G-RADNEXT Workshop in November 2023

Posted on 12 July 2023


Invitation to
G-RADNEXT Workshop 2023
The Workshop for Industry on Radiation Hardness Testing of Semiconductor Devices and Systems at the RADNEXT Facilities

Date: November 8th–9th 2023

In-Person Event

Organizers: PAC-G (IRT nanoelec), RADECS association, RADNEXT, CERN

Program & registration via Indico: https://indico.cern.ch/e/gradnext-2023


Radiation effects in semiconductor devices have come to play a major role in the performance and reliability of today’s electronics. Several questions also arise from emerging applications (such as self-driving cars, nanosatellites, medical implants etc.). As the demand for radiation hardness testing is on the rise, the availability of radiation facilities providing industrial access to perform these tests at least for certain radiation types are not able to catch up with the increasing demand. Traditional testing methodologies also seem to be limited in face of new semiconductor technologies, the increased usage of commercial components of the shelf and new applications fields.

The RADNEXT program – an H2020 INFRAIA-02-2020 infrastructure project – started in June 2021 and is addressing most of these challenges. In particular, it aims at bridging the gap between industrial and academic users of radiation hardness testing and the irradiation facilities providing beam time to them. This workshop is primarily dedicated to the whole industrial community where radiation effects in semiconductor and other microelectronic devices play a crucial role: i.e. the chip designers, the foundries, space companies the end users, the testing companies and the testing equipment manufacturers and many more. The aim of the workshop is to connect the stakeholders from industry with radiation effects experts from academia and representatives from irradiation facilities to stimulate discussion, in the framework of the RADNEXT Initiative.

Building upon the experience, notably linked to the very positive outcome and feedback of the G-RAD workshop in December 2020 and the G-RAD(NEXT) workshop in May 2022, we propose you to join us in-person and continue from where we left “virtually” last year. For the first time this workshop will take place as a fully on-site event. We are proud to announce that the conference venue will be at the CERN campus in Meyrin, Switzerland.

Technical topics

The 2-day workshop starts at noon on the November 8th 2023 and ends in the afternoon on November 9th. This allows participants to travel on the same day, respectively. The workshop will feature:

  • 3 invited keynote talks from renowned experts in the field
  • Technical session 1: Industry-relevant results gained from RADNEXT Transnational Access (TA) (invited talks only)
  • Technical Session 2: Young professionals from academia and industry presenting their results gained in RADNEXT TA and JRA campaigns or other relevant results in oral presentations and in a curated poster session (abstract reviewed)
  • Technical Session 3: Industry-relevant results gained from RADNEXT Joint Research Activities (JRA) (invited talks only)
  • A networking buffet for all workshop participants
  • A site visit to the CERN CHARM facility and/or a general visitor tour on selected sites of the CERN campus

After each technical session, an in-depth discussion is scheduled, where all participants are welcome to engage and discuss with each other. More details including speakers and topics will be announced soon on the Indico website.


G-RADNEXT 2023 aims to engage the industrial community with RADNEXT by proposing an event fully dedicated to industry with the following key objectives:

  • Collect needs, requirements, and trends from the industrial stakeholders to better support them within the RADNEXT activities
  • Highlighting the results obtained in TA and JRA of RADNEXT
  • Giving young professionals from industry and academia the opportunity to present their work
  • Offer networking opportunities between industry and facility experts

Target audience

  • Companies providing or using radiation testing services and consultancy
  • Facilities and research infrastructures providing access to users in the field of radiation testing or intending to provide access in the near future
  • Academics working in the field of radiation effects on semiconductors
  • Organizations involved in the standardisation of testing methods and workflows

Desired Outcomes

Our goal is to increase the level of engagement from industry with the members of the RADNEXT consortium, with a growth of the industrial quota of transnational access and proprietary/confidential access. We want to better serve the industrial community, and in this way to create value for the European industry and increase the socio-economic impact of RADNEXT. Last but not least, we are striving for fostering the European non-dependency and competitiveness in the field of radiation effects and radiation hardness assurance on electronic and microelectronic devices.