Industrial Processing

“The “Industrial Processing” area of interest focuses on photonics technology, the manufacturing of advanced materials and embedded systems. The technologies developed by the laboratories of our shareholders on these technological themes allow answering academic and industrial challenges in a variety of fields such as imaging, lasers and the manufacturing of miniaturized nano-sensors. A maturation program has been set up on this latter topic, enabling the transfer of the technology to 2 companies of the field.”

MATURATION PROJECTS

Easy Ride : Electric bike conversion for all cyclists

What is it? A device, “Easy Ride” that allows transforming a classic bike into an electric bike in one easy move.
For which field of application? A unique bike solution to go to work on weekdays and workout on weekends.
Who invented it? Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA UMR 7031)
Who participated? Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille

Soft Mixer Algae Cultivating fragile micro-algae thanks to the celestial movement of the Earth

What is it? A photobioreactor, “Soft Mixer Algae” mimics the Earth’s rotation to shake the culture medium.
For which field of application? To produce micro-algae and plankton strains of interest for the development of anti-cancer drugs. The development program is conducted with the start-up Planktovie, based in Marseille.
Who invented it?
Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE, UMR 7342)
Who participated? Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille

Breakwater: Institut Fresnel (IF, Aix-Marseille Université, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7249), Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE, Aix-Marseille Université, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7342)

Based on the theory of metamaterials, this new maritime protection structure prevents waves from breaking over the breakwaters, thus extending the lifetime of built structures. The maturation project is designed to confirm that this structure is effective using trials in a large pool.

Sound attenuation : Membrane for low frequency sound attenuation

What is it? A low-frequency sound absorption system related to rotating machines thanks to the use of a non-linear absorption membrane.
For which field of application? The technology addresses the problem of noise related to rotating machinery such as motors, compressors and generators.
Who invented it? Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA UMR 7031)
Who participated? Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Institut Carnot STAR

SRGOLD : An instrument to detect “crooked atoms”

What is it? A RAMAN microscope with improved sensitivity and contrast.
For which field of application? The so-called stimulated Raman scattering technology called “SRGOLD” makes it possible to obtain information on the chemical bonds in biological samples (tissue, cells…) without marking or staining.
Who invented it? The Mosaic team at the Institut Fresnel
Who participated? Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Institut Carnot STAR

GDC lensless endoscope: Institut Fresnel (IF,Aix-Marseille Université, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7249)

New lensless confocal endo-microscopic imaging system. This device can achieve three-dimensional imaging on a microscopic scale, opening the door to indepth inspection of materials and biological tissue. It can be used to explore any areas that cannot be accessed by conventional means. The first phase of the maturation project aims to create the first imaging device and then, in a second phase, run the first clinical trials.

Double pulse lift: Laboratoire Lasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR 7341)

New laser digital printing process that can create structures with micrometric dimensions. This new approach is particularly important for electronic devices on flexible substrates because it eliminates the annealing stage required for conductive materials. The aim of the maturation is to create an experimental set-up that will be used to optimize and validate the process. This should allow to determine the potential and the limitations of the process in an industrial application setting.

Fluorescent hybrid nanoparticles: Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR 7325)

The aim of the maturation project is to integrate these new nano-composite materials with improved fluorescent properties in organic light-emitting diodes
(OLEDs). Achieving printable stable fluorescent solutions becomes possible, opening the door to numerous applications, most notably in the fields of OLEDs and security.

Prometheus: Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence (IM2NP, Aix-Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS, UMR 7334), Institut FRESNEL (IF, Aix-Marseille Université, École Centrale Marseille, CNRS, UMR 7249)

New assembly of materials for light sensors with a wavelength sensitivity that can be controlled electrically over a wide band of the spectrum. This type of image sensor has applications in fields such as night vision for defense, security and night driving. The project’s goal is to fabricate and characterize an image sensor with a few pixels in order to find out the performance and limitations of these new sensors. Project stemming from a call for projects by the Institut Carnot STAR