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Photonic Integrated Circuits Accessible to Everyone

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687777

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 051 895

  • EU contribution

    € 1 051 895

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

Objective

The prime objective of PICs4All is to increase the impact of photonics and enable access to the advanced photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies for academia, research institutes, SMEs and larger companies. This will be achieved by establishing a European network of Application Support Centres (ASCs) in the field of PIC technology. The main task of the ASCs is to lower the barrier to Researchers and SMEs for applying advanced PICs, and thus to increase the awareness of the existence of the worldwide unique facility provided by JePPIX (InP and TriPleX PIC design, manufacturing, testing and packaging).
The main objectives of PICs4All are: active scouting opportunities for the use of PICs; promoting the use of the PIC platforms; strengthening Europe’s industrial lead in the business of integrated photonics; bringing together academia to explore photonics and promote its critical importance. These will be achieved by: reaching out to potential users that are not yet aware of the benefits of PIC’s; organizing PIC design courses, workshops; connecting users to optical chip designers; assisting access to Multi-Project Wafer runs for PIC fabrication; actual supporting in layout design and testing of prototype PICs. All the activities are advocated by publicity e.g. newsletters, application notes and participation in conferences and exhibitions.
PICs4All ASCs will actively support users in taking full advantage of the PIC-technology and its deployment in existing and new applications. For this reason it combines the two targets of an EC supported CSA, i.e. enabling the access to advanced design, fabrication and characterisation facilities, and stimulating the innovation potential of users, esp. SMEs, by supplying hands-on support in developing their business cases. All this is achieved by connecting existing PIC-development infrastructure throughout Europe and by lowering the risk at the investment stage in PIC development by enabling access to low-cost prototyping.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Address

Groene Loper 3
5612 Ae Eindhoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 156 000

Participants (10)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 96 000

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 96 397,50

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 96 000

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 96 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 96 000

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 108 500

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 108 497,50

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 108 500

EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM

France

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

BERENSCHOT GROEP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687777

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 051 895

  • EU contribution

    € 1 051 895

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands