Subsidized projects

Research and development of our quantum dots has been supported by funds from the European Union. Below is a list of projects which have been made possible, in part, thanks to EU funds.

Our Projects R&D

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), Fast Track

PureBlue.dot. An innovative method of synthesis for quantum dots characterized by limited toxicity and designed for high-quality sources of blue light.

It was carried out as part of Sub-Measure 1.1.1 of the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020 which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Project value:

PLN 9 257 322.28

Subsidy value:

PLN 6 218 365.68

Agreement no.: 

POIR.01.01.01-00-16-98/20-00 from 13.10.2021

Timeframe:

2021-2023

The market for displays, which is currently experiencing dynamic growth, uses technologies that utilizes quantum dots – currently only as converters of blue light into green and red light.

Manufacturing displays with the best technical specifications and various additional features require being able to use quantum dots as a light source.

The quantum dots used in this process must be characterized by extremely high optical properties as well as stability. They should also be produced in accordance with the EU’s RoHO (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive – which means being free of toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, or mercury.

Meeting these criteria is particularly difficult in the case of quantum dots that produce blue light. Manufacturing quantum dots that emit blue light on a 450-470 mm wave link is particularly challenging not only because it requires selecting a nontoxic material with an appropriate energy gap – it is also difficult because of the various technical issues related to synthesis in the case of this kind of material.

The objective of the PureBlue projects is developing a technology that enables quantum blue-dot synthesis making it possible to use them as an active substance in LED displays emitting blue light.

During the research and development phase of this project we will be working on developing a method of quantum-dot synthesis that produces a replicable, high-quality, and stable emitter of light that meets consumer needs as well as RoHO Directive requirements.

Part of this project will also involve the construction of a prototype synthesis production line making it possible to synthesize blue quantum dots at a mass scale that responds to market needs.

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), Fast Track

Florescent ink based on quantum-dot semiconductors for use in high-resolution printing.

PureBlue.dot. An innovative method of synthesis for quantum dots characterized by limited toxicity and designed for high-quality sources of blue light.

It was carried out as part of Sub-Measure 1.1 of the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020 which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Project value:

PLN 4 137 892.60

Subsidy value:

PLN 2 482 735.57

Agreement no.: 

POIR.01.01.01-00-0210/19-00 from 16.10.2019

Timeframe:

2021-2023

The objective of this project was developing a method to modify the surface of quantum dots so that inks based on them could be formed. Having quantum dots in the form of ink makes it possible to place (“print”) them on flexible or clear surfaces.

BRidge, Alfa - National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), BRidge, Alfa

In cooperation with Kvarko ASI Sp. z o.o. QNA Technology carried out a project called:

A breakthrough technology for manufacturing nanocrystal semiconductors.

Project value:

PLN 1 000 000.00

Subsidy value:

PLN 800 000.00

Agreement no.: 

nr 3/Kvarko from 30.11.2017

Timeframe:

2017-2019

It was carried out as part of of the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020 which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Activities focus on Measure 1.3 (R&D co-financed by an equity fund) and Sub-Measure 1.3.1 (Support for R&D in projects at the pre-seed faze by a proof-of-concept fund – BRidge Alfa).

The main objective of the BRidge Alfa program, which is being carried out by NCBR, is supporting innovative solutions on their road to market – at early stages of development.

International Expansion of the Mazovia ICT Cluster in the Energy Industry.

International Expansion of the Mazovia ICT Cluster in the Energy Industry.

Timeframe:

2019-Present

The “MOZART” Program

MOZART is the City Programme for the Promotion of the Partnership Between Universities and Business. The aim of the Programme is to support the Wrocław job market by connecting local businesses to researchers and their intellectual potential.

Timeframe:

2018-2019