Under the coordination of micro resist technology GmbH, a consortium of 12 partners successfully applied for a concept phase with the joint project “PolyChrome Berlin – Photonic Integration Platform for Sensory and Analytical Applications in a Wide Wavelength Range – Berlin” within the framework of the call for proposals “RUBIN – Regional Entrepreneurial Alliances for Innovation” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The RUBIN Alliance

The RUBIN alliance PolyChrome Berlin is dedicated to one of the most important key technologies and future industries of photonics by establishing a technology platform for the realization of hybrid optical components, which will find application for example in sensor technology or analytics. These innovative photonic components are technological prerequisites not least for the comprehensive digitization of society and Industry 4.0.

The goals

With PolyChrome Berlin, a hybrid photonic integration platform is being developed with which a wide range of novel applications from the field of sensor technology and analytics can be realized cost-effectively and compactly. The development of a wide wavelength range from 400nm -1650nm, as well as the interaction of polymer- and silicon nitride-based optical waveguides in combination with the hybrid integration capability forms the basis for this. The performance of the PolyChrome platform will be demonstrated on six demonstrators.

The region

Around the medium of light, a high-tech branch with global appeal has emerged in the capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg. Here the alliance PolyChrome-Berlin wants to create further unique selling propositions for the region and open up new potentials. The alliance is already intensively anchored in the region. For example, a regional network with 126 members exists for the photonics sector. Against this background, sustainable processes can be developed and established to support a structural change.

The partners

The core competencies of the 12 partners from the RUBIN alliance PolyChrome cover the entire value chain necessary for the development of the technology platform and its commercial exploitation. The PolyChome RUBIN alliance includes:

  • ADVA Optical Networking SE, Berlin
  • Allresist GmbH, Strausberg
  • Chembio Diagnostics GmbH, Berlin
  • CODIXX AG, Barleben
  • eagleyard Photonics GmbH, Berlin
  • Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Potsdam-Golm
  • LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH, Berlin
  • Laser Center Hannover e.V., Hannover
  • micro resist technology GmbH, Berlin
  • Scienion AG, Berlin
  • VPIphotonics GmbH, Berlin

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