CELTA - ITN

 

Bluespace does note operate in splendid isolation. We are collaborating closely with relevant European projects already under way. The beam-forming research being conducted by CELTA partners is a good example.

CELTA is the acronym for Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications.

Our Mission is to encourage Industry and Academia to Engage

CELTA has been established to produce the next generation of researchers to enable Europe to lead in the multidisciplinary area of Terahertz technology. The applications involve components and complete systems for sensing, instrumentation, imaging, spectroscopy, and communications.

We are examining the role of Terahertz technologies to tackle problems and create solutions for these societal challenges, as defined by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Program:

  • Health, demographic change and well-being;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
We are making a special effort on establishing a common engineering language in our training programme across the electronics, photonics and applications disciplines. We believe this common engineering language and converged co-design is essential for the the next logical step, i.e. towards efficient and innovative solutions that can impact the global market.

A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake. It will include establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP).

The role of CELTA

    To achieve its objective, CELTA is comprised of 11 leading research institutions. We have compiled a comprehensive research training programme for all the 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs). CELTA integrates multidisciplinary scientific expertise, complementary skills, and experience working in academia and industry to empower ESRs to work in interdisciplinary teams, integrate their activities, share expertise, and promote a vision of a converged co-design and common engineering language between electronics and photonics for Terahertz technologies.

    CELTA will introduce the strategy of converged electronics and photonics co-design in its research programme.

    The detailed compendium of lectures on state-of-the-art technologies, soft skills and entrepreneurship is accompanied by a research programme that focuses on THz key technologies. CELTA ESRs will develop three demonstrators: beam steering technology for communication applications, a photonic vector analyser for spectroscopy and materials characterisation, and a THz imager for sensing applications.