PICS4ALL (Photonic Integrated Circuits Accessible to Everyone)

PICs4All (Photonic Integrated Circuits Accessible to Everyone) is a Coordination and Support Action from the EU H2020 ICT-27-2015 programme nº 687777. The prime objective of PICs4All is to increase the impact of photonics and enable an access to the advanced photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies for academia, research institutes, SMEs and larger companies. This will be achieved by establishing a European network of Application Support Centres (ASCs) in the field of PIC technology. The main task of the ASCs is to lower the barrier to researchers and SMEs for applying advanced PICs, and thus to increase the awareness of the existence of the worldwide unique facility provided by JePPIX (InP and TriPleX PIC design, manufacturing, testing and packaging). http://pics4all.jeppix.eu

The main PICs4All objectives are scouting, acquiring and supporting new PIC users; promoting the use of the European photonic integration platforms; strengthening Europe’s industrial lead in the business of integrated photonics; bringing together academia to explore photonics and promote its critical importance.

The PICs4All consortium actively explores the market, searching for new application fields for ASPICs; offers guided access to Multi-Project Wafer runs for ASPIC fabrication; provides support in ASPIC design and prototype testing; connects users to professional design houses and packaging vendors; organizes ASPIC design courses and workshops.

PICs4All ASCs will actively support users in taking full advantage of the PIC-technology and its deployment in existing and new applications. For this reason, it combines two targets of an EC supported CSA, i.e. enabling the access to advanced design, fabrication and characterisation facilities, and stimulating the innovation potential of users, esp. SMEs, by supplying hands-on support in developing their business cases. All this is achieved by connecting existing PIC-development infrastructure throughout Europe and by lowering the risk at the investment stage in PIC development by enabling access to low-cost prototyping.


The PICs4All consortium consists of nine academic research institutes with a good regional balance throughout Europe, enabling Application Support Centres in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands. It also includes the EPIC European industry association and Berenschot in the Netherlands.

  • EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium )
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • University of Cambridge
  • Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Aarhus University
  • Telecom ParisTech
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Berenschot


Katarzyna Ławniczuk – k.lawniczuk@tue.nl
Ana Gonzalez – ana.gonzalez@epic-assoc.com