European Calls

In this section you will find information on European funding opportunities and relevant calls related to photonics.

Further information on EU funding opportunities is available via the EC portal Access to EU finance.

A factsheet on SMEs in Horizon 2020 which outlines funding opportunities is available for download: SMEs in Horizon 2020

You can download an overview presentation on the first photonics calls in Horizon2020 Work Programme 2014.

You can download an overview document on funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014 - 2015.

Further information on the first Horizon 2020 calls is available on the Participants Portal.

ICT 26 - Photonics KET 2014

Theme Biophotonics for screening of diseases; Sensing for safety and civil security; Disruptive approaches in sensing; Open system architectures for Slid State Lighting; Actions with the Member States; Strategic coordination and networking; The wide uptake of SSL technologies; EU-wide outreach
Opening 11 December 2013
Closing 23 April 2014
Work Programme Text Work Programme
External Website Participants Portal

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ICT 29 - Development of novel materials and systems for OLED lighting

Theme A joint action between ICT and NMP
Opening 11 December 2013
Closing 23 April 2014
Work Programme Work Programme
Extermal Website Participants Portal

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PPP Factory of the Future 2014

Theme Towards zero-failure laser-based manufacturing; Concept and roadmap building in relation to smart and safe workspaces for laser-based manufacturing
Opening 11 December 2013
Closing 20 March 2014
Work Programme Work Programme
External Website Participants Portal

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Photonic Manufacturing Joint Call

Theme In the frame of the CONCERT-Japan Joint Call, research pro-jects with an innovative dimension will be funded for a period of 2 years in the field of Photonic Manufacturing. The re-search projects are expected to have mobility and network-ing dimensions apart from the core research component. The overall aim of this call is to support scientific research to further our understanding of the complex, multi-scale physical-chemical interactions between light and matter and their re-lated photo-responsive processes, which will lead to the de-velopment of next generation materials, devices and photonic manufacturing technologies.
Opening 10 February 2014
Closing 30 April 2014
Call announcement Call announcement document
External website Call website

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EUREKA Eurostars Programme

Theme Eurostars aims to stimulate SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding. It is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of SMEs, and specifically targets the development of new products, processes and services and the access to transnational and international markets. Through this joint Programme, based on Article 185 of the Lisbon Treaty, Eurostars aims to combine the best of two worlds with a bottom-up approach, a central submission and evaluation process, and synchronized national funding in 33 countries. The Eurostars Programme is open to project proposals of different technologies.
Opening EUREKA's Eurostars Programme is open for funding applications on a continuous basis, with an average of two application submission deadlines each year.
Closing The 10th Eurostars submission deadline has been passed. No further deadlines will occur in 2013.
External Website Eurostars Website

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Photonics PPP contract signed by Commissioner Neelie Kroes & Photonics21 Executive Board members

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EU supporting photonics in Horizon 2020

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Presentations of the Organic Electronics Information event on the 14 February 2014 available

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Presentations of the Photonics Information Day on the 16 January 2014 available

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Report by the young photonics ambassador

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Keynote Speech of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President, European Commission

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Eyest - Excite Youth for Engineering, Science and Technology

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