Intel and German University Collaborate in Progressive Sustainability Study

Intel and German University Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal Collaborate in Progressive Sustainability Project - StREaM Study


  • February 9, 2024

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Intel Ireland has recently hosted Hochschule Magdeburg - Stendal University of Applied Sciences (h2) and University College Dublin (UCD) in a collaborative event, focusing on wastewater management and sustainable engineering.

Talent development is at the heart of Intel’s vision for expanding chip manufacturing in Europe and this is underpinned by having strong relationships with academic partners across the region. This is particularly important in Saxony Anhalt, and this latest activity was a chance to introduce h2 to Intel’s manufacturing environment and connect them with some of our academic partners in Ireland.

The event showcased the culmination of the h2 Bachelor of Engineering’s StREaM semester 4 competition, which focused on a wastewater sustainability challenge set by Dr. Fiona Moclair, Director of EMEA Manufacturing & Sustainability Policy at Intel. The competition's impact extends beyond the academic realm, requiring students to demonstrate practical applications in critical sustainability engineering, while addressing semiconductor industry requirements.

The h2 Magdeburg – Stendal students presented their innovative solutions to a panel of experts from Intel, h2, and UCD. The event also featured a tour of the Intel Leixlip campus, showcasing the state-of-the-art technology and the company's commitment to sustainability, including wastewater treatment facilities.

UCD hosted the competition awards ceremony, where three standout teams were recognized for their impactful solutions. Intel also announced scholarships for three students based on their academic performance, engagement with the StREaM challenge, and their interest in the semiconductor industry.

The collaboration signifies the beginning of a long-term partnership between Intel, Hochschule Magdeburg - Stendal University of Applied Sciences (h2) as part of a program to support higher education in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.  The project competition is one of 10 Intel collaborative activities already underway in the six Higher Education Institutes in the region and supports our planned Manufacturing activities in Magdeburg.

Bernie Capraro, Intel’s EU Talent Development Programme Manager, emphasized the shared values and goals in research and working in engineering.

The StREaM Study is just one of the many collaborative activities between Intel and educational institutions, reinforcing Intel's commitment to fostering innovation, sustainability, and knowledge exchange. The initiative also strengthens ties with Hochschule Magdeburg - Stendal University of Applied Sciences and University College Dublin, one of Intel Ireland's MoU university partners.

–Bernie Capraro, Intel’s EU Talent Development Programme Manager

Intel is actively building relationships with Universities and Technical Schools in Europe, implementing effective workforce development programmes to support the greenfield site projects in Germany and Poland.  Since 2022, Intel has developed “Mindshare” programmes that support over 500 students per year in Germany.  The relationship with Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal is just one such example of a collaborative relationship designed to develop the technical talent for our Magdeburg project.