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September 2019
Start of the Take-off project

Direct conversion X-ray detectors based on quantum dots.

The project “Direct conversion X-ray detectors based on quantum dots” was granted via the Take-off program of the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

In recent years, unique know-how has been created by the Department of Photophysics and Optoelectronics of the University of Groningen about the use of Quantum Dots (QDs) in both infrared detection and x-ray detection. The knowledge that has arisen is currently being protected by a patent application "imaging device based on colloidal quantum dots". With this invention, it becomes possible to produce x-ray images sharper, cheaper, and safer.
The startup QDI systems intends to bring this invention to a game-changing x-ray application. Based on the results of this feasibility study, it can be decided whether a company can be started around this innovation. The aim of this study is to find answers to questions related to the market, revenue model, technology, organization and finance, with which a sound business plan for QDI systems can be made.