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Training & Research Involving Polymer Optical Devices

Objective

The project is located in the field of optical fibre sensors - an area where Europe has developed internationally competitive research and commercial activity. The aim is to significantly extend the range of application of optical fibre grating sensors by developing a mature version of the technology in polymer optical fibres and thereby increase European competitiveness.
Polymer fibres offer some key advantages over silica, the two most important perhaps being the ability to sense much higher strains and the considerably reduced stiffness of the plastic compared to the glass fibre. Polymers are however complex materials and the properties of a sensor in this material are dependent on all stages of the sensor fabrication process, from initial preform production, through fibre drawing to grating fabrication.
In TRIPOD we have brought together an interdisciplinary scientific team with expertise covering all aspects of the sensor fabrication path to enable us to obtain a full understanding of the process, with the aim of enabling us to produce optimised grating sensors, efficiently, repeatably and reliably. Integral to the programme are end-user companies who will provide direction on sensor development and training to the researchers on business issues, as well as familiarising themselves with the new technology, enabling them to expand their business models. In addition, we include technology innovators to open up further applications and potential markets.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 804 316,92
Administrative Contact
David Webb (Prof.)

Participants (7)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 741 148,64
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ole Bang (Prof.)
MEDTRONIC R&D DIABETES DENMARK AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 148 889,74
Address
Arne Jacobsens Alle 17
2300 Kobenhavn S
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Egesborg (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET MARII CURIE-SKLODOWSKIEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 404 330,52
Address
Pl Marii Curie Sklodowskiej 5
20 031 Lublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pawel Mergo (Dr.)
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 217 613,22
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kyriacos Kalli (Dr.)
IBSEN PHOTONICS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 779,46
Address
Ryttermarken 15-21
3520 Farum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bjarke Rose (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 881,62
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Beato García (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 268,88
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)