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PROgraMmable integrated photonic nEuromorphic and quanTum networks for High-speed imaging, communications and sEcUrity applicationS

Objective

Bio-inspired and quantum paradigms have risen as the two main competitors aiming to address the inefficiency of “conventional” computational schemes. Up to now these two paradigms utilize non-overlapping routes towards addressing this common objective; routes that are challenging in terms of scalability and integration readiness. PROMETHEUS’ proposition aims to shatter the boundaries between neuromorphic and quantum engineering and merge them to a common disruptive photonic integrated platform, able to merge each field’s merits. The platform will be based on a dense reconfigurable silicon waveguide mesh, powered by non-volatile BaTiO3 phase-shifters offering marginal power consumption and GHz tuning speed, during mesh reconfiguration. A key “upgrade” to this “synaptic” platform will be the co-integration of ultra-fast, multi-section lasers, acting as “neurons”. Sophisticated electro-optic packaging, will provide the basis to PROMETHES’ platform so as to evolve from the proof-of-concept limbo to a standalone neuromorphic/quantum hybrid integrated engine. This versatile chip will enable the realization of neuromorphic architectures such as large-scale spiking neural networks by exploiting signal multiplexing and GHz firing rate, photonic time-based convolutional networks, liquid state machines and on-chip training. PROMETHEUS will render feasible the exploration of disruptive concepts such as quantum reservoir computing. The platform will be utilized as an integrated quantum random generator and as a physical unclonble function, adding physical layer trustworthiness and novel security features. PROMETHEUS’ chips will be benchmarked, in terms of consumption, accuracy, speed and versatility, in a set of demanding applications that extend from ultra-fast image processing for flow cytometry and machine vision, signal equalization and authentication in high-speed optical links to quantum key generation and distribution.

Coordinator

IPRONICS PROGRAMMABLE PHOTONICS,SL
Net EU contribution
€ 631 375,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9b
46022 Valencia
Spain

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 631 375,00

Participants (8)

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 323 000,00
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini

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Λέσβος Βόρειο Αιγαίο Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 323 000,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 272 257,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 272 257,00
PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 308 000,00
Address
Petrou Ralli Kai Thivon
12244 Aigaleo

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Δυτικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 308 000,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 377 260,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 377 260,00
QTI SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 149 962,50
Address
Largo Enrico Fermi 6
50125 Firenze

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 149 962,50
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 770 828,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 770 828,50
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 532 750,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 532 750,00
SCINTIL PHOTONICS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 464 586,00
Address
7, Parvis Louis Neel, Cs 20050, Min
38040 Grenoble

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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
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 464 586,00

Partners (3)

IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LUMIPHASE AG
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Dorfstrasse 147
8802 Kilchberg

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INIVATION AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Thurgauerstrasse 40
8050 Zurich

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00