Team and partners
Private non-profit organisation founded in 1967 in Vigo, Spain, from the initiative of a group of Galician entrepreneurs. It is an Innovation and Technology Centre highly specialized in materials and in advanced manufacturing technologies, especially joining technologies and laser technologies applied to materials processing, robotics and automation.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU it is a leading institute for resource-efficient production. The research focus of the Functional Surfaces and Microfabrication department lies in the finishing and structuring processes in order to functionalize surfaces. The emphasis is on the adjustment of sliding properties, wetting behavior or biocompatibility for automotive, toolmaking and medical technology applications.
Workshop of Photonics is a company ready to find a solution for your micron-scale task. Their journey started in 2003 when extensive research in the field of femtosecond laser micromachining has begun. Since the beginning, they are continually investing in research, striving to always be in front of micron-scale challenges.
SuperGrid Institute is an independent private company specialising in innovative high and medium voltage direct current (HVDC and MVDC) power systems. SuperGrid Institute also develops new technologies for the integration of renewable energies as hydraulic turbines as storage into the electricity networks of the future.
Fusion Bionic, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, develops and markets systems to produce bio-inspired surfaces using patented laser microtexturing technologies. The German startup improves the product performance in various industries using laser-generated surface textures inspired by natural blueprints such as the Lotus leaf and Moth-eye. All these surface textures replace ecologically harmful processes, such as chemical de-icing, sandblasting, or etching, while meeting the demand of increased product performance via industrial-scale surface finishing.
BST is a global research and development company based in Graz, Austria, specialized in drag reduction, the development and optimization of products and the testing and evaluation of these. With their Riblets, micro- and nanostructured surfaces, and expertise in the field of flow simulation, the company has already achieved successes for example in the Reno and Red Bull Air Race or the DTM.
ZIEHL-ABEGG, headquartered in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, is one of the leading global companies in the field of ventilation, control and drive technology. Back in the Fifties, ZIEHL-ABEGG established the basis of modern fan drives: external rotor motors which even today are still seen as state-of-the-art worldwide.
Secpho is a cluster that gathers more than 180 organizations promoting technological innovation through deep tech in all sectors of our economy. We fooster the collaboration between our ecosystem through industrial projects, networking events and innovation workshops always trying to focus on solving the latest technological challenges.