Doitplenoptic gets NEOTEC grant for the development of a plenoptic eyepiece

El Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, E.P.E. (CDTI) and the NEOTEC program grant our company the funding to carry out the project “PLENOPTIC EYEPIECE FOR 3D DIGITAL IMAGE for an amount of 250.000 €.

The CDTI-E.P.E. is a Public Business Entity dependent on the Ministry of Science and Innovation. It promotes innovation and technological development in Spanish companies.

The CDTI aim is to contribute to the improvement of the technological level of Spanish companies through the development of the following activities [1]:

  • The technical-economic evaluation and granting of public aid for innovation to develop R&D&I projects made by companies.
  • Management and promotion of Spanish participation in international technological cooperation programs.
  • Promotion of international transfer of business technology and support services for technological innovation.
  • Support for the creation and consolidation of technology-based companies.
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NEOTEC AND THE PROJECT

The Neotec grant is an aid granted by CDTI of up to 250,000€. Its general aim is to finance the start-up of new business projects, which require the use of technologies or knowledge developed from research activity [2].

With the project “Plenoptic eyepieces for 3D digital imaging”, we will develop 3D imaging systems based on lightfield technology. With this imaging technology, the plenoptic eyepiece is an extremely versatile imaging device that allows you to convert any optical instrument with an eyepiece port into a 3D digital imaging instrument.

We will develop the commercial version of a plenoptic eyepiece for microscopy and the high resolution customized version for specific microscopes. We will accelerate the processing time of the modules and develop new algorithms for image processing, reconstruction, visualization, and analysis based on physical fundamentals with the support of artificial intelligence.

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