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EMECS-thon - ECS competes in international embedded systems marathon

Published: 28 January 2014

EMECS-thon creates the opportunity for students to showcase their skills by creating an embedded system in 48 hours based on their own idea.

The international contest returns to the University of Southampton this weekend (31 January - 2 February) hosted by Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), with the Gala ceremony taking place on Sunday 2 February, at 17.00, in the Mountbatten Building 53/4025.

EMECS-thon is running for the third time and this year's event will simultaneously unite six leading universities in Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, Romania, Palestine and Russia. The event is organized by students and alumni of Erasmus Mundus in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) Masters programme, with the support of academia, local NGOs and significant companies from the embedded systems industry, such as ARM, Atmel, Xilinx, Microchip and Nordic Semiconductor.

“We are proud to have managed to bring together six top universities worldwide, the biggest companies in the field as our partners, and more than 125 participants, demonstrating the spirit of EMECS-thon, and raising it to a new level," said Angel Codrean, Global Co-ordinator. "We invite you to attend the Gala event when students will receive their awards.”

Full details are on the event website: or contact the Co-ordinators:

Angel Codrean Global Coordinator email: mobile: +49 152 22 199 899 office: +49 631 205 5551

Predrag Nikolic Local Southampton Coordinator email: mobile: +44 745 900 1358

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