Implementation of the detection chip production technology developed under the “Exposure” project

Agreement no. POIR 03.02.02-00-1638/18-00
Duration: 08/11/2018 – 31/03/2022
Overall budget: PLN 23,172,000.00
Eligible costs: PLN 21,702,000.00
EU co-funding (27,65% of eligible costs): PLN 6,000,000.00

Project description:

In July 2019, VIGO System S.A. signed the agreement and received co-funding – Kredyt na innowacje technologiczne of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The investment will be located in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in the Tarnobrzeg Special Economic Zone Euro – Park WISŁOSAN.

The project will allow to develop and implement new technology at VIGO through technological investment. Through this program VIGO system aims at launching the production of new and significantly improved infrared detectors and detection modules working without cryogenic cooling with increased reliability and resistance to environmental exposure. Products will be new on the global market, produced with the help of breakthrough technology.

Investment in state of the art epitaxial growth methods and state of the art processing equipment is key to develop the necessary technology and implement the required changes in the manufacturing process of infrared detector chips. Integral part of the program is the purchase of laboratory and cleanroom equipment capable of supporting the frontier shifting effort of this particular kind of photonics technology. Improved standards in terms of cleanliness, temperature and humidity control (cleanroom environment) is required, with particular attention to chemical hazards and environmental protection.

Financial support from EU funds for the implementation of new technology into production will increase the competitiveness and innovation of VIGO System. This technology is an intangible asset of the company and was created as a result of the research project “Uncooled and minimally cooled infrared detectors and detection modules with high reliability and resistance to environmental exposure” – agreement no. POIR.01.01.01-00-0389 /15-00 co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development under the Szybka Ścieżka programme.