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Spin-offs create microscreens for smart glasses in Flanders

In Flanders, two university spin-offs – Micledi Microdisplays (Leuven) and QustomDot (Ghent) – are joining forces to develop advanced microscreens for augmented reality (AR) glasses. Together, the spin-offs are embarking on an ambitious EUR 2.8 million program, for which government agency Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) has earmarked EUR 1.7 million in support.

Innovative consortium

Smart AR glasses add a digital layer to reality. This can be useful in gaming, but numerous other applications are possible as well, for instance in the medical industry. To be successful and commercially viable, however, smart glasses must be equipped with high-quality yet cost-effective microdisplays.

This is where Micledi comes in, a spin-off of imec, Flanders’ strategic research center for nanotech and digital innovation. Together with QustomDot, a spin-off from the University of Ghent in Flanders, Micledi is now forming a consortium to produce polychrome screens with high resolution and brightness

Quantum dots and microscreens

QustomDot specializes in miniscule semiconductor materials called quantum dots. In a nutshell, the spin-off works on high-tech inks that can be used to make (micro)screens richer in color, thinner and less energy-consuming.

Together, and with additional help from imec, Micledi and QustomDot will respond to the need for compact and energy-efficient microdisplays for AR applications by integrating the technology of QustomDot into Micledi displays. The first prototypes should follow before the end of 2022.

More info

Micledi MicrodisplaysQustomDot
Reported by
newspaper De Tijd
30 August 2022

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