Photonics21 Mirror Group Calls

The Photonics21 Mirror Group - one of the bodies of Photonics21 - issues regularly joint cross national calls on Photonics topics that are of common interest to the participating countries.

Current Photonics21 Mirror Group Call:


Deadline extended to 29 June (included)!


Eureka Photonics Call 2022 for multilateral research proposals


'Next Generation Integrated Photonic Sensing'


Participating Countries:

Austria, Belgium-Flanders, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland


The 'Next Generation Integrated Photonic Sensing' Photonics21 Mirror Group Eureka call for multilateral R&D&I projects invites interested (technology) enterprises, universities and research institutes to enter into international R&D collaborations that contribute to the development and deployment of novel integrated photonic sensors or sensor technologies.
The Photonics Call 2022 is offically published on the Eureka-Website at and on relevant websites of the participating research funding organisations (RFO). Applications can only be submitted via the SmartSimple Platform on the Eureka-Website.


Thematic scope:

Project proposals must focus on at least one of the three subtopics:

  1. PICs (photonic integrated circuits):
    integrating photonics and electronics for novel photonic sensors and sensing systems, considering packaging and connection approaches, scalability, CMOS-compatibility, and new material systems
  2. QPICs (photonic quantum sensors):
    combining and integrating classical and quantum optics (e. g. onto a photonic chip) to use quantum properties or quantum phenomena to perform a measurement of a physical quantity
  3. Hybrid sensing:
    combining two or more sensing methods - at least one of which originates from the field of photonics - to enable new sensor applications or to substantially improve existing ones

General eligibility:

The call is open to industrial and technology enterprises, research institutes and universities.

To be considered for funding, project consortia must consist of at least two independent legal entities (at least one private enterprise per country) requesting funding from at least two of the participating countries


Matchmaking, Networking and peparation of an application:

Photonics21 offered a Matchmaking and Information Event for the Photonics Call 2022 - it took place on 10 May 2022. During this event, a walk-through of the technical application process was offered. Presentations are available upon registration for the matchmaking platform.

Even after the event the matchmaking platform is available and helps to find a partners: Interested applicants can set keywords in search for a fitting consortium partner or have a look, what other participants are offering at the marketplace. We hope that from this collaborations arise.



  • Call opens: 14 April 2022
  • Matchmaking and Information Event: 10 May 2022
  • Ongoing matchmaking in the matchmaking platform
  • Submission deadline: 27 June 2022 extended to 29 June (included)
  • Feedback to applicants: October 2022
  • Start of projects: as from November 2022

Additional information:

Regular updates and relevant information will be posted on this website!