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Our Partners


Alpes Lasers is a Swiss engineering company pioneering advanced light sources, especially Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) used in various applications such as gas detection. From our central location within Switzerland and Europe, we are dedicated to promote these technologies to customers active in a wide range of markets.

Alpes Lasers, as end-user, will adopt methods and concepts developed within the project in order to improve production yield and lead-times and minimize waste.

CORE INNOVATION aims at giving people the opportunity and ability to reach their full potential. In IQONIC, CORE will develop custom machine learning models to predict machine anomalies and performance to achieve zero defect manufacturing. In addition, CORE will lead the innovation management activities to reach the market on time and in the right fashion.

FORTH is the largest Research Institution in Greece incorporating 6 Institutes. In this project FORTH will participate with the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) and Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing (ULMNP) Laboratory, which is a multi-disciplinary scientific laboratory that focuses its research on fundamental and applied issues related to materials science and technology and laser interactions with matter.

POLIMI is a leading Italian technical university where 40,000 engineers, architects and designers are educated each year. The Manufacturing and Production Systems Lab is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department (POLIMI-MECC). POLIMI-MECC has extensive experience in the development and coordination of large innovation projects as well as in the transfer of technological innovations to the industry.

Within IQONIC, POLIMI will develop interoperability solutions based on CPS and knowledge-based method for feed-forward control, supporting the in-line defect management strategy.

SENSAP Swiss AG is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Systems Integrator, providing turn-key solutions that address Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions including CPS solution and components for automatic Data Acquisition from the production-floor, Machine Vision Quality Inspection, Systems Integrator and ISV.

SENSAP Swiss AG, as technology provider, will be working on the multisensorial data acquisition network for manufacturing opto-electrical parts and on the integration of software – hardware platforms and tools to support the interoperability of the IQONIC systems.

ATLANTIS is ICT SME, experienced in design, interconnection and implementation of models and protocols for Manufacturing sector, decision support for Management and optimisation of Production activities, Assets’ life-cycle and streamlining of various Maintenance related processes. IQONIC role: Technology provider of DSS, Reverse Supply Chain component and Middleware.

CRIT is a SME innovation company belonging to 26 large manufacturing and processing industries in Emilia-Romagna, including SCM, FIAT Group, ALSTOM, Tetra Pak. CRIT addresses services both to shareholders, mostly large companies, and to their suppliers, which are mostly SMEs. The aim of CRIT is to support enterprises in innovation and technology transfer by acting as a common ground for collaborative industrial research. In addition, CRIT acts as collective technological interface among industrial actors and Research centres throughout the world. Core activities of CRIT are: management and deployment of technology transfer projects; analysis and processes of mission critical information on specific technology fields or key-players; development of collaborative innovation activities aimed at quickly starting up the adoption of new technologies.

In iQonic CRIT is Linked third party of SACMI mainly for communication and dissemination activities.

Fraunhofer IOF in Jena conducts applied research for photonics and develops optical systems to control light from generation and manipulation to application along the full photonic process chain from design to manufacturing of custom-specific solutions and prototypes. Fraunhofer IOF is the coordinator of the iQonic project.

PRIMA ELECTRO is a division of the PRIMA INDUSTRIE Group to which it supplies the laser source for the laser machines and the proper NC. PE invests in a new diode fab in Italy to include the production of diodes in its processes.

PE will act as an end-user and will lead the respective use-case to their premises providing accesss to the production infrastructure.

Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) Tampere University is the leading research group for optoelectronics in Finland. ORC’s key research areas include design, characterization, fabrication, and assembly of tailored cutting-edge semiconductor light sources for various optoelectronic applications and wavelengths.

In iQonic, TAU develops the test and assembly platforms targeting for fast prototyping of micro-optic systems with laser diodes.

Brighterwave is developing smart glasses based on miniaturised RGB lasers and disruptive visible laser light sources to life science applications. Brighterwave’s laser modules require state-of-the-art optoelectronic assembly methods, and through IQONIC Brighterwave aims to obtain increased yield in multi-stage manufacturing process.

FiconTEC provides automated micro-assembly and testing solutions for the photonics industry from simple lab setups all the way up to high-volume solutions. These solutions are cutting-edge and are independent of the device material and of the specific application the device is targeting. In iQonic ficonTEC is responsible for the integration of individual developments into an automated assembly system.

HiLASE Centre is focused on research, development and operation of next generation, high-performance diode-pumped solid-state laser systems for diverse scientific and industrial applications. In the IQONIC project, HiLASE Centre will be involved in testng performance and reliability of FILAR-OM crystals in real laser systems and perform LIDT.

The Shadow Robot Company is one of UK’s leading robotic developers, experts at grasping and manipulation for robotic hands. Shadow has worked with companies and researchers across the globe, looking at new ways to apply robotics technologies to solve real-world problems. They develop and sell the Dexterous Hand (recently used to advance research into AI and a key component of their new Teleoperation System) and the Modular Grasper (an essential tool for supporting industry 4.0). Shadow’s role within IQONIC is to design a scalable modular robotic system for flexible handling that can be deployed to assemble and validate opto-electronic components. The system is to provide the long-duration of handling and installation of macro-scale components along with placing the components with sufficient accuracy to be deployable in optoelectronic manufacturing.

Brunel University is a research institute and university in West London, UK, educating over 13,000 students in sustainable development disciplines.  Brunel was involved on over 120 projects within FP7 and was successful with 40 Horizon 2020.

Within IQONIC, Brunel will deploy Machine and Learning and Systems modelling solutions for predictive control and process optimization, for the purpose of zero waste manufacturing strategy.

FILAR-OptoMaterials (FOM) is a company specialized in production of crystals for photonic applications. Its expertise spans from solid-state laser devices to scintillators for high energy radiations. FOM realizes optomechanical shaping of grown materials and coating of surfaces and can provide customized solutions according to clients demand.

FILAR-Optomaterials will improve the quality of crystals for optoelectronic applications. Within IQONIC, FOM will introduce new approches to processing control. Crystal quality will be monitored verifying  the conformity to the optical, geometrical and functional specification, e.g. like emission spectra, power and transmission coefficient. FOM will work to predict and detect defects or damages in different stages. Finally, great attention will be paid in order to reduce wasting materials by developing measurement methodologies and providing feedbacks for accurate tuning of the procedures parameters.

Holonix is an IT company dealing mainly with advanced solutions for manufacturing. Its focus is the creation of value from product/process lifecycle data, collected with IoT technologies and used to produce digital representations of things and of the real world to implement advanced services supporting all the phases of the product life cycle.

SACMI is an international group manufacturing machines and complete plants for the Ceramics, Packaging (including Beverage and Closures&Containers), Food industries and Automation.

In IQONIC Sacmi will develop electronic olfactory systems (“electronic noses”) for the detection of contaminants (mainly volatile organic compounds) on the product through the analysis of air.