- MEDILIGHT Smart System for Wound Therapy in EC Newsletter
The European project MEDILIGHT aspired to develop a medical device which uses proven therapeutic effects of visible light to enhance ...
- Flexible, Wearable and Organic Electronics projects within H2020
MEDILIGHT consortium consists of 7 partners from 6 countries with complementary background know-how in order to achieve challenging goals of the project. The consortium is led by the Technical University of Berlin (TUB).
Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
Web: www.tu-berlin.de Main contact: Dionysios Manessis, dionysios.manessis(at)tu-berlin.de
Key staff: Manuel Seckel, Thomas Löher WP participation: WP1, WP2, WP3 (leader), WP4, WP5, WP6, WP7, WP8 (leader) Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) with about 30,000 students and 2,500 scientific staff is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. The Technology Research Centre for Electronics Micro-Periphery (as part of faculty IV “Electrical Engineering and Informatics” at TU Berlin) is headed by Prof. Klaus-Dieter Lang and has about 70 employees. Together with its partner, the Fraunhofer IZM, TUB focuses activities on the area of microelectronic packaging and system miniaturization technologies. Research topics reach from waver backend processing, electrical and thermo-mechanical modeling and simulation, chip interconnection and embedding technologies, textile and wearable electronics, power electronics to sustainability aspects of electronics manufacturing. The joint institutes Fraunhofer IZM and TU Berlin belong to the international leading research organizations in this field.
URGO Recherche Innovation et Developpement (URGO RID)
Web: www.laboratoiresurgo.fr Main contact: Julien Steinbrunn, j.steinbrunn(at)fr.urgo.com Key staff: Marielle Bouschbacher, Laurent Apert WP participation: WP1 (leader), WP2, WP4, WP5 (leader), WP6, WP7 Laboratoires URGO positions itself in the medical device and pharmaceutical (OTC) industry. It is involved in design, manufacturing and marketing. The company, which is part of the family-run business group VivaSanté, is located in France, with subsidiaries around the world (UK, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Brazil, Asia…). Laboratoires URGO is divided into two major divisions. URGO Medical works closely with healthcare professionals every day to advance knowledge, treatments and management of wounds as well as damaged tissue. The medical division develops innovative solutions for the treatment of patients’ wounds so allowing them to heal faster. URGO Healthcare division offers consumers high-performance products which help resolve life’s everyday ailments. The two divisions are supported by two centers of excellence within Laboratoires URGO: Research & Development and Industry.
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (UHEI)
Web: www.uni-heidelberg.de Main contact: Prof. Norbert Gretz, norbert.gretz(at)medma.uni-heidelberg.de
Key staff: Anna Klapczynski, Natalia Kuch WP participation: WP1, WP2, WP6 (leader), WP7 Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and has one of the strongest research profiles in all of Europe. The current successes in the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognized rankings prove that Heidelberg’s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community is well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on its two strongest points: research-based teaching and well-structured training for doctoral candidates. Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. The Institute for Medical Technology (IMT) participates in this project as a partner. It is an institute of the University of Heidelberg and the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim. It is an interdisciplinary and interuniversity research institute founded in 2008. The institute reflects a wide network of university institutes, departments, work groups and has ample connections to the industry.
Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A. (CSEM)
Web: www.csem.ch Main contact: David Kallweit, david.kallweit(at)csem.ch
Key staff: Ton Offermans, Sören Fricke, Rolando Ferrini WP participation: WP1, WP2 (leader), WP3, WP5, WP7, WP8 The Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), 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.
SignalGeneriX Ltd (SG)
Web: www.signalgenerix.com Main contact: Kyriacos Michaelides, kyriacos(at)signalgenerix.com
Key staff: Tasos Kounoudes WP participation: WP1, WP3, WP4 (leader), WP5, WP7, WP8 SignalGeneriX Ltd is a Cypriot R&D company doing cutting edge research and development in the fields of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Communications. The company is based in Limassol but operates as expert providers of DSP and Communications technologies realised both in hardware and software for a wide network of clients and collaborators throughout Europe. SignalGeneriX demonstrates long established experience in developing new products and processes in Digital Signal Processing and Communications. The company is deeply involved in Research and Development and has amassed a broad portfolio of intellectual property rights covering core signal processing algorithms, telecommunication networks wireless sensor applications and medical systems. SignalGeneriX is actively participating in various National and European projects in its area of expertise. SignalGeneriX is focusing on the development of innovative IP and realising this into novel hardware and software products.
Microsemi Semiconductor Limited (MSL)
Web: www.microsemi.com Main contact: Rhys Waite, rhys.waite(at)microsemi.com
Key staff: Tracy Wotherspoon, Iestyn Llyr WP participation: WP1, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP7 Microsemi Semiconductor Ltd (formally Zarlink Semiconductor Ltd), is a multinational semiconductor company with a strong UK manufacturing base. At the UK facility in Caldicot, the team design, develop and manufacture advanced microelectronic technologies for low power wireless communication, energy harvesting and high ambient temperature electronics. The site has extensive micro-packaging capabilities for medical, wireless, telecommunications and security customers. Microsemi is a leading “system in package” supplier to the medical electronics industry and has a proven track record in implementing new concepts developed under the EU and TSB funding. With over 20 years’ experience in micro-electronics assembly, focusing on miniaturisation through SIP packaging Microsemi is well placed to understand the potential for new innovative product.
Web: www.amires.eu Main contact: Martina Urbánková, urbankova(at)amires.eu
Key staff: Lenka Bajarová, Rudolf Fryček WP participation: WP1, WP7 (leader), WP8 AMIRES is a consulting company for EU research, development, and innovation (R&D&I) projects, technology scouting, and business innovation. It specializes in the creation of consortiums of partners with a common aim of product or service innovation with significant potential for know-how commercialization. Unique and profound knowledge of the European public funding environment (e.g. the EU Framework Programmes for research and technological development) as well as a broad network of market key-players contribute to the high quality of entrusted projects. AMIRES follows projects from their initiation and planning, through negotiation, execution, and management to the final stage, where the exploitation of new technologies, products, or services is facilitated.