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Nanophotonics by Nanocrystals, from integration to single photon operation

Objective

Phonsi is a research and training program on the development of nanophotonic devices by means of colloidal nanocrystals. Working at the cross-roads of nanomaterials and nanophotonics, it brings together multinational and start-up companies with universities and research institutes around a research programme combining the synthesis and analysis of quantum dots (QDs) with the formation of QD-based nanophotonic devices for emitting and detecting light down to the single photon level. The consortium contains complementary, world-leading expertise that crosses research disciplines, attitudes and methodologies such as chemistry/physics/engineering, synthesis/analysis/simulation, lab-scale/industrial scale and scientific discoveries/research valorization. At each level, the project is driven by highly challenging and timely research goals, which are translated into well-defined, collaborative training-through-research projects. These train ESRs in different disciplines, give them the opportunity to work with high end scientific instrumentation and expose them to both academic and non-academic research environments. The research projects are complemented by a varied set of network-wide training events that rely on the active involvement of the trainees and stimulate their self-learning capabilities. Local specialist training addresses complementary skills, which trainees will put into practice by contributing to the training events and dedicated public engagement activities. The deep involvement of non-academic partners, including two recently established spin-offs, creates a vibrant research and training environment that fosters a spirit of research valorization. In this way, the program will enable Europe to train ESRs with the multidisciplinary skills in nanomaterials, nanotechnology and photonics the innovation union needs and to raise public interest in these fields of science and technology that are key to make our future way of living sustainable and comfortable.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/nanocrystal
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 751 680

Participants (6)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 520 601,04
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINGLE QUANTUM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Delfgauwseweg 271
2628 ER Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 766 122,84
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Institute of Electronics Microelectronics Nanotechnology IEMN CNRS
France
Address
Cite Scientifique Batiment A3
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Strategisch Initiatief Materialen
Belgium
Address
Technologiepark 935
9052 Zwijnaarde
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXDOT
France
Address
102 Avenue Gaston Roussel Biotech-batiment Pasteur
93230 Romainville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)