Funding bodies from 9 countries together with the European Commission (DG CONNECT), who is co-financing the competition, grant up to 18 million Euros for groundbreaking projects on photonics-based sensing technologies.
In order to participate in the competition, proposals must be submitted before 5 December 2016 (17:00 CET) via the ‘PhotonicSensing’ website at http://www.photonicsensing.eu/ .
The ‘PhotonicSensing’ call for proposals has been published online on 1September 2016. It invites research project proposals on photonic sensing techniques, aiming at technology readiness levels (TRL) 3 to 6, for the following application areas:
• Safety including food safety
• Civil security
• Manufacturing / production
• Environmental monitoring
• Medical applications
Project consortia should be made up of companies and research institutions from at least two of the participating countries and regions: Austria, Flanders Region (Belgium), Germany, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Tuscany Region (Italy) and the United Kingdom. In exceptional cases, partners from additional countries or regions may join the consortia without receiving funding under the ‘PhotonicSensing’ competition.
Complete information on the competition including guidance for applicants is available from the call website at https://photonicsensing.eu/call-2016/