The PIXNET training framework involves several actors in order to put in place a multi-level teaching approach: 4 beneficiaries/academic partners, 3 clean room infrastructures, 19 associated partners and 1 supporting company. Each actor is of a differently scale and belongs to a different sectors of the industry and technology transfer.
PIXNET will utilise a collection of fabrication facilities available at the European partners’ premises:
- Silicon Photonics and Device Packaging at Inphotec Center of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna;
- Indium Phosphide Technology at NanoLab of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven;
- Femtosecond 3D Inscription at Institute of Photonic Technologies of Aston University.
These facilities expose the students to an integrated manufacturing environment, where all academic partners have strong relationships with industry and/or private/public research centres focused on technology transfer, while a decent number have committed to complementing training and opportunities for the Master's students. Such support comes from 20 different entities (19 of which are formally registered as associated partners), including:
- 2 large multi-national companies: Ericsson, STMicroelectronics;
- 3 large national companies: TIM, Trenitalia, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Italy);
- 5 international research institutes: Interuniversitary Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT, Italy), KDDI R&D Lab (Japan), Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (NICT, Japan), and SurfNet (The Netherlands);
- 10 small medium enterprises: EFFECT Photonics (The Netherlands), Bright Photonics (The Netherlands), VTEC Lasers & Sensors (The Netherlands), Phoenix Software (The Netherlands), Lumerical Solutions2 (UK & Canada), Pilot Photonics (Ireland), Smart Photonics (The Netherlands), Genexis (The Netherlands), Phoenix Photonics (UK), InFibra Technologies (Italy).
This page was last modified on 18 Oct. 2017
Nov. 2017: CALL now open! Please go to Application section.
Jul. 2017: A new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree - The Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks (PIXNET) - has been approved. Courses will start in the academic year 2018/19.