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Photonics21 announces Infoday to promote 2019 calls

02 Jan 2019

Two identified so far with total budget of €75m: "Pilot Lines for Photonic Devices" and "Applications-driven components".

European photonics technology platform Photonics 21 has announced that a “Photonics Info Day” will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 18 January 2019. Its purpose is to disseminate the latest information on the upcoming photonics calls in Horizon 2020.

The Photonics 21 announcement added that “a considerable budget is allocated in 2019 for photonics projects: “The Info Day is intended to provide prospective proposers with essential information.”

In particular, the Info Day will present the calls ICT-03 -2019 and ICT-05-2019 and will provide interested parties with “all they need to know to submit a successful proposal”.

Two calls - budget of €75 million

These two calls for research proposals have an overall budget of €75 million: ICT-03-2019 "Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices" and ICT-05-2019c "Application driven photonics components" are awaiting the photonics community, says Photonics 21.

The Info Day’s planned topics of discussion will cover a wide range of related fields, from biophotonics to PICs and photonics sensors, with IA, RIA and CSA type projects. Moreover, states Photonics21, “complementing the five projects already in place, two new pilot lines are called for in Next Generation Freeform Optics and Advanced Optical Medical Device Technologies for medical diagnostics.”

During the event, programme officers from Unit A4 will present the specificities of these topics and lessons learnt from previous calls, with special attention devoted to answer questions from the audience.

The program also includes a pitching session (each of 3 minutes, with 2 slides permitted from each presenter) for prospective project proposers. Photonics21 cautioned, “Please consider that we will not welcome consultants or presentations without a specific focus on future proposals.”

The deadline for registration for the Info Day is 13 January 2019. The number of places is limited.

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