EUROPRACTICE is an EC initiative which aims to stimulate the wider exploitation of state of the art microelectronics technologies by European industry. The ultimate goal of EUROPRACTICE is to enhance European industrial competitiveness in the global market place.
The Software Service of EUROPRACTICE provides cost-effective access to, and basic support for, modern Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools for academic users. The Software Service is managed and operated by the Microelectronic Support Centre (MSC) at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
A wide range of cost effective leading edge IC, FPGA, MCM and Microsystems design tools are available for non commercial teaching and research. Additionally, the MSC has negotiated mechanisms which allow experienced universities to use some of their existing Software Service licences to transfer "know-how" and technology to industry under special terms and conditions.
Currently more than 650 universities and research laboratories from 38 countries in the European region license EDA tools and receive services from the Microelectronics Support Centre via the EUROPRACTICE project.
For further information, please visit the EUROPRACTICE website (link opens in a new window) or email us at MSC.
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