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Indium-Phosphide Pilot Line for up-scaled, low-barrier, self-sustained, PIC ecosystem

Objective

InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) offer game changing performance capabilities across multiple market sectors. Alas, the possibilities have so far been restricted to a small number of vertically-integrated technology businesses. Europe boasts tens of innovative businesses who are positioned to develop PIC-enabled technologies , but – alas again – they do not have access to mature, fast-turnaround predictable, high performance production.

InPulse is a manufacturing pilot line for InP PICs which will transform the PIC industry from a vertically integrated model with all skills in-house within a small number of specialized businesses, to an open-access horizontal model accessible to all European innovators. InPulse puts in place the technological and operational processes to:
1) Accelerate the uptake of PIC technology in new markets: enabling SMEs to create tens of products in markets where PICs have not be used before.
2) Enable sustainable production in Europe creating aligned, scalable and inter-locking services and value chains
3) Accelerate time to market from years to under 24 months with predictive design for fewer and faster product design cycles
4) Qualify foundry processes, to TRL7, sharing process optimization across products

InPulse combines low entrance-threshold, mature-manufacturing to enable tens of European PIC innovators.
InPulse is validated by:
• A “Pilot Line Validation Program” with two Participants stretching performance
• A “Demonstrator Open Call” program enabling external users to take thirty designs to pre-production
• High frequency open access calls, sustainable beyond the end of the project

InPulse partners have played a pioneering role in open access InP PICs, creating an infrastructure for research and early stage development. We are very well positioned to enable high TRL development in a scalable design kit driven process driving open access InP PICs from proof of concept to industrial prototyping and pre-production.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 3 609 081,25

Participants (16)

AMIRES SRO

Participation ended

Czechia
EU contribution
€ 70 437,50
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 404 333,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRIGHT PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 331 887,50
Address
Burgemeester Van Den Helmlaan 67
3604 CE Maarssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM
France
EU contribution
€ 593 750
Address
Rue Hamelin 17
75116 Paris 16
Activity type
Other
FICONTEC SERVICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 413 262,50
Address
Rehland 8
28832 Achim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 300 228,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
III-V LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 1 648 736,25
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 828 406,25
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOTON DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 500
Address
Leopold Street 34
OX4 1TW Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOENIX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 480 462,50
Address
Capitool 50
7521 PL Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMART PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 756 906
Address
High Tech Campus 29
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOBIS FIBRE TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 645 442,35
Address
Pyrietstraat 2
1812 SC Alkmaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 413 858,75
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 597,63
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B D5 Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VPIPHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 375
Address
Carnotstrasse 6
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMIRES THE BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE ZU
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 137 462,53
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Prague
Activity type
Other