Projects

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Biobactil

Description: Direct detection of bacteria in a lab-on-chip opto-fluidic platform compliant with a panel of immunological transducers.

Research topics: Microassembly and packaging support, specifically integration electronic part on lab-on-chip opto-fluidic platform.

Partners: UCL, Multitel, SIRRIS, UNamur.

Source of funding: Walloon Region - Programme WB Health.

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Flow4Reactor

Description: Chemical processed intensification using structured catalytic microreactors.

Research topics: Microsys is in charge of developing a miniaturized regulation system that will eventually be integrated to the microreactor prototype. This includes sensors and actuators integration, main board design and regulation algorithms. The most severe constraint will be the temperature (up to 300-400°C).

Partners: Certech, ULg, UCL, CRICB.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF – Intense4Chem portfolio.

Locoted

Description: Development of new high-performance thermoelectric films and integration into low-cost generators.

Research topics: Microsys will develop a prototype of autonomous microsystem which harvests its energy through these new materials. The prototype will integrate in one miniaturized device the thermoelectric film, the sensors and the electronic system.

Partners: UCL, ULg, CRICB, CRM.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF – Films Multi-Fonctionnels portfolio.

Maveric

Description: Control of the vibrations of aeronautical structures by means of intelligent non-linear absorbers.

Research topics: Development of an energy harvesting system in order to make the absorber energetically autonomous.

Partners: ULg, ULB.

Source of funding: Walloon Region - WALInnov.

Microsystème_ULgMicrosys

Description: Control of the environment, the production chain and manufactured products through the integration of embedded, reliable, compact and energetically autonomous microsystems.

Research topics: The first objective is to study the development of embedded microsystems capable of operating in the presence of a demanding environment, including severe mechanical stresses (vibrations, shocks, elongations, etc.), extreme temperatures or thermal shocks, high vacuum, radiation, corrosive compounds etc. Another objective is to develop packaging techniques for the integration of hyper frequency components. Finally, Microsys will work on the integration of innovative sensors: cheap polymer sensors and low-energy gas sensors.

Partners: CSL, UCL, UMons, Sirris.

Source of funding: Walloon Region, in synergy with the Micro+ FEDER/ERDF portfolio.

Sane

Description: Development of wireless and autonomous microsensors for IoT applications.

Research topics: Based on the results obtained on a previous ERDF project (REMANOS project), the goal of this project is to increase the Technology Readiness Level of the prototype to realize a marketable product in order to answer to the market need in term of wireless and autonomous sensors for IoT applications.

Partners: NA.

Source of funding: Walloon Region, First Spin-Off.

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Socle_ULgMicrosys

Description: Consolidating the necessary infrastructure and expertise in the field of microsystems.

Research topics: The main objective of this project is to acquire expertise on exceptional pieces of equipment to meet the needs of the Micro+ portfolio activities and of the industrialists in the Walloon Region.

Partners: CSL, UCL, UMons, Sirris.

Source of funding: Walloon Region, in synergy with the Micro+ FEDER/ERDF portfolio.

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SWS (Secure Weapon System)

Description: SWS aims to enhance weapon security by integration of new technologies.

Research topics: The research will focus on energy harvesting from a mechanical action naturally related to the use of the weapon. The need for energy harvesting is about being able to power the activation of the firing system (holder recognition).

Partners: FN Herstal, nSilition, ULB.

Source of funding: Walloon Region, Plan Marshall – pole Mecatech.

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Topprint

Description: Functionalization of 3D industrial pieces by integration of robust and reliable electronic circuits.

Research topics: Characterization of the printed conductive tracks (electrically and mechanically, initially and after isothermal ageing). Guidelines about 3D/flexible electronics design will be written and used to design a prototype based on an existing industrial case (using printed tracks in order to replace cables inside an existing device).

Partners: Sirris, Cenaero, CRM.

Source of funding: Walloon Region, Programme Recherche collective.

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wearIT4Health

Description: Wearable Integrated Technology for Health Monitoring of Hospitalized Patients in the Euregio Meuse Rhine.

Research topics: Besides project supervision as scientific lead partner, Microsys is to develop textile embedded electronic hardware and the data transmission system from the sensors to the patient’s EMR.

Partners: ULg, Centexbel, CHU Liège, Maastricht UMC+, KU Leuven, Universiteit Hasselt, RWTH Aachen.

Source of funding: INTERREG V-A Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

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Finished projects

AWS

Description: Development and integration of an energy harvester and a microsystem in a shoe to collect data.

Research topics: Development of an energy harvester to make the microsystem autonomous. Both of them will be integrated in a shoe to collect data. The data are collected via RF communication between the microsystem and a concentrator.

Partners: YMMEDIA.

Source of funding: FDM (Fond de Maturation).

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DNASiP

  • Development of DNA microchips in a microfluidic package for specialized diagnostics with electronical (interdigitated capacitor) and/or optical (UV-LED + SOI Diode) detection.

Partners: UCL Dice, Coris BioConcept.

Source of funding: ERA-NET MNT.

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Green+

  • Development of a heat energy harvesting system double flow intended for existing buildings.

Partners: GreenCom, Taipro Engineering, Acte, WOW, Sirris.

Source of funding: Walloon Region (Plan Marshall), pole Mecatech.

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HM+

  • Section Techspace Aero: Microsystems for smart maintenance of lubrication systems.
  • Section Sonaca: Microsystems for position's identification of airplane wing's slats.

Partners: Techspace Aero, Sonaca, Thales ETCA, Deltatec, UMons, Open Engineering.

Source of funding: Walloon Region (Plan Marshall), pole Skywin.

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Medipump

  • Integration of microsystems to realize ultra accurate pumps-design and development of new medical pumps generation.

Partners: Cewac, Sirris.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF - Piµi portfolio.

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Micro Lub

  • Microsystem to control and to improve microlubrication.

Partners: Tecnolub, Taipro Engineering, BfB Oil, Numflo, ULB.

Source of funding: Walloon Region (Plan Marshall), pole Skywin.

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RD1 Capteurs

  • Lead to a complete chain including design, manufacturing, encapsulation, autonomy and validation of physical and chemical microsensors.

Partners: UCL-DICE, Sirris.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF - Minatis portfolio.

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MINT

  • Microsystems for identification and greasing control of bearings.

Partners: CMI, Arcelor Mittal.

Source of funding: Walloon Region (Plan Marshall), pole Mecatech.

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Monsotex

  • Integration of sensors in a textile (smart clothes) for medical applications.

Partners: Centexbel.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF - Piµi portfolio.

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Optigrid

Description: Miniaturization of a smart sensor for high and medium voltage lines, with predictive maintenance functionality and fault detection.

Research topics: In addition to its general expertise in electronics, especially in harsh conditions experienced by the modules, Microsys laboratory will bring its expertise in microsystems and energy harvesting. The different areas of study will address in particular:

  • the maximum compaction of the electronics by means of encapsulation of bare dies and exploitation of non-planar (maybe flexible) PCBs,
  • the energy independence by maximising the energy harvested from the line and minimizing the energy consumed by the electronics and the processor,
  • the integration of new sensors required for the new functionalities.

Partners: Ampacimon SA, Tecteo-Resa, Optim Test Center SA, ULg, UCL.

Source of funding: Walloon Region (Plan Marshall) - pole Mecatech.

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Remanos

  • Conception and realization of autonomous microsystems prototypes aimed to industrials application.

Partners: Sirris, Materia Nova, UMons.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF - Piµi portfolio.

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Romisy

Description: The project aims to design and test new architectures for microsystems including multi-physics simulation technique, improved processing methodologies and test to meet the growing market demands in terms of reliability and robustness both in front end and back end level.

Research topics: Modeling support, so that project partners can develop the toolbox in multi-physics software (FEM simulation) to model wire bond adhesion to the bond pad. PCB laser processing.

Partners: Open Engineering, UCL, Cissoid, Taipro Engineering, Samtech.

Source of funding: Walloon Region - PIT pole Mecatech.

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Tracemedia

  • Packaging of microsystem for track and trace.

Partners: Multitel, Muwac, FPMS, FUCaM.

Source of funding: FEDER/ERDF - Mediatic portfolio.

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