Young Academics

Call for Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses
Electronic-Based Systems (EBS) / Focus "Digital Sovereignty and the European Green Deal"

The ECSEL-Austria technology platform is planning to support up to 15 Bachelor’s/Master’s theses on the topic "Electronic-Based Systems", which focusses on digital sovereignty and the European Green Deal. ECSEL-Austria aims to contribute to each thesis with 2,000 Euros. ECSEL-Austria will present an award for the best topic/thesis during an official event.


The deadline for submission is 31 August 2020.
Submission may be made in German or English.

Who can participate?

Students writing a BA/MA thesis at a recognised Austrian university/university of applied sciences as well as Austrian companies or ones located in Austria (subsidiaries abroad are excluded).

Which theses will be accepted?

Thesis topics that have been submitted to and approved by the supervising professor, theses in progress or submitted theses that have not yet been completed or graded, however, will be considered.

The Jury

Dr. Helmut Leopold, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pribyl, Joanneum Research
Dr. Hannes Voraberger, AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG


Electronic-Based Systems (EBS): ECSEL-Austria has coined this term in Austria to be able to describe both electronic components and modules as well as the embedded software including upstream products. EBS are used (in a range of dedicated forms) in all key technologies.

Digital Sovereignty: This term encompasses the idea of having in Europe control over key technologies in electronic components and systems (hardware and embedded software).

The European Green Deal: Digital innovations, technologies and solutions based on microelectronics contribute to reaching the goals of the European Green Deal and include highly efficient performance electronics and controls for storage systems, for hydraulic, wind and solar power plants as well as embedded software in improved mobility systems and more.