level much more cheaply than ever before. Non-profits are using sensors to monitor heat islands in New York City. The goal of all of these efforts is to provide information that citizens and governments can use to make better decisions. IoT can’t just help cities and individuals track pollution; it can help companies adjust their manufacturing processes to meet carbon reduction goals.

Prof. Dr. Sarunas Paulikas - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

In the heart of modern technology, sensor systems stand as the silent sentinels, translating the language of the physical world into the binary code of digital realms. Paired with the alchemy of data processing, this raw data transforms into invaluable insights, driving innovation across industries from healthcare to space exploration. It’s the wizardry that sifts through mountains of information, extracting pearls of wisdom that can revolutionise industries, save lives, and make the impossible, possible. These technologies illuminate uncharted paths, offering solutions to age-old problems and making the unimaginable a reality.


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