Funding

EU and national grants

SiPho-G

EU
Advanced GeSi components for next-generation silicon photonics applications (SIPHO-G)

SiPho-G

Consortium:

  • imec, Leuven, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Mellanox Technologies Ltd, Yokneam, Israel
  • Ericsson Telecomunicazioni SpA, Pisa, Italy
  • Applied Materials Belgium NV, Leuven, Belgium
  • nextnano GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • nextnano Lab SAS, Corenc, France
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Luceda Photonics NV, Dendermonde, Belgium
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden Module One LLC & Co. KG, Dresden, Germany

EC ICT 5.0 Mio. € (nextnano: 305,000 €) - January 2021 to December 2024

Goal: To develop germanium-silicon Quantum-Confined-Stark-Effect electro-absorption modulators (EAM) and Avalanche Photodetectors (APD)

Project website

QUANTIMONY

EU
Innovative Training Network in
Quantum Semiconductor Technologies exploiting Antimony (QUANTIMONY)

QUANTIMONY

Consortium:

  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC): Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología (IMN) & Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), Madrid, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Lancaster University, UK
  • The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
  • Aixtron SE, Herzogenrath, Germany
  • IQE plc, Cardiff, UK
  • nextnano GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Partner Organizations: Bruker AXS (Germany), Cardiff University (UK), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France), Fluxim AG (Switzerland), Lancaster Materials Analysis Ltd (UK), Lund University (Sweden), nanoplus GmbH (Germany), nextnano Lab SAS (France), QuantCAD LLC (USA), Technische Universität München (Germany), TiberLab Srl (Italy), National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC)-Taiwan Photon Source (Taiwan), Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Brazil), Universidad de Cádiz (Spain)

EC MSCA-ITN-ETN 3.8 Mio. € (nextnano: 252,788 €) - December 2021 to November 2024

Goal: To provide high-level training to early stage researchers in the field of III-Sb semiconductor science and technology

Project website

UltraFastNano

EU
Electronic generation and detection in nanoelectronic devices at the picosecond scale (UltraFastNano)

UltraFastNano

Consortium:

  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA Grenoble, CEA Paris-Saclay), France (Coordinator)
  • nextnano GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • nextnano Lab SAS, Corenc, France
  • Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL), London, UK
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

EC FET Open 3.3 Mio. € (nextnano: 290,000 €) - January 2020 to December 2024

Goal: To develop Electronic Flying Qubits

Project website

FLASH

EU
Far-infrared Lasers Assembled using Silicon Heterostructures (FLASH)

FLASH       FLASH

Consortium

  • Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy (Coordinator)
  • University of Glasgow, UK
  • IHP GmbH, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • nextnano GmbH, Munich, Germany

EC FET Open 3.2 Mio. € (nextnano: 307,500 €) - November 2017 to July 2021

Goal: To develop a SiGe THz Quantum Cascade Laser

Project website

Success story: The FLASH project resulted in the foundation of a new company in 2021: nextnano Lab SAS
nextnano Lab is an R&D company based in the Grenoble area, France. Its main activity is to develop modeling and simulation tools in the field of solid-state quantum physics, in particular for semiconductor quantum devices. nextnano Lab develops simulation tools for quantum transport based on the nonequilibrium Green’s function framework, such as the nextnano.NEGF sofware which is commercialized by nextnano GmbH. The most prominent application are Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs).
nextnano Lab is a simplified joint-stock company jointly owned by Dr. Thomas Grange and nextnano holding GmbH. Thomas was working in the FLASH project on the modeling of silicon-germanium based terahertz QCLs and is now Chairman and Research & Development Director of nextnano Lab.
nextnano GmbH acknowledges 12 days of business coaching services offered by the European Innovation Council pilot as part of the FLASH project to commercialize results.

Innovationsgutschein

Innovationsgutschein Bayern, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie und Technologie (Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology)

Innovationsgutschein Bayern

  • Project: “Berechnung von Halbleitermaterialparametern mit Ab Initio Methoden” (Calculation of semiconductor material parameters with ab initio methods)
    4,800 €, 2021-5636-NE-02, 2021

    Innovationsgutschein Bayern Zertifikat

  • Project: “Simulation von Quantenkaskadenlasern mit neuartiger Methode” (Simulation of Quantum Cascade Lasers with novel method)
    6,000 €, 2016-4414-NE-12, 2017

    Innovationsgutschein Bayern Zertifikat

EXIST

EXIST-SEED program “University-based start-ups” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

EXIST BMBF