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MicroWave Photonic Technologies for Communications and Sensing Applications in Space

Objective

A revolution is taking place in the field of satellite systems, as more satellites have been launched into orbit in the last 5 years then in the last 6 decades combined. The main reason for this is because satellites are now affordable to manufacture and the new generation of satellites orbit at much lower altitudes – sparking new opportunities in communications and Earth Observations (EO).
The MWP4SPACE IDN will train the next generation of specialists in Integrated Microwave Photonic (IMWP) devices and systems in the framework of satellite and space applications. They will gain skills to integrate compact photonic and radio frequency (RF) circuits, and cutting-edge knowledge of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design, fabrication, packaging, validation and qualification both at the device and system level – competences for which there is a fast-growing demand in the global satellite industry, but that are rarely taught in an integrated training program. Importantly, those skills are deemed essential to achieve the scientific goals of the program, which are to develop, introduce and promote IMWP technologies for secure and reconfigurable networks of LEO- and MEO satellites for telecommunications (SATCOM) and EO.
MWP4SPACE will offer a unique education program for 15 young researchers structured in research projects and network-wide training activities and delivered by 6 European Universities, 1 non-profit academic research institutions and 9 companies which are world-class references in both photonics and space technologies. By positioning MWP4SPACE DCs as key actors in the transfer of knowledge developed for terrestrial applications to space applications, our training network will significantly contribute to their employability by placing them as future leaders in the next generation of SATCOM and EO technologies.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Net EU contribution
€ 419 952,00
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Spain

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Participants (10)

BRIGHT PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 548 740,80
Address
Burgemeester Van Den Helmlaan 67
3604 CE Maarssen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
MBRYONICS LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 700 304,00
Address
Unit 13 Fiontarlann Teo, Westside Enterprise Park
H91 XK22 Galway

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Northern and Western West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 345 916,80
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 432 396,00
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 350 152,00
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 238 740,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
ALTER TECHNOLOGY TUV NORD SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 209 976,00
Address
Calle Tomas Alba Edison 4 Isla De La Cartuja
41092 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 248 030,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
III-V LAB
France
Net EU contribution
€ 486 861,20
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Other
Other funding
No data
CAMGRAPHIC SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 86 479,20
Address
Via Suor Maria Pelletier 4
20900 Monza

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data

Partners (5)

VPIPHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Carnotstrasse 6
10587 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
PILOT PHOTONICS LTD
Ireland
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Invent Centre Dublin City University Glasnevin
9 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
ANTWERP SPACE N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Berkenrodelei 33
2660 Antwerp

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data