About Pilot lines

Three major Pilot Lines, which help SMEs take photonics technologies from lab into market, have been launched by the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Pilot Lines mean that thousands of high tech SMEs in Europe – who often lack access to advanced, cost-intensive infrastructures and expertise needed to manufacture new and innovative products – will be able to take their good ideas, scale-them up and validate them with the first customers for commercial production.

The Pilot Lines will focus on health applications, flexible organic light-emitting diodes and sensors for the detection of chemicals in gas and liquids.
The three manufacturing Pilot Lines are PIX4LIFE, MIRPHAB and PI-SCALE.

PIX4Life is a pilot for a state-of-the-art photonics platform for health applications. PIX4Life will scale up platforms in order to bring Silicon Nitride based systems towards commercial production and industrial take up.

PI-SCALE is a pilot line providing open access services to a wide range of external users in order to accelerate the commercial adoption of flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).

MIRPHAB is a pilot line for prototyping and production of innovative sources and sensors in the Mid-IR range, for the detection of chemicals in gas and liquids.

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