IQONIC: Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, reconfigurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optolectronics
Start Date: 01/11/2017,     End Date: 30/04/2021

IQONIC will offer a scalable zero defect manufacturing platform covering the overall process chain of optoelectrical parts. IQONIC covers the design of new optoelectrical components and their optimized process chain, their assembly process, as well as their disassembly and reintroduction into the value chain. IQONIC will therefore comprise new hardware and software components interfaced with the current facilities through internet of things and data management platforms, while being orchestrated through scalable strategies at component, work-station and shopfloor level.


DIAGNOSE to early detect the different characteristics of the new part to be produced in terms of material sensitivity and product design parameters,

PREVENT to prevent the defect generation by recalibrating the production line, as well as defect propagation in later stages of the production,

PREDICT to predict the defect generation and the expected quality, allowing modifications to the parameters before the production of the products,

SUSTAIN to plan the reworking or remanufacturing of the product, if this is possible, and its re-use and/or requalification.

ADJUST to adapt the process chains to the specific production requirements of each new part through an iterative process until the quality is acceptable.

MANAGE to manage the aforementioned strategies through event modelling, KPI monitoring and real-time decision support system.

DETECT to early detect the defect, to adapt the part parameters to the previous successful state and plan to send it either to downstream or upstream stage.

REDESIGN to provide feedback for the design performance and knowledge to future parts and iterations to better products and process chain.


Principal Investigator

Dr. Stratakis Emmanuel
Research Director


Dr. Psilodimitrakopoulos Sotiris
PostDoctoral Fellow