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European Manufacturing Platform For Photonic Integrated Circuits

Objective

The objective of EuroPIC is no less than to effect a fundamental change in the way applications based on photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are designed and manufactured in Europe. The key development is to facilitate access by small companies (SMEs) to development and manufacturing of photonic micro-systems in the form of advanced but very cost effective PICs. EuroPIC can bring forth a new production paradigm to forge a sustainable business sector with the potential for very significant future growth. This will be done by developing a generic technology that is capable of realising complex PICs from a small set of basic building blocks. The programme adopts a holistic approach addressing the whole production chain from idea, via proof of concept, design and prototype to product and application. The consortium will carry out research into manufacturing methods and high-throughput processes which will lead to an open-access industrial generic foundry production capability for Europe. It will demonstrate the potential of the generic approach by fabricating a number of Application Specific PICs (ASPICs) with a record combination of complexity and performance, for a wide range of applications in telecommunications, sensors, data communications, medical systems, metrology and consumer photonics. The consortium is in an excellent position to carry out this ambitious task. It includes Europe’s key players, a mix of SMEs, industry and academic partners, in the fields of component manufacturing, PIC design and applications, photonic CAD, and packaging. Further, EuroPIC is building a strong User Group, many of them SMEs, with committed users from different application fields, which will be actively involved in introducing cost-effective ASPICs in a variety of novel applications, providing Europe with a competitive advantage over the US and the Far East.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SME-2
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 502 047,54
Administrative Contact
Suzanne (S.) Udo (Ms.)

Participants (17)

WILLOW PHOTONICS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 599,60
Address
Wappenham Road Abthorpe 4
NN12 8QU Towcester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David James Robbins (Dr.)
OCLARO TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 690 774
Address
Caswell
NN12 8EQ Towcester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Knight (Mr.)
PHOENIX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 253 981,46
Address
Capitool 50
7521 PL Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arjen Bakker (Mr.)
THE CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED PHOTONICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 141,75
Address
B55 Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath
IP5 3RE Ipswich, Suffolk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leigh Hepplethwaite (Ms.)
III-V LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 400 830
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Denis Mazerolle (Dr.)
GENEXIS B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 27 799,60
Address
Lodewijkstraat 1A
5652 AC Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carla Van Der Heijden (Ms.)
PHOTON DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 000
Address
Leopold Street 34
OX4 1TW Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominic Gallagher (Dr.)
FILARETE s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 774,80
Address
Via Vanvitelli 45
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierluigi Carni (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 808,25
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
FIBERSENSING-SISTEMAS AVANCADOS DEMONITORIZACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 49 400
Address
Rua Vasconcelos Costa 277
4470 640 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Villas Boas (Mr.)
Baas B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 404,60
Address
Fascinatioboulevard 522
2900 AL Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
A.A. Taminiau (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 382 870
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 72 576,50
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
VANDERHOEKPHOTONICS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 199,70
Address
Cederdreef 7
3137PA Vlaardingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marinus Van Der Hoek (Mr.)
EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM
France
EU contribution
€ 55 168
Address
Rue Hamelin 17
75116 Paris 16
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martine Keim-Paray (Ms.)
BB Photonics B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 272 900
Address
Burgemeerster Van Den Helmlaan 67
3604 CE Maarssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Hendrik Den Besten (Dr.)
SST SIGNAL & SYSTEM TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 264,20
Address
Bahnweg 1
56427 Siershahn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
T. Seegers-Kieboom (Mrs.)