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Centre of ExcelleNce for nanophotonicS, advancEd Materials and novel crystal growth-Based technoLogiEs

Project description

New research centre for applied nanocrystal technology

The ENSEMBLE3 project is dedicated to creating and capacitating a new research centre that focuses on crystal growth-based technologies and novel functional materials. This research aims for applications in nanophotonics, optoelectronics, telecommunication, medicine and photovoltaics, and will build on expertise from the University of Warsaw, as well as research, development and innovation at the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology. ENSEMBLE3 will act as a not-for-profit company focused on applied research in partnership with leading institutions like the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy and the Cooperative Research Centre nanoGUNE Consolider in Spain.


The grand objective of the project is to create an autonomous Centre of Excellence ENSEMBLE3 with excellence in research and great innovation potential in the area of crystal growth-based technologies, novel functional materials with innovative electromagnetic properties, and applications in nanophotonics, optoelectronics, telecommunication, medicine and photovoltaics. The ENSEMBLE3 CoE will build on the best of (i) nanophotonics and medicine-oriented research of the University of Warsaw (UW); (ii) research and development in the area of crystal growth and innovation practices at the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME); and (iii) the technology transfers via existing companies and new spin-offs. ENSEMBLE3 will be a not-for-profit limited liability company acting as a scientific unit created in strong partnership with leading institutions in the field with complementary expertise: (i) the outstanding Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany with its research excellence in controlling the flow of light at an unprecedented level utilizing three-dimensional structured materials; (ii) the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy with its research excellence in theory and experiment of linear and nonlinear optics, especially of complex materials; and (iii) the Cooperative Research Center nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain with its excellence in optical near-field nanospectroscopy and nanoscopy, nanomaterials and nanofabrication. The increase of scientific capabilities gained through the Teaming partnerships will enable ENSEMBLE3 to be successful in receiving competitive funding in international forums; achieving a measurable and significant improvement in terms of research and innovation culture; self-sustainability and sustained excellence provided by stable long-term agreements with the advanced partners; and help the Mazovian region and Poland to attain a competitive position in the global value chain. ENSEMBLE3 perfectly fits the goals outlined in Teaming Phase 2.

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Net EU contribution
€ 10 814 886,25
01 919 Warsaw

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 10 814 886,25

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