• Introduction

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  • CLP Day



ICFO Corporate Liaison Program is:

A program to build mutual knowledge and trust
An invitation to team-up
Your photonics anchor in Barcelona

The Corporate Liaison Program (CLP) helps to strengthen relationships between industry and science, forming a bridge to all types of businesses, and creating trusting and long lasting relationships which enable the achievement of common goals.

Through this program, the KTT office proactively establishes partnerships with industrial corporations and fosters spin-off creation. One of our main goals is to act as a leading ally in the optics and photonics industry by being a resource for science, technology and talent. The ultimate objective is to create a trusting, symbiotic relationship where the organization and ICFO work together towards new knowledge, superior results, and shared benefits.

We enthusiastically invite industries and businesses of all sizes which develop and use photonics or who would like to explore this possibility for the future, to contact us to discuss opportunities for collaboration.


We invite industries and corporations of all sizes to establish a long-lasting relationship with ICFO by joining our Corporate Liaison Program. ICFO CLP members include the following:

Industrial & Technological Partners
Venture Capital & Investors
Patronage & Sponsors

Each corporate membership is individually tailored to the company’s needs as well as to the potential benefits that can be gleaned by sharing research focuses with ICFO. Varying levels of involvement and commitment are defined to cater to each unique relationship, be it for Small Companies and Start-ups, Regular Membership, Large Corporations, or Life Members.

To discuss membership possibilities, please contact:

The Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Team
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Tel.: (+34) 93 553 4111
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Accelerate Diagnostics is dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance and hospital acquired infections. The company's fully automated system aims to improve patient outcomes by offering clinicians ID/AST results 1-2 days faster than conventional methods
AD TELECOM offers processing solutions, hardware and software design, manufacturing, integration and commercialization of equipment in: Digital Design FPGAs, RF, Microwave, and Space Communications Systems, Optical Communications and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Equipments.
Grupo AIA develops innovative software solutions based on algorithms coming from the fields of artificial intelligence, theoretical physics and applied mathematics. Since 1988, the company have solved a large diversity of complex problems in Banking, Energy, Retail and Health sectors, among others.
ALTER TECHNOLOGY is the European leader in the provision of engineering, procurement, testing and logistic services associated to the usage of electronic components in harsh environments.
Barça Innovation Hub aims to be the worldwide number one sports industry center for knowledge and innovation, with the idea of creating value both for the Club and society in general. This is the project that will enable the Club to innovate, generate, attract, manage and share both its own and external knowledge.
B. Braun : Through exchanging knowledge with its customers, B. Braun helps to improve treatments and working procedures in hospitals and medical practices and to increase the safety of patients, doctors and nursing staff. B. Braun is one of the world's leading healthcare suppliers.
Fundació Catalunya - La Pedrera is a non-profit organization that aims at an efficient, innovative response to social needs. Fundació Catalunya - La Pedrera's support for R&D&I encompasses key issues like finding research talent and driving excellence in postgraduate studies.
COMSA EMTE is the second-largest Spanish unlisted group in the infrastructures, services, engineering and systems sector. The group has a presence in 14 countries throughout 5 continents and employs 9,000 people.
Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. We create and make keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences.
COSINGO offers optimized solutions for photonics professionals through the custom development of optoelectronic and optomechanic hardware and software solutions. As a VAR of high-quality wavefront metrology and adaptive optics products, we can enable you to improve the quality of optical systems.
DROPLITE is developing medical diagnostics smart device that allows a rapid and accurate way to test diseases and other health conditions in both humans and animals.
Emxys is an Aerospace R&D company specialized in advanced electronics design for Space instruments, data acquisition and control systems providing high performance solutions for Space and non-Space markets like Defense, Scientific Research and Industrial Automation.
Fundació Privada CELLEX Barcelona is a private foundation which aims at contributing to the progress of scientific research mainly in the Catalonia area. CELLEX supports public and private research institutions to conduct research projects, with special attention to medical applications.
FYLA Laser S.L. is a In-Fiber Laser manufacturing company and a One-Stop-Shop for generating the more powerful In-Fiber Laser based solutions for a widerange of Industries.
Hamamatsu Photonics is a global company with over 50 years' expertise in the manufacture of optoelectronic components. The company's corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of Photonics through extensive research and yields innovative, high quality products for a wide variety of applications.
HemoPhotonics translates light-based technologies into compact and customized systems for non-invasive measurement of cerebral hemodynamics for clinical and scientific research applications.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.
IBM strives to lead in the invention, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics.
Imagine Optic is one of the world"s leading providers of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing hardware and software, adaptive optics technologies and professional services in applied optics.
IRIS helps companies to turn product and process challenges into competitive advantages, by transitioning novel technologies from the lab to the production line.
Keysight Technologies Inc is the world's leading electronic measurement company. With its Hewlett-Packard and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.
“la Caixa” Foundation through the EmprendedorXXI Program, as part of its corporate social responsibility, is working to foster the empowerment of entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative companies in Spain.
Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative, high-tech, precision optical systems for the analysis of microstructures within Microscopy, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy with corresponding Imaging Systems, Specimen Preparation and Medical Equipment business areas.
LuxQuanta Technologies, S.L. focuses on data security solutions based on quantum technologies. LuxQuanta will provide high-performance and cost-effective systems for quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution. These systems will allow for implementing an extra layer of security services for companies and telecommunication network infrastructures.
MedLumics was created in 2009 to improve human living standards. MedLumics' founding team has broad expertise in integrated optics and medical imaging. This unique combination is driving a new generation of advanced optical coherence tomography devices delivering real-time optical biopsy information.
MONOCROM S.L. was established in 1993, with the support of a team of experts in electronics, mechanics and optics, deeply involved in laser technology, in order to develop and manufacture Laser Diode Modules (LDM), which is still the company"s main product line.
Nikon is a world-renowned brand, firmly established as a market leader in optical instrumentation. Nikon has established its Center of Excellence in Super-resolution STORM Imaging at ICFO.
ProCareLight specializes in safety issues in the use of lasers and IPL. According to applicable standards, it offers training, risk assessment, safety procedures and programmes, and its follow-up in a simple format that reduces the management effort. ProCareLight’s goal is to improve its customers’ staff safety, client trust and legislation compliance.
Qurv develops wide-spectrum image sensor technologies and integrated solutions that enable enhanced computer vision applications, addressing the expanding needs of an autonomous and intelligent new world.
QuSide Technologies S.L develops and markets integrated quantum technologies for the cyber-security and super-computation worlds. By exploiting the unique properties of photonics and the maturity of semiconductor manufacturing, QuSide products bring unprecedented security and performance to the information era.
Radiantis is a specialist supplier of solutions for laser tuning, offering best-in-class frequency conversion systems, such as Optical Parametric Oscillators, Second, Third and Fourth Harmonic Generation Units.
SEAT : Design, vitality and sportiness are the values that define the main distinguishing features of SEAT, the Spanish car manufacturer owned by the German car manufacturing group, the Volkswagen Group, which develops and manufactures vehicles in Spain under the best quality standards.
Sixsenso offers photonics-based technology that detects fluorescence emitted both naturally and by induced labelling techniques emitted by microorganisms for the analysis of environmental and industrial water. The complete system allows for early detection of biological contamination to monitor water quality and stop outbreaks.
Sorigué is a solvent, dynamic corporate group, a reference in the technology and water engineering, services, construction and materials sectors, with a clear bid for innovation and vocation to return benefits to society. The group strives for a sustainable innovation model that develops new while potentiating existing knowledge.
Telstar Instrumat markets high technology instruments and equipment for research and industry. Product portfolio offers solutions for surface, material characterization and thin film deposition techniques. Field of application includes optoelectronics, photovoltaics and photometry, amongst others.
VLC Photonics provides services and solutions to integrate complete optical systems and components into photonic integrated circuits. Chip design and fabless manufacturing in all materials.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress.
ZYMVOL BIOMODELING SL is a biotech company based in Barcelona, and specialized in the design, development and application of molecular modelling software to enzyme discovery and optimization.
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The Corporate Liaison Program (CLP) Day is an annual meeting where ICFOnians, representatives of international platforms, multinational corporations, local business representatives and researchers of other institutions have the opportunity to interact with worldwide experts in a particular sector to review the latest advances in photonic technologies while focusing on the generation of joint research projects. The theme of each edition of the CLP Day changes in order to highlight topics of interest and relevance to ICFO’s corporate partners and collaborators.

2019 Event Program: Quantum Techs for Artificial Intelligence

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