Partners


  • University of Cambridge

    Cambridge University is the leading University for science and technology in the UK and Europe. It was ranked number 1 in Europe and number 4 world-wide by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking system in 2007. The Engineering Department of Cambridge University is a unified engineering department, containing electronics, materials, mechanical and aeronautical engineering functions, and it contains roughly 10% of the total university numbers.

  • AIXTRON

    Shaping the future requires a spirit of innovation. We are passionate about research and development – with attention to detail, and an understanding of the essentials.
    At AIXTRON, we combine expertise and innovation required to develop highly complex technologies. With the most productive MOCVD systems in the world, we are enabling future applications, such as the LEDs, power electronics, and photovoltaic materials. We encourage a creative and sometimes an even revolutionary approach to delivering customer solutions. We take progress personally. The only limitations we accept are the laws of physics. In close collaboration with renowned research centers, universities and industry partners, we continue to push the boundaries in this scientific field. And that is how we pursue technological advances for our customers – every day

  • Philips

    Philips is a global leader across its healthcare, lighting and lifestyle portfolio: We are the world’s largest home healthcare company, being number one in: Monitoring systems, Automated External Defibrillators, Cardiac Ultrasound, Cardiovascular X-ray. We are number one in lamps in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific and number two in North America; in Automotive lighting, we are leading in Europe, Latin America, Japan and Asia Pacific. We are number one in the electric shavers and male grooming category globally. Philips is one of the leading flat-TV brands globally.

  • amo

    AMO GmbH is your partner in the area of nanofabrication. We support you with focused research & development, prototyping and contract manufacturing. We offer the entire infrastructure required for nanofabrication for semiconductor based applications and realted technologies. AMO competences: nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and biotechnology

  • Thales

    Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation – our understanding of the Critical Decision Chain helps customers to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes. World-class technologies and the combined expertise of 67,000 employees in 56 locally based country operations make Thales a key player in assuring the security of citizens, infrastructure and nations.

  • Intel

    Leading Manufacturer of Computer, Networking & Communications Products. 300 Facilities in 50 Countries. For 2010 posted $43.6B in Annual Revenues. Over 80,000 Employees. 43,000 technical degrees, 12,000 Masters in Science, 4,000 PhD’’s, 4,000 MBA’’s. One of the Top Ten Most Valuable Brands in the World for 10 Consecutive Years. Invests $100 Million Each Year in Education Across More than 50 Countries. The Single--Largest Corporate Purchaser of Green Power in the United States. Over 1 Million hours of Volunteer Service in Our Communities in 2008 & 2009

  • cea

    Leti is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Leti is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. In addition to Leti’s 1,700 employees, there are more than 250 students involved in research activities, which makes Leti a mainspring of innovation expertise. Leti’s portfolio of 1,880 families of patents helps strengthen the competitiveness of its industrial partners.

  • DTU

    For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

  • FHI

    The institute was among the earliest established by the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, and its inauguration was one of the first steps in the development of Berlin-Dahlem into a center for scientific research. Its establishment was made possible by an endowment from Leopold Koppel, granted on the condition that Fritz Haber, well-known for his discovery of a method to synthesize ammonia from its elements, be made its director. The history of the institute has largely paralleled that of 20th-century Germany. It undertook controversial weapons research during World War I, followed by a Golden Era during the 1920s, in spite of financial hardships. Under the National Socialists it experienced a purge of its scientific staff and a diversion of its research into the service of the new regime, accompanied by a breakdown in its international relations. In the immediate aftermath of World War II it suffered crippling material losses, from which it recovered slowly in the post-war era. In 1952, the institute joined the fledgling Max Planck Society, successor to the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, and took the name of its founding director.

  • EFPL

    EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It receives students, professors and staff from over 120 nationalities. With both a Swiss and international calling, it is therefore guided by a constant wish to open up; its missions of teaching, research and partnership impact various circles: universities and engineering schools, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and economy, political circles and the general public.

  • ccmoss

    Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd is a spin-out from University of Cambridge and exploiting innovative patented technology jointly developed in collaboration with the University of Warwick, in the area of CMOS micro-systems. The company aims to be a technology provider of CMOS MEMS structures such as basic and smart micro-hotplates, semiconductor sensors (gas sensors, mechanical sensors, temperature sensors, flow sensors etc) and nano-MEMS and nanosensors. The company currently has a range of low power consumption, low cost products and is actively involved in leading edge R&D projects for the next generation of micro and nano sensors. Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS) was founded in 2008 by Florin Udrea, Julian Gardner and Bill Milne. The three founders have worked together for over 20 years and have a successful record of transferring research to industry. Ann Dobree, Acting Head at Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds, has joined CCS board of directors.

  • CNRS

    The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions: To evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society. To contribute to the application and promotion of research results. To develop scientific information. To support research training. To participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.

  • graphenea

    Graphenea is a leading graphene producer for industrial and research needs. Graphenea has developed a leading synthesis and transfer process to obtain high uniformity monolayer graphene films on any substrate. Specialties CVD Graphene films, Graphene Oxide. Industry Nanotechnology. Founded 2010

  • Trinity College Dublin

    CRANN (the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). It is based in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), is the college's largest research institute, and works in partnership with University College Cork (UCC). We work at the frontiers of nanoscience developing new knowledge of nanoscale materials, with a particular focus on new device and sensor technologies for the ICT, biotechnology and medical technology sectors, with a growing interest in energy related research.