ITN Funding for Combined Mid-Infrared Enabling Components

ITN Funding for Combined Mid-Infrared Enabling Components

07-01-15

Innovayt has successfully assisted an international consortium, coordinated by DTU-Technical University of Denmark, with an EU application for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

The mid-infrared (mid-IR) wavelength range is an emerging and important new topic for frontier research. Its general importance relates to a multitude of mid-IR industrial and biomedical sensor applications. The main obstacle for the exploitation of the mid-IR optical window has been a historical lack of efficient mid-IR excitation light sources and sensitive mid-IR detectors/imaging. The combination of frontier research within different mid-IR areas do not, at present, have the necessary skilled researchers knowing the combined mid-IR enabling components. The main goal of the Mid-TECH proposal is to train 15 ESRs to an outstanding level that they can act as Europe’s new cross-sectorial technical experts in mid-IR technology at one hand and at the same time fill in a much needed link between academia and industry. This is realized through entrepreneurial courses and secondments between the mid-TECH partners.

For more information contact Thomas Knudsen