EU project Mirphab gets €17 million for optical IR sensors
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 6 June 2016
EU project Mirphab, which kicked off in early 2016, has secured €17 million to design, prototype, and manufacture small runs of infrared sensors. The project’s seventeen partners include Leti, the Fraunhofer Institute, IMEC, and CSEM, and the research comes in direct response to needs expressed by manufacturers from all of the countries within the scope of the project. The IR sensors, used to detect chemical substances in liquid or gas form, leverage proven components. The goal of the project is to accelerate the innovation cycle to penetrate new markets quickly.
This year’s research is focusing on sensors designed for three SMBs and a multinational corporation. A call for projects in May will fuel the next wave of development work, to take place in 2017. Over the course of the four-year project, the selection committee will choose and finance either 50% or 75% of ten European development projects.