Thematic Working Groups


What is a Thematic Working Group?

A Thematic Working Group (TWG) is a group of experts, who have a genuine interest in sharing their experience and becoming key players in addressing the most pressing issues for the chips industry.

Each TWG is focused on a specific topic and aligns with the objectives defined by the European Commission to strengthen the chips manufacturing industry.

Though regular strategic meetings, the members of the TWGs shape the policy and industry discussion around key issues for the semiconductor sector in Europe.


Who is involved?

All TWGs have one common feature: they are based on the Triple Helix approach. The Triple Helix approach aims at bringing together Industry, Research & Academia and Policy-makers to comprehensively address the identified issues.

Within the semiconductor industry this approach deserves a particular attention. The challenges Europe faces require a constant discussion between all the stakeholders and the TWGs aim to provide a secure place for this to happen.



List of open TWGs

The objective of the TWGs is to raise a discussion on well-defined topics that need to be tackled to make the chips industry more resilient in Europe. The topics are aligned with the European Commission’s priorities and the list of members is up to approval by the consortium. The list of open TWGs will be gradually expanded to address more topics.


TWG on Skills

TWG on Skills

The TWG on Skills brings together a broad range of stakeholders who have interest and expertise in addressing the skills shortage in the chips industry. The TWG on Skills is a closed group selected to represent the perspective of academia, policy-making and industry and contribute to the delivery of a landscape Blueprint on how to address the skills shortage in Europe.

The TWG on Skills focuses on:

  • Skills gaps analysis in the chips industry
  • Best practices at the academia and industry level
  • Proposals for future initiatives and policy recommendations
More information on the TWG on Skills