BLUMORPHO, Scientific coordinator
BLUMORPHO makes things happen. And to reach this aim we support the acceleration of innovation, in bringing our business intelligence and our unique portfolio on the smart solutions ecosystem. We match innovation stakeholders in structuring the value chain from innovation inception to first clients.
Focusing on value creation, we design an attractive ecosystem reducing technical, market and financial risks. Our recognized expertise in the deep tech field makes the difference in the Marketplace and permits us to offer you the very best for your company.
CEA Leti, Coordinator
As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Technological Research Division, CEA-Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry.
Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 54 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,800, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo.
CSEM is founded in 1984, is a private research and development centre, which has specialized in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, systems engineering and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners tailor made innovative solutions based on its technological expertise from applied research. Furthermore, in founding start-ups, it actively contributes to developing Switzerland as an industrial location.
Approximately 430 highly qualified and specialized employees from various scientific and technical disciplines work for CSEM in Neuchâtel and the 4centers in Zurich, Muttenz, Alpnach and Landquart. They represent more than 20 nationalities and constitute the basis of the company’s creativity, dynamism and innovation potential.
One core competence of the institute comprises research, development, and pilot manufacturing of (optical) micro-electro-mechanical systems [MEMS, MOEMS] and wireless microsystems. Work at Fraunhofer IPMS is based on extensive scientific know-how, long-term application experience as well as modern equipment. The latter includes a 1.500 m² (15.000 ft²) class 10 clean room equipped with state-of-the-art tools. Its infrastructure as well as the three-shift work organization follow latest industry standards. The clean room facilities and processes are certified for the development and fabrication of microsystems according to ISO 9001:2008. It allows flexible manufacturing concepts and is already configured for the demands of future machine generations.
IK4 IKERLAN, Partner
IK4-IKERLAN is a private non-profit Technological Research Centre in the north of Spain. It was Created in 1974 by Mondragon Group, Spain’s seventh largest corporation. Ikerlan’s mission is to improve companies’ competitiveness by developing innovative products and production processes, where technology is a key differentiator. IK4-IKERLAN has a staff of more than 240 qualified researchers, with specific strengths in microsystems, electronics, mechanical engineering, power electronics, software, advanced fabrication and energy generation and management.
IK4-IKERLAN’s mission is to transfer knowledge into technology-based products or services for its industrial clients. We offer integral solutions for product, process and service development based on Smart Systems Integration. IK4-IKERLAN has a wealth of expertise and know-how in product development, acquired through our long engagement with large companies and SMEs in various industrial sectors, including automotive, wind, machine-tool, rail, white goods and health. We are capable to deliver any level of product development in most sectors, from functional prototypes to ready-to-manufacture prototypes.
LAAS CNRS, Partner
For the past 15 years, LAAS-CNRS has been one of the major actors, in France, in the micro and nanosystem domain and has built up a unique expertise in that field. Fitting major technological evolutions, the objective of LAAS-CNRS activities is to propose original concepts and technologies in the challenging domains of distributed and autonomous systems and bio- medical applications
90 senior researchers and 150 docs and post-docs are contributing to these mains topics, balancing their activity between long term research and collaborative projects addressing application goals with industrial partners. LAAS-CNRS activity is also closely related to the regional research policy. More than 10 projects have been carried out in the frame of the cluster Aeronautics, Space and Embedded Systems (AESE). LAAS-CNRS has also been a major actor in the creation of the interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Technologies for Life Sciences (ITAV) in Toulouse. Three joint laboratories between CNRS and industrial partners are in progress.
Teeside University, Partner
Teesside University is in the North East of England and has a student population of around 20,000. The University has been described by the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills as “Britain’s best university for working with business” and in 2013 won the ‘Queens Anniversary Prize’ for outstanding work in the field of enterprise and business engagement. The University has five Research Institutes with strong links with business and the public sector.The University, whose business approach is predicated on the development of strategic partnerships with clients and intermediaries, offers a wide range of business services, delivered in bespoke packages. These include consultancy, knowledge exchange and collaborative R&D. Staff and students are supported to start businesses, joining a network of over 200 start-ups, and to explore opportunities to license their IP.
Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and is the largest research facility of its type in Ireland with a mission is to support industry and academia in driving research to market. Tyndall was established in 2004 as a successor to the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC founded in 1982) at University College Cork. The Institute hosts over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff, including 135 full-time postgraduate students and generates over 200 peer-reviewed publications each year.
Hosting the only full CMOS, Micro-Electronic-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and III-V Wafer Semiconductor fabrication facilities in Ireland, Tyndall is capable of prototyping new product opportunities for its target industries – electronics, medical devices, energy and communications. Tyndall is a leading Institute in its four core research areas of Photonics, Microsystems, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Theory Modelling & Design.
VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, has 70 years of experience in addressing the needs of industry and the knowledge-based society. The Research Centre, with its headquarters in Espoo, is impartial non-profit expert organisation and carries out the mission of creating high level scientific and techno-economic knowledge and know-how for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society.
VTT’s activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impact-driven, with the following value propositions: Empowerment by digitalisation; Sustainability from smart communities; Disruptive industrial ecosystems; Clean energy systems; Prosperity from natural resources. VTT’s contribution to the targets and priorities of Europe 2020 strategy is channelled through close collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, with regional innovation networks throughout Finland and with numerous European platforms and partnerships.