01 August 2016 RETOS 2016

ICFO receives RETOS grant to team up with the company GRAPHENEA and carry out R+D+i industrial project. ICFO has recently been awarded a RETOS grant, allowing the institute to team up with the company GRAPHENEA and carry out a joint R+D+i project entitled “Detectores infrarrojos híbridos basados en grafeno y puntos cuánticos para seguridad alimentaria fabricados a escala de oblea” (Hybrid infrared detectors based on graphene and quantum dots for food control applications).

The RETOS program is a call co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Competitiveness and FEDER, providing incentives for public-private collaborations, facilitating the creation of joint R&D+i projects between research organizations and companies. These joint projects help to promote innovation, the development of new technologies, the application of new ideas and techniques as well as the creation of new products and services by attracting private investment, generating employment and improving the technology base in the county.

The new project named GRAQDOBLEA will be coordinated by Graphenea, one of Europe’s main producers of graphene, in collaboration with the Functional Optoelectronic Nanomaterials research group led by the ICREA Prof at ICFO Gerasimos Konstantatos and Nano-Optoelectronics research group led by ICREA Prof. at ICFO Frank Koppens. Together, they will coordinate efforts towards the development of image sensor arrays based on graphene and quantum dots.