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EPIXfab Services specifically targeting (SME) Industrial Take-up of Advanced silicon photonics


ESSenTIAL is an FP7 funded collaborative project dedicated to infrastructure support, a support action. ESSenTIAL will bring silicon photonics within reach of European small and medium sized enterprises, thereby building on the track record of the Silicon Photonics Platform ePIXfab and its integration into Europractice. To this end, ESSenTIAL offers affordable access to standardized active and passive silicon photonic IC and packaging technology, a path from design to manufacturing and hands-on training. Based on a consortium of major research institutes with silicon photonics expertise, ESSenTIAL will reach out to European industry and will support them to evaluate silicon photonics in the context of concrete applications and markets.

IHP's Contribution

IHP contributes to the silicon photonics fabrication services.


This project has received funding from the European Union with 0.9 Mill Euro.

Project Partners

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.