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POLIMI result in the iQonic project explained

Within the iQonic project Politecnico di Milano has successfully developed a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) for Prima Electro use-case. The overall methodology followed in order to develop a CPS for feed-forward control of manufacturing processes included the back-and-forth information exchange at machine level between hardware (data gathering sensors and actuators) and software (models and meta-models of […]

ficonTEC results in the iQonic project

Within the iQonic project ficonTEC developed the basic software tools for the streaming of data from and to the Process Control Master, the general programming software for all ficonTEC machines. Figure 1- ficonTEC machine In combination with the integration of industrial environmental monitoring sensors as additional data sources to the sensors already present in the […]

iQonic_Final Review meeting

At the end of October, the iQonic Consortium met in Torino in the Prima Electro premises to hold the Final review meeting. Figure 1 – Partners visiting the Prima Electro site During the meeting all the iQonic results were disclosed to the European Commission officer and an external reviewer, by describing the technologies developed and […]

iQonic partner participation _ 9th Technology Forum

At the end of September, our partner ATLANTIS Engineering participated in the 9th Technology Forum taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event comprises several bodies that aim to promote knowledge in combination with the right technological tools to be used for producing innovative products and services. Knowledge combined with the right technological tools is a […]

Zero-defect manufacturing approaches for optoelectronics and photonics – the iQonic project within Horizon2020

In the context of the iQonic project, partners organized a final webinar to disclose an excerpt of the main results achieved after 42 months of hard work and collaboration in the domain of photonics related to Zero-Defect Manufacturing for optoelectronics and the photonics sector.  The webinar took place Thursday, September 22nd via the Microsoft Teams […]

iQonic partner participation – EPoSS 2022_Strategies of AI-based defects prediction and life cycle management for optoelectronic production line

On October the 6th our partner Prima Electro will participate in the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) that will hold its 2022 Annual Forum in Turin, Italy. EPoSS is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. […]

Waveguide quality inspection in quantum cascade lasers: A capsule neural network approach | Brunel University London Publication

Thanks to the iQonic project our partners Brunel University London published a new paper this month titled ” Waveguide quality inspection in quantum cascade lasers: A capsule neural network approach” in the Expert Systems With Applications journal. The open access article deals with the growing demand for consumer electronic devices and telecommunications expected to drive […]

Defect detection on optoelectronical devices to assist decision making: A real industry 4.0 case study | Joint Pubblication by SENSAP Swiss, Core Innovation, Brunel University, ATLANTIS Engeneering, Alpes Lasers and Fraunhofer IOF

At the end of August 2022, iQonic partners SENSAP Swiss AG, CORE Innovation, Brunel University London, ATLANTIS Engineering S.A., Fraunhofer IOF  and Alpes Lasers published a paper titled “Defect detection on optoelectronical devices to assist decision making: A real industry 4.0 case study”. This open-access paper presents an innovative approach, based on industry 4.0 concepts, […]

Brighterwave Use Case_Workshop

On August the 4th, partners from the iQonic project gathered in Tampere, Finland at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) of Tampere University (TAU) to participate in the workshop on the Brighterwave use case. Brighterwave is a small SME that focuses on providing highly compact laser-based RGB engines for various applications such as Virtual and Augmented […]

iQonic Project_ Final Webinar

After 42 months of hard work and collaboration, the iQonic project is coming to an end! Since we are approaching the end of this journey in September 2022, it seems only fitting to reckon the main results achieved by partners. For this reason, we are organizing a final public webinar that will gather project partners […]

ALPES Lasers Use Case_Workshop

June 15th partners within the iQonic project gathered at ALPES lasers S.A. in St. Blaise near Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to discuss the ALPES quantum cascade laser use case within the iQonic project. The workshop was held in a hybrid format to also allow partners to connect online, and it started with a pre-evening dinner in the […]

PRIMA Electro Use Case_Workshop

At the beginning of June, partner from the iQonic project gathered in Torino at Convergent Photonics – Prima Electro production site to participate in the workshop on the Prima Electro use case. The site has been presented by Roberto Paoletti (Convergent – Prima) and the main topics of the use case have been depicted by Giulia […]

Technology & Business Cooperation Days 2022 – ATLANTIS

This year the Hannover Messe 2022 was organized as a hybrid event. Online participation at the matchmaking event “Technology & Business Cooperation Days 2022” had the chance to meet on the fairground and the possibility to participate online via videoconferences on the website. Participants discus various subjects related with Industry 4.0, Smart Factory solutions, Sustainable […]

FILAR Use Case _ Workshop

On May 17th members of the iQonic project consortium met at FILAR Optomaterials SRL in Tortoli, Sardinia, to discuss the implementations and outcomes of the two use cases of the pilot within the project both connected to crystal manufacturing and assembly. The partner present at the event were FILAR, HiLASE, Fraunhofer, Sensap, Polimi, PRIMA, ficonTEC, […]

6th ENGINE Newsletter | IQONIC

At the beginning of 2022, the IQONIC project appeared in the 6th edition of the EuropeaN diGital Innovation Network (ENGINE) newsletter presenting the latest results going towards the end of the project itself. With this initiative the aim is that of maximising the impact of European R&D projects, sharing dissemination and exploitation of projects’ results […]

High power disc laser crystal to heatsink bonding technologies

At the beginning of April 2022 the iQonic partners Fraunhofer IOF and HiLase met at Fraunhofer IOF’s facilities in Jena (Germany) to discuss the opportunities and challenges of “high power disc laser crystal to heatsink bonding technologies”, using a ficonTEC CL1500 bonding platform and disc-shaped crystals that e.g. are manufactured at partner Filar OptoMaterials SRL, […]

iQonic 4th Press Release | March 2022

TOWARD THE END OF THE IQONIC PROJECT On February 11th, 2022, partners met online for the 5th General Assembly of the iQonic project. The event aimed at assessing what has been done so far and the results achieved and discussing the next steps for the last months of the project to give the best conclusion […]

IQONIC 5th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On February 11th,  iQonic partners met online for the 5th General Assembly of the iQonic project. The event aimed at assessing what has been done so far and the results achieved. Furthermore, the next steps for the last months of the project were discussed to give the best conclusion to the iQonic project in September 2022. […]

5th ENGINE Newsletter | IQONIC

At the end of 2021, the IQONIC project appeared in the 5th edition of the EuropeaN diGital Innovation Network (ENGINE) newsletter. This initiative aims at maximising the impact of European R&D projects, sharing dissemination and exploitation of projects’ results and networking and cross-fertilisation in the EU based digital innovation. Have a look at the Newsletter […]

Deploy and running of iQonic KBS supporting the use cases | Web article by Holonix

Within its role of IT technical partner in defining solutions for zero-defect manufacturing in optoelectronics field in the iQonic project, Holonix has recently published the web article titled “Deploy and running of iQonic KBS supporting the use cases”. It describes the release and current use of the KBS software prototype solution developed by Holonix in […]

2nd iQonic funded publication | Brunel University London

On December 10th, 2021 our partner Brunel University London published its second iQonic funded publication titled “An Improved Capsule Network (WaferCaps) for Wafer Bin Map Classification Based on DCGAN Data Upsampling” on the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing website in open access. Wafer bin maps contain vital information that helps semiconductor manufacturers to identify the […]

iQonic partner participation – Digital Technology in Laser Manufacturing Workshop

In October, our partner Brunel University London participated in the Digital Technology in Laser Manufacturing Workshop held by the UK Association of Industrial Lasers (AIUL) at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire a great opportunity to meet and listen to experts in the field of laser and digital manufacturing. On the occasion, Prof. Alireza Mousavi and researcher […]

Micro-optics assembly for fast axis collimation by means of convolutional neural network | Joint Publication by ficonTEC Service GmbH & Prima Electro S.p.A.

iQonic partners, ficonTEC and Prima Electro, collaborate on a joint publication about “Micro-optics assembly for fast axis collimation by means of convolutional neural network” In August 2021 iQonic partners, ficonTEC and Prima Electro released in the peer-reviewed journal Optics Express  a scientific article about “Micro-optics assembly for fast axis collimation by means of convolutional neural network”. […]

Single-Mode Interband-Cascade Lasers | Alpes Lasers

The latest achievement in microfabrication by Alpes Lasers successfully manufacturing the Single-Mode Interband-Cascade Laser On July 27th Alpes Laser announced the successful manufacturing of Single-Mode Interband-Cascade Lasers (ICLs) within the iQonic project. ICLs are a mid-IR light source with emissions in the 2.7 – 3.9 μm range used for the detection of hydrocarbon and other […]

iQonic video is online!

We are happy to show you the presentation video of the iQonic project! Advance in optoelectronics technologies is causing a revolution in consumer electronic goods, solar energy, LED, industrial laser, and other fields. However, backwarded industrial environments can’t catch up with customers’ requests, causing delays, production breakdowns and stops. iQonic intends to develop a holistic framework […]

A view at the high-resolution laser scanning used by FORTH

In this video Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos, Postdoctoral Researcher at FORTH, describes the elements of high-resolution laser scanner used to scan the the optoelectronics materials studied and developed within iQonic project. A brief insight into the hardware and research tools used by our partners! 

iQonic System Architecture

Many challanges affect opto-electronics and photonics industry nowadays, including the obsolescence of current manufacturing processes, the concurrent evolution of equipment and instrumentation, an higher request for customization and individualization of produtcion. iQonic answers to these challanges thorugh the study and development of a multi-sensorial component manufacturing and photonic system assembly hardware and software environment for […]

“Three-dimensional characterization of collagen remodeling in cell-seeded collagen scaffolds via polarization second harmonic generation” Paper by FORTH

“Three-dimensional characterization of collagen remodeling in cell-seeded collagen scaffolds via polarization second harmonic generation” is the paper published by FORTH – iQonic partner specialised in research on fundamental and applied issues related to materials science and technology and laser interactions with matter – in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI). Optics […]

iQonic partners: the role of SACMI

In this series of articles we take a deeper look into the activity of iQonic project partners. An opportunity to understand and review the competences and excellences gathered by iQonic.   What is the core activity of your company and which technology is mainly developed in the iQonic project? SACMI is a large international and […]

iQonic partners: the role of Sensap

In this series of articles we take a deeper look into the activity of iQonic project partners. An opportunity to understand and review the competences and excellences gathered by iQonic.   What is the core activity of your company and which technology is mainly developed in the iQonic project? Sensap’s main activity with our partners […]