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FABrication of 3D metasurfaces to enable the next generation of high efficiency optical products

Objective

FABulous will develop an industrial surface ‘coating’ technology that exploits breakthroughs in multiphoton lithography and process modelling to manufacture high resolution 3D metasurfaces at a throughput viable for series production. These metasurfaces will be capable of manipulating light with unprecedented flexibility and will open the possibility of designing and manufacturing smaller, lighter, and more environmentally friendly products, through the replacement of bulky components and/or the chemical coatings currently used to enhance the efficiency and performance of optical products.
The project will explore novel methods for rapid (>10cm2/min) micro-fabrication of high-resolution (smaller than 200nm) 3D structures, and the development of new production tools to optimise the design and integration of the metasurfaces into functional products. These innovations will then be scaled for commercial applications and integrated into an industrial platform with a quality assurance and control system, enabling the fabrication of 3D metasurfaces on a range of substrates with unprecedented productivity, resolution, flexibility, and reliability.
The application of the technology and its potential to contribute to the design and manufacturing of more sustainable and circular European goods will also be demonstrated in a series of uses cases. The platform will be used to coat optical components (lenses, light pipes, and micro-optics arrays) with custom metasurfaces, and demonstrate that these components, when integrated into the design and manufacturing of functional optical systems (cameras, automotive lights and PV cells), can significantly improve their efficiency whilst in parallel reducing their environmental footprint.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Net EU contribution
€ 950 725,00
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino
Spain

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

MULTIPHOTON OPTICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 770 000,00
Address
Friedrich-bergius-ring 15
97076 Wurzburg

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Region
Bayern Unterfranken Würzburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 646 250,00
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 611 486,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 801 587,50
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 538 787,50
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 178 800,00
Address
2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FICOSA ADAS, S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 294 125,00
Address
Gran Via Carlos Iii 98 5th Floor
08028 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 259 750,00
Address
Rue Koningin Astridlaan 59b/9
1780 Wemmel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PLANOPSIM NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 424 168,75
Address
Boterbloemstraat 29
9090 Melle

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

MODUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
7-11 Melville Street
EH3 7PE Edinburgh

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data