source: EPCI, Electronics Weekly
The European Passive Components Institute has been selected as a finalist in the “Educational Support Award” category in the industry’s largest technology and business awards: the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2016.
Electronics Weekly revealed the finalists in the industry’s largest technology and business awards: the Elektra Awards 2016. EPCI has been listed among the finalists in the Educational Support Award category. The full list of Elektra Award finalist has been published here.
The Elektra Awards give recognition to the latest cutting-edge products, technologies and industry innovation practices. It is widely recognised as the leading promotional platform for highlighting the electronics achievements of individuals and companies across Europe. An independent panel of judges will assess the quality of all entries and announce this year’s winners at an awards ceremony that will take place on 1 December 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
“It is our great honour to have made it on to the shortlist for the Elektra Awards, and it is a further strong motivation for us to continue in our efforts to support the European passive components industry and develop new online tools for passive components in general.” said Tomas Zednicek, President of EPCI.
The European Passive Component Institute (EPCI) was established in July 2015 with the objective of building bridges between European passive component manufacturers, test houses and universities, and the end users of passive components. Its aim is to foster awareness of the European passive component industry and to provide better visibility to small enterprises with new and innovative ideas. There are also many ongoing projects at Universities that are practically unknown to the industry, and test houses with special capabilities that warrant more attention. EPCI has established several open projects in order to support the passive component industry through web-based electronics channels such as:
- European Passive Industry Database (currently more than 120 entries)
- e-PassiveBook – an online passive components handbook
- e-Symposium. – an online technical article database
EPCI cooperates closely with ESA, the European Space Agency and other academic and industrial organisations on passive component projects. EPCI has been invited to serve on the programme committee for the upcoming ESA 2nd Space Passive Components Days, which will be held at ESTEC in October 2016.