The partners that participate in this Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree are:
- Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), SSSA, Coordinator
- Aston University (Birmingham, UK), ASTON
- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands), TUE
- Osaka University (Japan), OSAKA
PIXNET exploits a significant complementarity of the expertise of the consortium partners and well defined mobility paths that bring practical and specific competence to the perspective students. All partners have strong expertise on optical communication theory and techniques and extensive system and network experimental facilities. Three of them (SSSA, TUE and ASTON) have fabrication also facilities for photonic integrated circuits and networks for device prototyping.
A consortium asset capable of covering such a value chain in the theoretical design, block design and integration in a miniaturized integrated device (according to different integration technologies) is quite unique in the landscape of the European education system. Overall the consortium expresses a joint competence to face innovation at the system and network level with the capability of direct fabricating photonic integrated circuits and networks.