MASER Engineering B.V. participates in I2I project

17 April 2012

We are proud to announce the regional ‘Innovation 2 Industrialization’ (I2I) research project has started officially on January 1st, 2012. MASER Engineering B.V., represented by Kees Revenberg (Managing Director), is participating in this program to work on solutions for tomorrow’s technologies.

In the I2I project, which is an acronym for Innovation to Industrialization for advanced micro- and nanosystems”, a consortium of Dutch small-medium enterprises and knowledge institutions will work together on the valorization and development of various ready-to-market micro- and nanotechnology applications.
Under supervision of Stichting Business Cluster Semiconductors (BCS), various medical instruments for blood- and liquid sampling, analysis of blood values, breath tests, echography and a breath inhaler will be developed. In comparison with existing instruments, these micro-and nano-devices are compacter, easier to use and easier to maintain. The time needed for analysis will be reduced as well. For certain examinations, patients don’t need to visit a hospital anymore, but can perform these tests at a GP or even themselves at home. This will reduce health care costs, is less burdensome for the patient and saves time.

Within the I2I project, MASER Engineering B.V. will participate in the innovation project ‘Breath Analysis’ in two main areas, reliability testing and failure analysis. The first item consists of implementing new reliability strategies for the micro breath analyzer module and the practical setup development for the robustness approval in system applications. The second participation field is in the preparation and implementation of failure analysis procedures, tooling and techniques in order to be prepared for product field returns of complex devices with multiple devices in a package, including MEMS devices.
The results of this research project will contribute to the prime position of MASER Engineering B.V. as an independent engineering support center in Enschede, The Netherlands, and even unique on a European scale.

Besides MASER Engineering B.V. (Enschede), the consortium consists of a number of small-medium enterprises who work together in different compositions on the I2I innovation projects: Concept 2 Volume - Thermo Fisher Scientific (Enschede), NovioMEMS (Nijmegen), Tf2 devices (Nijmegen), SenzAir (Enschede), UMC St. Radboud (Nijmegen), Boschman (Duiven), APC (Duiven), U-Needle (Enschede), Medspray XMEMS (Enschede), Micronit Microfluidics (Enschede), SolMateS (Enschede), Solutions-on-Silicon (Nijmegen), CCM Centre for Concepts in Mechatronica (Nuenen) and ALSI Advanced Laser Separation International (Nijmegen), combined with the expertise of two universities: Radboud University (Nijmegen) and University of Twente (Enschede). All consortia partners are established in the eastern part of The Netherlands (i.e. in the Gelderland and Overijssel provinces). The project is scheduled to run for 3 years.
The I2I project is funded for more than 5.9 million euros by an EFRO-subsidy (a European Funds for Regional Development), the provinces Gelderland and Overijssel, the Twente region and the national government. The participation partners contribute more than 4.76 million euros themselves as well.

 I2I Micro- and Nanosystems

For more information, please contact Mr. Kees Revenberg.
The original press release (in Dutch) from the Overijssel province can be found here.