Partners

INTRACOM TELECOM

Intracom Telecom (ICOM) is a leading developer and producer of telecommunication systems as well as provider of integrated solutions and professional services to fixed and mobile operators in the EEMEA region. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose ICOM for its
state-of-the-art products and solutions. ICOM has more than 1500 employees, operates subsidiaries in 16 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, ICOM is controlled by JSC Sitronics (Russia) with 51%. JSC Sitronics is the technology subsidiary of JSFC Sistema, a leading diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS.
Intracom Holdings Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake. ICOM expertise lies in the development of leading edge telecommunication products and solutions, in delivering end-to-end integrated solutions, in implementing large-scale turnkey projects, and in providing a wide range of engineering, consulting, and outsourcing professional services. Dedication to R&D and commitment to technology innovation are fundamental components of the company's business strategy. ICOM has registered a significant number of international patents and over the past five years has participated in more than 120 international innovative research programs ---often as the lead partner. ICOM operates more than 15 state-of-the-art research laboratories that drive the rapid development of high-quality, advanced telecommunication systems. Moreover, the company has strategic alliances with some of the best companies in the world, conducting joint research and developing tomorrow's products and services.
For more information, visit the website of Intracom Telecom: www.intracom-telecom.com

UTH - LACEC

The Laboratory of Agricultural Constructions and Environmental Control (LACEC) of the University of Thessaly (UTH) is active in the field of Agricultural Buildings Design and Equipment. Its main research areas include: Bioclimatology, Environmental physics, mainly greenhouse climate, Greenhouse design and equipment, Energy saving and Renewable Energy Sources in Agriculture, Greenhouse crop physiology, Crop growth modelling, Nutrient requirements and management of nutrient solutions for horticultural crops in closed and open hydroponics systems.
The research is focused on the design, equipment and environmental control of agricultural buildings, on the design, manufacture and testing of agricultural equipment on the applications of precision agriculture systems, design and implementation of traceability tools, rational management of natural resources, environmental meteorology, environmental management of agricultural and urban waste, compost production, management of parks and green spaces, green roofs, green buildings, energy saving and renewable energy sources in agriculture.
LACEC has well trained personnel and extensive research facilities, which include fully automated greenhouses, screenhouses and laboratory equipment

NTUA

The Laboratory of Electronic Nanomaterials and Devices of
NTUA ( www.physics.ntua.gr/~tsoukalas) is headed by Prof. Dimitris Tsoukalas and includes currently 4 PhD students. Also each year several Master's and Diploma thesis are performed in the Laboratory. Current research work focuses on nanoparticle based sensors and nanoparticle memories and biochemical sensors. The work is supported by internal and external funding
(EU and national research agencies).
Infrastructure of the Laboratory includes a clean room facility equipped with material fabrication equipment and an electrical characterization and simulation laboratory. In the clean room a high vacuum system is installed equipped with two sputtering sources as well as of a specialized source for nanoparticle manufacturing, e-gun and thermal evaporators used for metal deposition, ink-jet printing equipment for deposition of polymers and laminar hoods for sample preparation as well as basic optical lithography equipment. An electrical characterization laboratory
for I-V and C-V measurements at different temperatures (77K-450K) is also available. We have also access to common facilities of the Department (XRD for thin film measurements, AFM, profilometer and Field Emission SEM equipped with e-beam lithography tool). Information about common facilities can be found at www.nanomaterials.physics.ntua.gr. In the project we shall have also access to Raman and micro-Raman Spectroscopy laboratory collaborating with Assoc. Prof. Y. Raptis.

NCSRD

The Design & Characterization of Integrated Sensors laboratory (DCIS-lab) is part of the former Institute of Microelectronics (IMEL) which is now under merger with the Institute of Materials Science and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of NCSR 'Demokritos'. The Center has activities expanding in different areas of science (biology, physics, chemistry) and technology (Microelectronics, nuclear technology) and a personnel of over 400 persons as permanent staff and 400 persons on contract basis. IMEL that has actually a total staff of 60 persons has activities that cover silicon and photoresist technology. IMEL is equipped with a 300 square-meter clean-room laboratory fully operational for silicon IC processing. Major equipment includes conventional ion implanter for silicon doping, furnaces for thermal processing, LPCVD reactors for polysilicon and oxide/nitride thin films deposition, optical-lithography equipments for submicron patterning, reactive ion and ICP etching, as well as e-gun and thermal evaporators for metal deposition, and wet bench for wafers cleaning. Off line labs include packaging, wafer thinning and chemical etching as well as photoresist chemical preparation equipped with FTIR, UV-VIS instruments for spectroscopic analysis. IMEL has been designated by the Greek government as a Center of Excellence in micro/nano technologies in the country.
Sensor design at IMEL is one of the key activities within the Institute of Microelectronics. The main objective of the activity is the development of new sensors and new technologies for future sensors. The DCIS-lab takes a broad approach in sensor design which also takes account the whole microsystem the sensors are going to be incorporated in. In the context of this objective, the research targets of sensor readout, wireless telemetry, RF remote powering in the near as well as the far field are also pursued. Special consideration is given in operation in special environment requirements (e.g. air/spacecraft) as well as in integration and packaging.

AIS

Aisthisis Technologies Ltd provides intelligent hardware components and solutions for sensing applications. It possesses vast expertise in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) finite element modeling, design, fabrication and readout.