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Nanonets2Sense

Objective

Nanonets2Sense proposes a new technological approach, where random networks of nanowires, called nanonets (NN), allow biosensors for medical applications to be integrated at low cost with a 3D integration scheme. The final objective of the project is to demonstrate 3D above-IC integration of nanonet-based sensing devices on a CMOS platform. By using nanonets as sensing material, our synergetic approach retains the advantages of nanowires (NW) properties without the associated technological burden. With a smart combination of bottom-up and top-down technologies and a low processing temperature (<400°C) compatible with CMOS integration, it allows 3D integration into a compact sensor, where the sensing element, which is exposed to breath or biofluids, is integrated above the CMOS detection circuit, which is naturally protected.

Nanonets2Sense will address all material, device and circuit issues. It will develop the integration process that allows the 3D above-IC integration of NN-based sensing devices on a CMOS platform, optimize sensor performance by engineering nanonet properties and device dimensions, analyse NN-based devices operation and performance and optimize readout accordingly, demonstrate the viability of the integration approach by fabricating a proof-of-concept integrated sensor that realizes 3D SoC integration of a NN-based sensing device with its CMOS read-out.

Nanonets2Sense is thus providing a new technological building block to enhance CMOS chip functionality with biosensing capability. It combines high performance at low cost and the impact is enhanced by the fact that the approach is generic and can be adapted to a large variety of NW and target molecules. Nanonets2Sense relies on well recognized European partners, including academic, SME and large company, which represent the whole chain from basic and applied research to foundry and products development, ensuring that exploitation will combine sounded physical concepts with industrial vision.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 625 000

Participants (4)

INSTITUT SINANO ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Parvis Louis Neel 3 Minatec Imep Lahc
38016 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 532 500
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMS SENSORS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 475 000
Address
Deanland House Cowley Road
CB4 0DL Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 487 500
Address
Tobelbaderstrasse 30
8141 Unterpremstaetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)