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Low-coSt and energy-efficient hybrid Photonic integrated circuits for fibeR-optic, free-space optIcal and mmWave commuNication systems supporting Time critical networking in industrial EnviRonments

Objective

SPRINTER will provide a set of low-cost, energy-efficient, and ultra-dynamic optical transceivers and an optical switching solution to cope with the diverse needs of the industrial networks and expedite their truly digital transformation. SPRINTER will combine the best-of-breed optical components and methods from various powerful but complementary photonic integration platforms to develop low-cost and energy-efficient 200 Gb/s optical transceivers, and ultra-fast wavelength-tunable 10 Gb/s optical transceivers. Leveraging well-proven integration techniques that allow for the fabrication of complex 3D photonic integrated circuits, the project will provide a disruptive low-loss and polarization-insensitive reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer, optimized for operation within space-division multiplexing networks. Considering the ultra-dynamic nature of the industrial networks due to the deployment of either temporarily fixed or moving remote nodes, SPRINTER will provide a set of groundbreaking photonics-enabled transceivers supporting wireless connectivity by means of a free-space optical or a mmWave channel. The transceivers will be able to operate reliably in indoor environments, as well as, outdoor environments thanks to the complementary characteristics of the two channels. The project will also develop a unified network platform, providing the required methods and tools to support time-deterministic operation, and enable real-time communication with guaranteed service quality. In order to showcase SPRINTER's full potential, the developed technology will be evaluated within application scenarios that will be deployed in a relevant industrial environment incorporating a fully operational closed-loop control system.

Coordinator

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTILIAKO INSTITOUTO SYSTIMATION EPIKOINONIAS KAI YPOLOGISTON-EMP
Net EU contribution
€ 819 375,00
Address
Patision 42
106 82 Athina
Greece

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 819 375,00

Participants (10)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 824 384,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 824 384,50
LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 426 125,00
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede

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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 426 125,00
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 508 481,25
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 508 481,25
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 335 463,75
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 335 463,75
PHIX BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 297 062,50
Address
De Veldmaat 17
7522 NM Enschede

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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
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 297 062,50
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 268 712,50
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7km
19002 Peania

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 268 712,50
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 628 162,50
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 628 162,50
CUMUCORE OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 230 650,00
Address
Gustav Pauliginkatu 10 A 13
00990 Helsinki

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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
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 230 650,00
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 281 943,00
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 281 943,00
FILL GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 379 575,00
Address
Fillstrasse 1
4942 Gurten

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Innviertel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 379 575,00

Partners (1)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
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Research Organisations
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