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Project Retina

Project RETINA has been set to redefine the integration and application of photonic technologies in key sectors such as healthcare, automotive, and precision agriculture. By harnessing the potential of advanced photonics and machine learning algorithms, RETINA introduces a comprehensive framework that combines state-of-the-art hardware with digital infrastructure to foster the development of agile, efficient perception systems.

Aimed at addressing the growing demands for performance, cost-efficiency, and customization, RETINA's scalable and adaptable solutions demonstrate how strategic collaboration between photonics developers, AI specialists, and leading industry players can lead to the rapid deployment and validation of tailored sensory systems in operational settings.

Innovative Applications Across Key Industries

In the healthcare sector, RETINA's photonic medical devices are set to enhance surgical precision and patient care, offering groundbreaking support for tissue lesion visualization during surgeries. Automotive advancements include the development of next-generation ADAS collision detection systems, utilizing low-SNR, cost-effective LIDAR solutions combined with perception algorithms to ensure unparalleled vehicle safety. For the agriculture industry, RETINA introduces precision viticulture solutions, leveraging hyperspectral imaging for effective vineyard management, thus promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Technological Backbone of RETINA

The technological foundation of RETINA is anchored in the synergy of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC), Quantum Dots (QDs), and the latest CMOS and InGaAs detectors. This powerful combination extends the VIS-NIR and SWIR spectral ranges, delivering unmatched sensitivity and versatility for a broad spectrum of applications.

Collaborative Effort for Technological Advancement

Project RETINA is propelled by the collaborative efforts of renowned institutions and companies. This partnership exemplifies the project's commitment to fostering innovation through collaboration, setting new benchmarks for the application of photonics in critical sectors.

RETINA stands at the forefront of technological innovation, embodying the future of photonic-based sensory systems. By pushing the boundaries of what's possible, RETINA is poised to drive significant advancements across healthcare, automotive safety, and smart agriculture.


Details about RETINA can be found on their website and on their social media: and

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101135529.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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