IQONIC: Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, re-configurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optolectronics
01 October 2018 – 01 April 2022 (42 months)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
iQonic inserts itself within the optoelectronic technology field, which is experiencing a steady growth and development. Indeed, recent advances in this field are producing technology breakthrough in consumer electronics, in solar energy production systems and in LED and industrial laser applications.
At the same time, the optoelectronic industry must take into account the new equipment, manufacturing processes and challenges which are leading production towards a greater individualisation and personalisation of results, and which require consequently a rapid and dynamic change of the production systems.
In this view, iQonic aims at developing a productive platform which will be scalable and able to reduce production defects of optoelectronic components to zero. moreover, this platform will be flexible and sustainable in order to adapt both to new production lines and to the existing ones.
iQonic foresees the launch of 8 scalable strategies at the components, machine and system levels:
Through these 8 strategies, iQonic will allow to increase efficiency and flexibility in the production of optoelectronic components and at the same time to reduce its costs thanks to the use of recycled components and materials; additionally, components assembly and disassembly will be improved and 400 new more jobs will be created.