microTEC is partner of the BRAAVOO Project which aims to develop innovative solutions for real-time in-situ measurement of high impact and difficult to measure marine pollutants. The concept of BRAAVOO is based on a unique combination of three types of biosensors, which will enable the detection of both a number of specific marine priority pollutants and also general biological effects that can be used for early warning.
Link to the euronews video „Monitoring Sea Pollution“:
In 2008 microTEC increased productivity of its desktop fab lines and is now able to offer an even more competitive pricing structure. Products made are, e.g., small polymer parts for sensor housings or filter structures. Just download the updated price scheme from our website (see details at www.microtec-d.com download). All is about beating injection molding solutions in terms of precision and price.
Co-operative R&D projects: In 2009 new projects are in the pipeline, one of them addressing 3D-CSP based solutions for autonomous, networked sensor systems addressing the needs of food industry. microTEC also promotes further applications of MEMS in consumer applications. Here, a new project is being prepared dealing with Roll-to-Roll based high-throughput technologies for display and lighting applications, for large areas as well for very big units of mems. The FP7 project Ultra-fast Electronics for Terahertz Rapid Analysis in Compact Lab-on-Chip Applications ULTRA started mid of 2008 and is progressing well, see www.ultra-project.eu for details. Finally in 2008 the two FP6 projects Healthy Aims and INOS were presented at several events, the latest one was the ICT 2008 in Lyon, Europes biggest research event for information and communication technologies with more then 4500 delegates. The commercialisation of microTEC results, e.g., in the field of sensor technologies for advanced driver assistance systems, confirmed our market oriented R&D strategy and thus the selection of projects to be involved in.