Running Projects

Projects are the core business of EURIPIDES². The EURIPIDES² Board is granting the label twice a year. 84 projects worth 461 million Euros in R&D have been labelled under EURIPIDES and EURIPIDES² (2007-2016). All running and finished projects are listed below.

12-1310 UPMOST
Ultrafast laser Processing for MObile diSplay Technology
Finished
03-Sep-2012 01-Sep-2015 36 months € 2,57 Million
France: 43,5 %
South Korea: 40,9 %
Belgium: 15,6 %

The project is devoted to the development of ultrafast laser processing for advanced mobile displays. The objective is to develop a non-thermal, ultra precision machining process using femtosecond lasers and novel optical systems for beam shaping and pulse shaping. The objective is to provide a fully customised fabrication means for high resolution mobile displays as submicron precision is required as the pixel size of such HD displays decreases.

12-1309 SICRATES
SiC Rectifier bridge Assembly for aeronautics in high Temperature harsh Environments
Finished
21-Jan-2014 21-May-2017 40 months € 3,04 Million
France: 71,5 %
Sweden: 28,5 %

The objective of this program is to develop new assembly processes compatible with SiC components in order to propose demonstrators compatible with high temperature.

See SiCRATES Poster presented during the PRAGUE Forum of 2014

12-1307 LAMA
LAser diode Modules for high performance caesium Atomic
Finished
01-Jan-2014 05-Jul-2017 41 months € 2,96 Million
France: 65,9 %
Switzerland: 34,1 %
Project Website

Time frequency applications require reliable, high precision, high stability, compact and cost effective clocks. Cesium atomic clocks are currently considered as the most suitable devices complying with such requirements. The objective of LAMA is to develop of highly reliable and cost effective laser diode modules: this is one of the most challenging part of atomic clocks and the key to achieve a complete European supply chain in this field.

11-127 LOCCIMIM
Low Cost Circulators For Microwave Modules
Running
03-Oct-2013 03-Oct-2016 36 months € 6,24 Million
France: 61,54 %
Spain: 25,64 %
Germany: 12,82 %

LOCCIMIM aims at the development of a new generation of low size and low cost ferrite circulators made by LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) for telecommunication applications.

11-125 MM_WIN
Advanced Millimeter Wave Interconnects
Finished
01-Apr-2012 15-Dec-2015 44 months € 3,79 Million
France: 73 %
Finland: 27 %

The purpose of the project is to design, test and evaluate innovative interconnects and passive components for millimeter-wave applications.

11-124 SPRINTRONICS
Industrial Single Pass Inkjet Printing Technology
Finished
01-Jan-2012 01-Jan-2015 36 months € 6,82 Million
Spain: 9 %
France: 65 %
Germany: 13 %
Belgium: 13 %
Project Website

The purpose of the project is to bring an established additive, tool-less, fully digital and contactless inkjet technology, demonstrated as scientifically leading and fully proven with ceramic and organo metallics,  all the way to a production-ready stage, of high throughput enabled rupture capability geared towards large area printed electronics applications.

See SPRINTRONICS Poster presented during the PRAGUE Forum of 2014

11-111 SATPACK
Novel Satellite Application, IC And Module Packaging
Finished
01-Feb-2012 31-Dec-2015 46 months € 2.30 Million
France: 58 %
Germany: 42 %

Design, test and evaluation according to space environment requirements, of the next generation of integrated circuits or hermetic module packaging for satellite applications.

10-101 BOB
Board On Board Technology
Finished
01-Dec-2011 30-Dec-2015 49 months € 5,4 Million
France: 55 %
Austria: 24,9 %
Spain: 20,1 %

BoB project relies on innovative solution, which consists of splitting the PCB board in 2 thinner PCBs which are interconnected with a very high dense flexible circuit and through pins. Each thin board will use IPITECH technology (stacked and copper filled microvias).

See BoB Poster presented during the PRAGUE Forum of 2014

09-803 THOR
Striking Technologies For Power
Finished
01-Oct-2010 30-Mar-2014 36 months € 32,6 Million
France: 60 %
The Netherlands: 40 %
Project Website

The EURIPIDES-CATRENE co-labelled THOR project is developing highly efficient, integrated and reliable power electronics technologies offering new applications and increasing the competitiveness of major European industries in automotive, aeronautics and healthcare applications. The project aims to exploit new technologies for discrete power components, power cores and storage elements - currently one of the most promising areas of electronics - while improving the robustness and reliability of high power electronics systems and facilitating their miniaturisation.

THOR has been presented during the EURIPIDES 2012 Forum of Graz.

See THOR poster presented during GRAZ Forum in 2012

09-802 INTEX
Intelligent Sensing And Communicating Textile
Finished
17-May-2010 17-May-2014 48 months € 3,02 Million
Switzerland: 9,3 %
Germany: 9,3 %
France: 41,4 %
Czech Republic: 40 %
Project Website

The INTEX EURIPIDES project is aiming at:

  • Development of a new generation of printing process: ultra thin film deposition below 1 μm, printing on alumina, silicon and textile substrates.
  • Development of functional building blocks of the smart micro system for intelligent working clothing, beds, and similar applications including system communication.
  • Smart system application in firemen clothing and other working clothing.

 

See INTEX poster presented during HELSINKI Forum in 2011

09-801 COSEC ID
Colour Secure Photo On Id Documents And Id Cards
Finished
28-Apr-2010 28-Apr-2013 36 months € 5,46 Million
Ireland: 6 %
France: 59 %
Finland: 35 %

COlour SECure photo on ID documents and ID cards with enhanced global security through colour "guillochés", robust ID image hashing, watermarking, and interlinking of graphical data with the enclosed chip-related information.

See COSEC-ID Poster presented during the PRAGUE Forum of 2014

09-710 AcousticNose
Compact Photo-Acoustic Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy Sensor for Extended Range of Chemical Agents
FINISHED
01-Sep-2010 01-Sep-2012 24 months € 1,54 millions
France: 61,69 %
Norway: 38,31 %

The project has two main research objectives, both of them equally important to achieve the main goals for the project. Photo-acoustic spectroscopy (PAS) in combination with quantum cascade lasers (QCL) allows highly compact and extremely sensitive gas sensor systems to be built. The main objective of the project AcousticNose is the miniaturization of such a system by extensive use of photonic and microsystemsn technology.

09-708 SINETRA
Smart Integration For Rescue Teams
Finished
01-Mar-2010 01-Mar-2013 36 months € 8,13 Million
France: 64 %
Germany: 19 %
Spain: 17 %

The SINETRA System is dedicated to Public Safety organizations (first responder, fireman, policeman, rescuer) operating outdoor and indoor. The first responder is equipped with sensors which measure information such as his location (indoor and outdoor), his health parameters and environment
parameters. After local processing, data are uploaded to the Mobile Command Centre, displayed to the First Responder himself and stored for after crisis management. The SINETRA System is embedded in the suit of the user, it is an industrial proof of the so-called wearable PMR concept.

SINETRA was presented during the EURIPIDES 2012 Forum of Graz.

See SINETRA poster presented during GRAZ Forum in 2012

09-706 MIDIMU-HD
Mixed Microwave & Digital Multiplayer Pcb For High Density Applications
Finished
02-Nov-2011 31-Mar-2015 45 months € 6,07 Million
France: 65,4 %
Sweden: 17,7 %
Austria: 16,9 %

MIDIMU HD will develop a new technology making possible the design and manufacture of a high density mixed microwave and digital board, on a multilayer homogeneous material.

 

MIDIMU-HD has been presented during the EURIPIDES 2012 Forum of Graz.

See MIDIMU-HD poster presented during GRAZ Forum in 2012

09-705 SEAMOVES
Sensor Enabling Autonomous Motion By Optimized Visual Environment Sensing
Finished
01-Oct-2010 01-Oct-2013 36 months € 4,59 Million
France: 73,7 %
Austria: 26,3 %
Project Website

The project aims to design and prototype a very innovative integrated smart sensor devoted to
improve the capabilities of autonomous systems (security systems, personal services robots,
intelligent cars, ...). It will be based on visual environment sensing coupled with inertial
sensors and navigation functions.

See SEAMOVES poster presented during HELSINKI Forum in 2011

09-703 MINIMEMS
High-Reliability, High-Power & High Speed Rf Tuning Applications Based On Miniaturised Mems. Switched Capacitors
Finished
01-Jul-2009 01-Jul-2013 48 months € 4,23 Million
Sweden: 8 %
Finland: 7 %
France: 59 %
Spain: 26 %
Project Website

MiniMEMS will develop two routes for the miniaturised MEMS fabrication process :

  • A secure and low-risk fabrication process using standard MEMS with Si technologies, compliant withshort time-to-market transfer to foundry
  • The challenging but very promising miniaturization route

 

See MINIMEMS poster presented during PRAGUE Forum in 2014

09-702 3DICE
3D Integrated Of Chips Using Embedding Technologies
Finished
01-Oct-2009 01-Apr-2013 42 months € 11,50 Million
France: 73,3 %
Austria: 16,4 %
Germany: 10,3 %

3DICE project targets the development of technological bricks for embedding dice into organic or silicon substrates, with single or multi layer configurations, in order to perform unprecedented smart system integration at wafer level for industrial high volume manufacturing.

 

See 3DICE poster presented during PARIS Forum in 2010

09-701 IDEATA
Innovative Design Architecture For Thin Electronic Steering Antennas
Finished
04-Apr-2011 06-Oct-2014 43 months € 4,27 Million
France: 58 %
Spain: 23 %
Hungary: 19 %
Project Website

The IDEATA project aims at the development of a new phased array antenna architecture concept based on low cost technologies. Relying on previous EURIPIDES-EUREKA projects results, developments of innovative packaging and interconnection technologies should lead to the design of new phased array antennas able to fulfil all current and future X to Ku Band specifications. The proposed project aims at the development and the demonstration of such a solution.

07-411 KEENATON
High Secured Ais Transceiver For Maritime Oil Rigs Signalisation. Automatic Identification System.
Finished
01-Jan-2009 01-Jan-2012 48 months € 3,81 Million
France: 50 %
The Netherlands: 25 %
Ireland: 25 %

The project goal is to design and qualify new AIS equipment for the Aid to Navigation market.

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07-409 VECTOR
Vibrating European Compass
Finished
01-May-2008 02-Jul-2012 50 months € 8,18 Million
France: 62 %
Germany: 38 %

A highly sophisticated European technology:

  • Providing a safe autonomous headingIncrease of ship’s safety :
  • Maintenance-free gyro
  • Appropriate integrity monitoring algorithm
  • Protection of the environment
  • Replacement of about 10 000 gyrocompasses in service using mercury liquid
  • Possible future transverse dissemination to other transport activities (especially air)

 

See VECTOR poster presented during HELSINKI Forum in 2011

07-408 IQFUEL
Integrated Sensor For Determining Quality Of Fuel
Finished
01-Feb-2008 01-Jan-2012 47 months € 8,64 Million
France: 63 %
Germany: 6 %
Finland: 31 %

IQ FUEL will develop a highly integrated micro sensor system that determines the actual fuel composition in the tank In addition the new Fuel Quality Sensor can detect problematic substances in the fuel, such as sulfur, water within gasoline, additives, or other contaminants.

See IQFUEL poster presented during PARIS Forum in 2010

07-305 MIDASS
Moulded Interconnect Device Applied To Smart Systems
Finished
16-Jan-2008 16-Jul-2010 30 months € 10,22 Million
France: 75 %
Spain: 25 %

This project targets the development of new technological solutions for the realization of innovative plastic components and interconnections for high frequency mobile and embedded applications such as communications, aeronautics and automotive.

See MIDASS poster presented during HELSINKI Forum in 2011

07-303 FLEXAD
Flexible Conductive Adhesive For Substitution Leadfree Solders On Pcb
Finished
01-Jun-2009 31-May-2013 48 months € 4,90 Million
Spain: 52 %
France: 48 %

This project aims to develop new conductive adhesives which fill all functional requirements of present day solder and are intended to be a substitute for lead-free solder.

07-302 COSY 3D
COmpact Secured sYstems in 3D
Finished
01-Jan-2008 31-Dec-2010 36 months € 9.39 Million
France: 62 %
Austria: 3 %
Finland: 24 %
Spain: 11 %

COSY-3D was built up in collaboration with partners from industry, research centres and academia to create a structured 3D system which will enable the functions of memory, CPU, a stable MEMs or CMOS based oscillator, Passive components and some RF blocks to be integrated into the smallest possible footprint block. Targeted markets were: advanced telephony, multimedia, secure transactions.

See COSY 3D poster presented during PARIS Forum in 2010

07-301 CERAMJET
Ceramic Electronic Components By Inkjet Printing
Finished
14-Nov-2007 14-Apr-2011 41 months € 3,33 Million
France: 68 %
Belgium: 17 %
Germany: 15 %

The results were very positive. Indeed, complex thick film circuits were printed and reached the same performances after sintering as screen printing (conductivity, sticking…). Multi-layered ceramic capacitors were shaped in a single stage of manufacturing and they were sintered without cracks or delamination. Finally, a new inkjet printer was introduced to the market and already released in more than 10 models for the ceramic industry, but also to the organic printing world, for the shaping OLEDs, organic photovoltaic or electronic circuits on flat and flexible substrates.

See CeramJet poster presented during PARIS Forum in 2010

07-104 MEGA
Next Generation Intelligent Microsystems Based on Wide Band Gap Materials
Finished
01-Nov-2008 01-Nov-2012 48 months € 6,65 Million
France: 69 %
Hungary: 5 %
Poland: 3 %
Germany: 23 %

Intelligent and Integrated Micro-Systems (IMS) represent the next electronic evolutionary step for the simultaneous integration of sensing, processing, actuation and power management, in order to achieve advanced functions such as multi-spectral processing, real time data analysis and adaptability in response to a changing environment. The IMS will have to achieve autonomous and self-reconfigurable operations, for real-time and efficient self-optimization of their performance. MEGA project is aimed at bringing together advanced microwave functions using wide band gap (WBG) devices along with RF MEMS active interconnections.

See MEGA poster presented during PRAGUE Forum in 2014

06-704 ENERPACK
Multi Low Power Energy Source Packaging
Finished
11-Feb-2010 11-Feb-2013 36 months € 2,50 Million
France: 56 %
Poland: 25 %
Spain: 19 %

Packaging a new multi low-power energy source system with :

  • High integration scale of multiple technologies : optic, silicon, mechanic, piezoelectricity, thermo engineering.
  • Use of renewable energies : sun, wind, t°, mechanical vibrations and pulses.
  • Electrical energy production : up to 20Wh per day.
  • Wireless control.
  • Low cost and free maintenance

 

ENERPACK was presented during the EURIPIDES 2012 Forum of Graz.

See ENERPACK poster presented during GRAZ Forum in 2012.

06-204 TIMI
Heat Dissipation Constraints In Highly Dissipative Ics
Finished
17-Dec-2007 17-Aug-2009 20 months € 1,76 Million
France: 60 %
Germany: 40 %

TIMI project dramatically decreases the heat dissipation constraints in highly dissipative ICs, therein allowing easy customization at the upper level (above-IC) with memories, communication devices, sensors. This simple technology, based upon introducing a thermal barrier within the device interconnects, fulfils the major trend of the semiconductor industry of integrating multiple functionalities in 3D chips.

06-114 RESTLES
Reliable System Level Integration Of Stackes Chips On Mems (Micro-Electro Mechanical System).
Finished
20-Jul-2007 15-Jun-2011 48 months € 14,17 Million
Germany: 56,21 %
Finland: 43,79 %

The goals of the RESTLES project are:

  • Chip scale package integration of different microsystem technologies by thin die stacking, polymer embedding, redistribution wiring and UBM
    • Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive bridge on signal conditioning ASIC
    • Signal conditioning ASIC on MEMS inertial sensor element
  • Flip-chip assembly of the
    • SCoM-AMR die on leadframe for direct overmold
    • SCoM-Inertial sensor on PCB for bare die assembly

 

See RESTLES poster presented during BARCELONA Forum in 2009

06-112 FLEXILVIA
Flexible Inlays In Large Volume For Identification Application.
Finished
02-Jul-2007 02-Jul-2009 24 months € 4,63 Million
France: 57 %
Austria: 19 %
Spain: 14 %
The Netherlands: 10 %
Project Website

The project aims at designing, manufacturing and packaging flexible antennae to be used in contactless object identification and tracking systems exploiting radio frequency identification technologies at short to medium distances.

See FlexILVIA poster presented during BARCELONA Forum in 2009

06-110 CARUS
Carotid 3d High Frame Rate Ultrasound Scanner For Advanced Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Disease.
Finished
02-Jan-2007 31-Mar-2010 39 months € 4,04
The Netherlands: 61 %
France: 39 %

The CARUS project aims at the development of early predictive and advanced diagnosis technology for atherosclerosis in the carotid artery in response to the major health issues associated with cardiovascular diseases. The ultimate technological goal of the project is to develop an innovative high frame rate matrix ultrasound system for non-invasive real-time threedimensional quantitative assessment of structural and functional vascular properties.

See CARUS poster presented during BERLIN Forum in 2008

06-109 LAFMOT
Luneberg Antenna For Multimedia On Train
Finished
01-Mar-2007 02-Nov-2009 32 months € 1,51 Million
France: 75 %
Belgium: 25 %

LAFMOT objective is to offer permanent high speed internet connection for “high speed train” travellers and crew. Antennas will have to maintain a radio communication between a GEO satellite and the train. The main innovation proposed in LAFMOT is the foam half spherical Luneberg Lens with source, where any point on the surface is a focal point. The antenna and its source will be realized with conformable foam plus metallization.

See LAFMOT poster presented during BERLIN Forum in 2008

06-108 IPITECH
Innovative Pcb (Printed Circuit Board) Integration Technologies For Hdi Board In Harsh Environment
Finished
17-Dec-2007 17-Dec-2010 36 months € 6,59 Million
France: 75 %
Belgium: 25 %

The main goal of IPITECH is to be able introduce the very high dense technologies facing the reliability issue in harsh environment. The real important challenge is to mixe several important process steps of recent PCB technology to be able to design and manufacture attractive high end products. Ensure the fact that the specificities of the high end product will be satisfy.

See IPITECH poster presented during PARIS Forum in 2010

06-106 DISCO
Dense Integration Of Secured Communication
Finished
01-Jan-2007 01-Jul-2009 30 months € 4,79 Million
France: 55 %
Italy: 31 %
Portugal: 14 %

The project goal is to develop a communication module able to manage several existing protocols of short-range wireless communication in order to provide flexible and low cost solutions with respect to applications and scenarii of use.

06-105 IMICIMO
Integrated Miniature Circulators For Microwave Modules
Finished
26-Mar-2007 31-Mar-2010 36 months € 6,15 Million
Poland: 9 %
France: 66 %
Hungary: 14 %
Slovenia: 11 %

This project aims at developing new materials and manufacturing technologies for microwave ferrite components: circulators and isolators that will enable for reduction of the device size, weight and cost, and will therefore facilitate their integration and packaging in mobile telecommunication equipment of the new generation.

See IMICIMO poster presented during PARIS Forum in 2010

06-104 IMATERA
Imaging In The Terahertz Domain
Finished
02-Jan-2007 30-Dec-2010 48 months € 3,10 Million
France: 75 %
Italy: 13 %
Sweden: 12 %

The goal of this project is to design, manufacture and characterize a focal plane array, and to demonstrate its ability in producing Terahertz (THz) images at room temperature.

 

IMATERA was presented during the EURIPIDES 2012 Forum of Graz.

See IMATERA Poster presented during BARCELONA Forum in 2009

06-103 CANOPY
Carbon Nanotubes/Epoxy Composites
Finished
02-Jan-2007 30-Dec-2009 36 months € 1,58 Million
France: 56 %
Poland: 44 %

CANOPY project aims at the development of high performances carbon nanotubes/epoxy adhesives for boards assembly and die attach applications.