The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology develops new laser processes, tailor-made laser beam sources and special laser systems. We can provide you with customer-specific solutions for contract research and development in the field of solid state lasers, diode lasers, laser optics, laser cutting, laser welding, surface treatment, micro technology, laser measurement and testing technology, plasma technology, modeling and simulation as well as system technology for your innovations. www.ilt.fraunhofer.de
The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering develops innovative solutions with light for the future fields of energy, environment, information, communication, health, production, security, and mobility. Applied research and development are linked with excellent fundamental research for the control of light - from creation and manipulation to application. We cover the entire process chain, from system design to manufacturing of prototypes within our five research units: optical components and systems, precision engineering components and systems, functional surfaces and coatings, photonic sensors and measuring systems, and laser technology. Due to the close interaction of these research units, we provide customized and optimized solutions for our partners.www.iof.fraunhofer.de
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• 3D-Forensics: Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner for forensic evidence recovery at crime scenes
• SUPCAM: New cost effective and minimally invasive endoscopic device able to investigate the colonic mucosa, ensuring a high level of navigation accuracy and enhanced diagnostic capabilitie
• ICAN: International Coherent Amplification Network
• HYPOLED: High-performance OLED-microdisplays for mobile multimedia HMD and micro-projection applications
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systemsconducts research on the technology needed to supply energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialised, threshold and developing countries. To this purpose, the Institute develops systems, components, materials and processes in the areas of the thermal use of solar energy, solar building, solar cells, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion, energy storage and the rational use of energy. The Fraunhofer ISE is located in Freiburg, Germany. www.ise.fraunhofer.de
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AMON-RA: Architectures, Materials, and One-dimensional Nanowires for Photovoltaics - Research and Applications
NGCPV: A new generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems
SCOOP: Solar COllectors made Of Polymers
20plµs: 20 percent efficiency on less than 100 µm thick industrially feasible c-Si solar cells
SOPHIA: PhotoVoltaic European Research Infrastructure
The Fraunhofer Institute Material and Beam Technology works based on its expertise in materials- and nanotechnologies combined with the resources for comprehensive materials analysis and characterization. The specialty and competitive advantage of the Fraunhofer IWS lies in the combination of this fundamental expertise with its far reaching experiences and resources in the areas of coating and laser technologies. The department “Laser Ablation and Cutting” has been working with: short pulsed laser systems in the field of micro processing for more than 20 years. Working with a huge variety of materials it is a highly-qualified expertise in this field. The team, working on the process development in laser cutting, possesses profound knowledge in applications of various laser technologies, especially in high speed remote cutting and laser punching. www.iws.fraunhofer.de
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LIFT: Leadership In Fiber Technology
The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro-integration specializes in applied and industrial contract research on packaging technology and the integration of multifunctional electronics into systems. The institute covers all the competencies needed for advanced photonic packaging such as process development and qualification and reliability and failure analysis with specific links to 3D wafer level packaging and 3D heterogeneous integration. Optical interconnection technologies such as fiber optics, photonic substrate integration, electrical-optical circuit boards and LED are fields of excellence. The institute has a staff of more than 300 and earns 90% of the turnover through contract research. www.izm.fraunhofer.de
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PhoxTrot: Photonics for High-Performance, Low-Cost and Low-Energy Data Centers and High Performance Computing Systems: Terabit/s Optical Interconnect Technologies for On-Board, Board-to-Board and Rack-to-Rack data links
EnLight: LED packaging for energy efficient and intelligent lighting systems
PARADIGM: through silicon vias technology and self-alignment for photonic integrated circuits
SEPIANet: System embedded Photonics in Access Networks
CycLED: Material Flow Analysis and Environmental Impact of Optoelectronics
The Center for Physical Sciences and Technology: FTMCis the largest state research institute in Lithuania with ~ 750 employees, including 230 PhD and 55 PhD students, and 19 departments, working in different field of physics, chemistry and technology. The Department of Laser Technologies cover nano-photonics, laser science and applications, including modelling of nano-photonic structures, development of optical components for lasers, new design of fiber and solid-state based lasers, their application in the precise material processing and laser-based technology implementation. The Department of Optoelectronics is world known on its activities in terahertz generation and imaging. Its facilities include equipment for MBE growth of dilute bismide layers for infrared light emitters and photo-detectors. Various ultrafast spectroscopy methods are widely used in the Department of Molecular Compounds Physics for studies of excitation dynamics in molecular compounds seeking the control operational abilities of molecular optoelectronic devices. www.ftmc.lt Funded Research Projects Experience .
APPOLO: Hub of Application Laboratories for Equipment Assessment in Laser Based Manufacturing
BIANCHO: Bismide And Nitride Based Components For High-Temperature Operation
MITEPHO: MIcrowave and TErahertz PHOtonics
POCAONTAS: Polymer-Carbor Nanotubes Active Systems For Photovoltaics
POLALAS: Novel Photonic Nanostructures For Polariton Lasers
Glyndwr University is involved in research projects from small scale, such as helping local businesses in solving issues, to very large scale, such as helping develop advanced optical technologies for the world’s largest astronomical telescope, to be built at the European Southern Observatory. The emphasis is always on problem-solving and using our latest ideas and state-of-the-art technical know-how, some of which was recognised as “world leading” in the last Research Assessment Exercise. The research activities of the university are coordinated through our research centres. Research students belong to and are supported by our Graduate School. We also participate in GuildHE’s CREST Initiative through which we collaborate on research support and training with other institutions.www.glyndwr.ac.uk
Hamamatsu products are actively used throughout the world in a wide variety of areas including medical treatment, chemical analysis, measurement, information & communications, and office automation. Here Hamamatsu provides specific examples of fundamental and applied research as well as elemental and applied technology fostered over the 60-year history that provides vital support for supplying our products. www.hamamatsu.com
The Haute Ecole Arc microtechnology research institutes are well established within the best applied research centres in Switzerland. Activities are mainly driven by the local industrial need and cover a broad panel of applications among them we can highlight the biomedical and sensing activities. Photonics technologies are of importance within these activities and a strong know-how has been developed in interferometry, optical fibres sensing and photonics in general. http://international.he-arc.ch/int-en-wo/engineering Funded Research Projects Experience .
NEXPRESSO: Network for EXchange and PRototype Evaluation of photonicS componentS and Optical systems
MULTIPOL: Multifunctional Polymer Materials and Systems with Tailored Mechanical, Electrical and Optical Properties
PARYLENS: Parylene based artificial smart lenses fabricated using a novel solid-on-liquid deposition process
The research institutes have also an intensive activity funded by Swiss national programs as for example : New Techniques for Enhancement of distributed Brillouin sensing
Heraeus Noblelight counts itself among the market and technology leaders worldwide for special lamps with wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared for industrial, scientific, and medical applications. With locations in Germany, the United Kingdom, China, and the USA, the segment manufactures lamps for analytical measurement technology and the printing industry, infrared emitters for industrial heating processes, arc and flash lamps, and products for water disinfection and air treatment, as well as sun simulation and photochemistry with a high level of vertical integration. www.heraeus-noblelight.com
The Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences (IPaQS) at the Heriot-Watt University carries out broad range of world-leading research in photonic physics, engineering photonics and quantum sciences. IPaQS builds on Heriot-Watt’s 40+ years of history in world-leading research in photonics and spans a broad range of research – from lasers and optical sensing approaches to future manufacturing methods to the fundamentals of quantum information with a special focus on quantum sciences. IPaQS presents a unified capability to industry and other collaborative partner laboratories and maintains very strong links with industry (SELEX ES, Renishaw, AWE, etc. IPaQS’s depth in relevant photonics research has led to the formation of successful spin-out companies including Edinburgh Instruments, Helia Photonics and PowerPhotonic. www.hw.ac.uk
High Tech Campus Eindhoven is the smartest km² in Europe with more than 125 companies, start-ups and institutes. Some 10,000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs are working on developing future technologies and products that will affect the lives of billions of people. Facilities such as cleanrooms are shared among the community which contributes to foster collaboration. High Tech Campus Eindhoven belongs to the 17% largest science parks worldwide and nearly 50% of all patent applications in The Netherlands come from the Campus/Brainport region, elected as the world smartest region in 2011. www.hightechcampus.com
HiSilicon Technologies was established in October 2004. The former ASIC Design Center of Huawei Technologies, was founded in 1991. With the headquarter in Shenzhen, China, Hisilicon has set up design divisions in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley: USA and Sweden. HiSilicon provides ASICs and solutions for communication network and digital media. These ASICs are widely used in over 100 countries and regions around the world. In the digital media field, Hisilicon has already released the SoC and solution for network surveillance, videophone, DVB and IPTV. www.hisilicon.com
Huawei, founded in 1987, is an entirely employee-owned private company and a leading global information and communications technology: ICT solutions provider with a vision to enrich life through communication. Through the company’s 150,000 employees and dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities across the carrier networks, enterprise and consumer markets by providing competitive solutions and services, which have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one-third of the world’s population. www.huawei.com
ICFO, the Institute of Photonic Sciences, hosts 300 researchers organized in 22 research groups working in 60 state-of-the-art research laboratories, equipped with the latest experimental facilities and supported by a range of cutting-edge facilities for nanofabrication, characterization, imaging and engineering. It is located in a specially designed, 14.000m2-building situated in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, Spain. The institute hosts an active Corporate Liaison Program that aims at creating collaborations between all types of national and international industries and ICFO researchers. It is also proactive in fostering entrepreneurial activities and spin-off creation among ICFOnians. www.icfo.eu
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ICFO has been involved in a range of projects funded by the European Union such as PLASMOCOM, FAST DOT, Q-ESSENCE, AQUTE, PHORBITEC, QCS, SPEDOC, NANO-VISTA, NANOMATCELL, SOLPROCELL, MUSE-Tech, the FET Flagship Graphene Project, etc., as well as the European Space Agency and the NEXPRESSO: Network for EXchange and PRototype Evaluation of photonicS componentS and Optical systems funding scheme. ICFO currently also belongs to the European Networks of Excellence Photonics 4 Life Europe and Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency and to the Integrated Infrastructure Initiative Laserlab Europe. Moreover, ICFO hosts more than 10 active ERC projects.
The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is a research organisation focusing in the science and technology of nano devices for energy, life sciences and information technology. The Institute promotes collaboration among different disciplines to carry out basic and applied research, working within the Barcelona Nanocluster and with local and global industry. In the context of EPIC, research and development activities include biophotonics and biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, organic solar energy cells, thermal transport in the micro- and nano-scale and opto-mechanics. Its Flexible Nanofabrication Platform develops solutions for cost-efficient and scalable processes suitable for photonics devices. The institute participates in active in several national and international research initiatives, such as the graphene flagship (graphene-based biosensors) and nanophononics. www.icn2.cat
IHP performs R&D in the fields of silicon-based systems, highest-frequency integrated circuits, and technologies for wireless and broadband communication. The focus of research at the institute is oriented towards issues relevant for business, resulting in applications for telecommunications, semiconductor and automotive industries, aerospace, telemedicine, and automation technologies. The institute has developed into a competence center for silicon-germanium technologies. In recent years, IHP is dedicating considerable efforts to photonic frontend integration with its high-performance BiCMOS technology. The objective is to provide high-performing BiCMOS electronics co-integrated with photonics building blocks such as SOI-waveguides, Germanium photo-detectors, and modulators to academic and industrial users. www.ihp-microelectronics.com
IKO Science is a team of wide experienced scientists, designers and engineers. IKO Science makes research, design and manufactures components and complete systems for detecting and analysis of static and dynamic signals in range from Ultra Violet to Infra Red, including very low signal intensity. Nanotechnology is just a step to quantum technologies and IKO Science has set up Quantum Laboratory for the development of new generation sensing systems which are based on quantum effects and technologies. One more direction of our activity is biosensors, biophotonics and bioelectronics. Our products are intended for many purposes in wide range of applications from quantum and nano technologies to medicine, safety and secure environment, green energy and aerospace industries. www.ikoscience.ee
Imagine Optic is a provider of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing hardware and software, adaptive optics technologies and professional services in applied optics. We work with scientists and industrials in domains including pure science, industrial quality control, space and defense, semiconductors and many others. From X-EUV, through the visible light spectrum and on to near infra-red, we develop, manufacture, distribute and support a very large range of wavefront measurement and correction technologies. From augmenting resolution in bioimaging applications to improving beam shape and propagation, we have the hardware and software to meet customer needs. www.imagine-optic.com
Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) is a joint research unit between CNRS, Centrale Lyon, INSA Lyon, University Lyon 1 and CPE Lyon. Multidisciplinary and technological research are carried out at INL, in various areas of micro and nanotechnologies and their applications. Research fields extend from materials to systems, fostering the emergence of fully fledged technologies. INL draws on the resources of the NanoLyon technology facility. INL is particularly active at the European scale in the area of Photonics and Nanophotonics (Photonics on CMOS, Photonic Crystals, materials, nanostructures and heterostructures for optoelectronics, design of heterogeneous systems), and Photovoltaics (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation solar cells, nanophotonics for photovoltaics). http://inl.cnrs.fr/
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Partner of ICT projects, 3 STREPs, 1 IP and 1 NoE on Photonics on CMOS, and III-V integration on Silicon since 2004. 2 ongoing Marie Curie projects for young scientists.
Partner of 1 FET STREP on Nanophotonics for Photovoltaics (PhotoNvoltaics).
Partner of a KIC InnoEnergy project (POWCELL).
The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology: IPHT explores the scientific basics of photonic processes and systems of the highest sensitivity, efficiency, and resolution. In keeping with its “Photonics for Life” motto, IPHT develops custom solutions to problems in the fields of medicine and the life and environmental sciences that are based on this research. Following IPHT’s principle “From Ideas to Instruments,” we implement the insights gained from our research into processes, instrumental concepts, and sometimes even into laboratory prototypes in order to sustainably contribute to the benefit of patients and consumers. With its research profile, IPHT is perfectly integrated into the science and economic hub that is Jena – a city which, since the time of Ernst Haeckel, Carl Zeiss, Otto Schott, and Ernst Abbe, has traditionally been characterized by the fertile interaction between the life sciences, physics, and optics. Through its leading role in national and international networks and consortia, IPHT significantly contributes to the advancement of the research topic of Biophotonics and performs an important deed in safeguarding the future in an area highly relevant to society. www.ipht-jena.de