• Fund: EUREKA! FUND I
  • Sector: MACHINE VISION
  • Technology: OPTOELECTRONICS
  • Investment Date: SEPTEMBER 2021
  • Round: SEED, 600 K €
  • Co-investors: 360 CP
  • Founder & CEO: ANDREA BALLABIO
  • Eureka! Partner: MASSIMO GENTILI

EYE4NIR

EYE4NIR aims to bring SWIR (Short Wave Infrared)  vision into people’s lives, thanks to our innovative technology. SWIR vision has countless applications in automotive, healthcare, industrial automation, and agri-food.

Nowadays, commercially available SWIR imaging systems have very high costs due to expensive materials (mainly InGaAs) that cannot be directly integrated with Si-based read-out electronics.

Our mission is to develop cost-effective VIS/SWIR dual-band and hyperspectral imaging sensors by implementing novel technologies within the microelectronic production chain. By leveraging the high production volumes, the cost-effectiveness, and the high reliability already developed for manufacturing silicon image sensors for the VIS spectral region (which can be found in every smartphone), the production costs of SWIR image sensors will be dramatically reduced.

This will allow EYE4NIR to make sensing and vision in the infrared a widespread technology, unleashing the information hidden beyond the visible spectrum to enhance human vision. EYE4NIR wants to become one of the leading companies in the automotive and consumer infrared vision and sensing market, having its sensors on every car, industrial machine, drone, airplane.

 

EUREKA! VIEW

Unique technological proposition that combines compatibility with current mainstream production systems whit a radical enhancement in the machine vision space. A material-driven innovation which can be quickly scaled up to face a very significant potential market.