Wednesday, 16 February 2022

R&I community process completed

More than 1,500 participants took part in the Photonics21 workshop series between September and November. They identified the research and innovation priorities within the framework of "Horizon Europe"

From mid-September to mid-November, ten virtual workshops took place in which more than 1,500 experts from the European photonics community provided their input to the Horizon Europe work programme. They are part of a defined process in which the research and innovation priorities of the European Commission are identified.

As a result of the priority process please find below the preliminary priority list as agreed upon by the private side of the public-private partnership. The list is subject to change during the final evaluation process within the EC and the member states.

Photonics Partnership  
Pervasive photonics - multi-technology integration for digital infrastructure, sensors and internet of things (RIA)

Advanced imaging and sensing technologies (IA)

Versatile light sources and systems as tools for manufacturing and medical application (RIA)

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Smart photonics for joint communication & sensing and access everywhere (RIA)

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Photonics Innovation Factory for Europe (IA)

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Photonic Strategies and Skills Development (CSA)

Advanced Photonics for Health Care (IA)

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Green and efficient lighting for future mobility (IA)

Outside Photonics Partnership  
High-precision, flexible and sustainable production of complex products – including with the use of lasers (Made in Europe and Photonics Partnerships) (IA)

Enabling Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuit technology for quantum technologies (RIA)

Boosting generation and diffusion of advanced technologies in SMEs based on a supply chain model (IA)

Next Generation eXtended Reality (RIA)



The following workshops have been taken place:

  • Agriculture & Food – 21. September 2022
  • Climate, Mobility & Energy – 4. October 2022
  • QPICs – 6. October 2022
  • Core Photonics – 13. October 2022
  • Manufacturing – 14. October 2022
  • Health – 19. October 2022
  • Digital Infrastructure - 8. November 2022
  • Safety, Security, Space & Defense - 9. November 2022
  • Manufacturing follow up - 10. November 2022
  • Core Photonics follow up - 17. November 2022

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