Discover the success stories of gateone-project
Liquid phase measurements
Fiber-coupled thermal sensor
The Swiss SME greenTEG develops and markets heat flux sensors for applications in research and development, building physics and laser beam characterization. With the photonic packaging technology of CSEM, greenTEG will target new markets with a widespread range of applications, most notably fiber-coupled laser systems with wavelengths in the mid-infrared range.
greenTEG and CSEM will present their pigtail laser power sensor during Photonics West 2017.
Deliver selective sensing to vision
The identification of plastic types or ice vs water detection has been demonstrated in the VTT lab and the camera will now follow a test campaign by NIT to explore all the capabilities offered by this camera. This demonstrator is an addition of 2 high technology building blocks. The next step would then be to move to a higher level of integration with a tunable filter embedded into the camera for a more compact and light-weight version.
Electronic innovation in pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnical applications are widely used in the areas of security, safety, industrial environments and are very common in airbags. Nowadays, hot wire devices are the most common igniters used by the industry, it is a century old technology and did not evolve at all. New usages could be deployed if further miniaturization was possible. In addition the REACH regulation in Europe is a strong incentive for an evolution of this technology for the European market and this industry is always in search of security improvements.
Enabling the Internet of Rings
Sport is one of the leading application in wearable devices and the fitness market is a battlefield where small and large actors are entering in a severe competition. Fitness clubs are constantly looking for differentiation and part of the solution relies in the activity trackers and connectivity. Boxing and martial arts have become an inspiration for fitness clubs. The training methods of Boxing are now adapted to fitness and commercialized under names like bodycombat™ or BodyAttack™.
The technology demonstrated in the gateone-project will allow F&P Robotics to become a game changer in their industry by providing robots equipped with cost-effective and large area printed pressure sensors which add sensing functionalities, manipulating and correction capabilities to the robots. After a period of 6 months for the industrialization of the sensors, these demonstrators will open new market opportunities for the collaborative robot from F&P robotics, especially human environment and food handling segment.
Smart Knee – Monitoring of rehabilitation progress
The gateone-project provides a great opportunity for Nissatech to focus on one specific area and develop recurring revenue on their SaaS model. It also supports this transition from a sole R&D company to a commercial company. TYNDALL has developed a strong competency in the use Inertial Motion Units for gesture monitoring especially in Healthcare, sports and wellbeing. The research organization delivers an open source system that can be directly used by Nissatech.
Get your clothes connected
Thanks to the photovoltaics technology developed by CSEM, the textile company heidi.com has successfully integrated PV for low power consumption applications in an aesthetic way. The T-shirts were already successfully demonstrated during the Olympics in Rio. The demonstrator will be used furthermore during the ASTANA EXPO 2017 in the Swiss Pavilion. The ASTANA EXPO will be the first «design win» for the company, up to 300 pieces will have to be delivered. A larger production will require 1-2 years after the end of the gateone-project.
When higher agriculture yield is smart and ecologic
This collaboration between LETI and itk in the scope of the gateone-project provides a competitive advantage to itk. The availability of the demonstrator strengthened itk offer and support the setting-up of collaboration with IT companies like Verizon. It represents a first milestone in the evolution of itk business model. While addressing a demanding market driven by regulatory requirement and in providing relevant offer, itk ambitions to multiple by 4 its turnover in reaching 20M€ operating income in 2020.
Miniaturized thermocycler for POC system
AlphaSIP’s plan is to enter the market with reliable and easily recognizable technologies that contain a substantial degree of innovation. For this reason, the first product will be a desktop device that has a very robust performance and that can be easily tailored for many indications, combined with a miniature and modular innovative thermocycler. This will be the company’s first step towards a smaller and faster system.
Monitoring of windmill bearings
Marketing of the new bearings will start through discussion/negotiation with customer and evaluation “in the field” along 2017 to get the feedback from the windmill customers, followed by industrialisation/qualification in 2018.
Multi Organ on Chip to improve the ROI of Drug Discovery
The project is very promising and addresses a strong market need to optimize pharma drug discovery process with better ROI. It could also contribute to the development of know-how and competencies in Europe to drive regenerative therapies in the future.
Jump into the Factory of the Future with Smart Shoes
One of the strong impact is that this solution will be tested in the field with a world class leader industrial in the field of compressed gas. For the end customer it will bring value in health and security, and will deliver an impact in quality and productivity by augmented-lean manufacturing!
Calling Mountain rescue with no network
The concept has been showcased to the Rescue teams and Alp’ride customers and received very positive feedbacks. The project successfully reached the gate 1 of the innovation cycle, and the partners are now in the final phase to build the product roadmap. This product will help the SME to increase its differentiation and position as a security supplier for mountain practice.