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Boosting Europe’s Sovereignty in Technology by driving Photonics from Research to Market – Photonics21

Objective

BestPhorm21 will provide the decisive support to Horizon Europe’s “Photonics Partnership”, which is currently established between the EU Commission and Photonics21, to stimulate the growth of the European photonics industry. The project is led by the Photoncs21 Secretariat, VDITZ, in partnership with 14 National Technology Platforms, representing Europe’s photonics industry, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and clusters. BestPhorm21 will develop a community driven European photonics industrial strategy and roadmap, engaging over 3,000 experts from industry and academia, that will guide Horizon Europe and industrial investments in R&D and advanced manufacturing. BestPhorm21 thus makes a significant contribution to increasing European technological sovereignty in a key digital technology such as photonics. It will furthermore establish new strategic value chains between photonics and end user industries, through the delivery of 7 additional “photonics enabled” end user industry roadmaps. This will be done in close cooperation with the respective industry stakeholders organsiations, more than 700 experts from both the photonics and end-user industries will be involved. The industrial strategy will result in new product launches and services that drive sales growth and support the digitalization of these sectors. BestPhorm21 will trigger cross-member state and regional investments, which mobilise and leverage Europe‘s full innovation ecosystem to keep Europe at the global forefront in photonics R&D and technology development, delivering cross-member state calls valued at > EUR 10 m and 5 interregional investment projects. Finally, BestPhorm21 increases access to risk finance for over 300 photonics start-ups and SMEs in their critical growth phases, through “blended finance” (European Investment Council’s Accelerator), “Venture Capital” (dedicated VC events) and “Venture debt” (European Investment Bank).

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

VDI TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH
Address
Vdi-platz 1
40468 Duesseldorf
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 328 773,75

Participants (14)

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI ELETTROTECNICA, ELETTRONICA, AUTOMAZIONE, INFORMATICA E TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 32
20124 Milano
Activity type
Other
PHOTONICS FINLAND
Finland
EU contribution
€ 68 125
Address
Länsikatu 15
80110 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
EKONOMISKA FORENINGEN PHOTONICSWEDEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 164 687
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 40 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELLINIKI ENOSI FOTONIKIS ASTIKI MIKERDOSKOPIKI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 062,50
Address
Kolokotroni 8
10561 Athina
Activity type
Other
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 125
Address
52 Upper Street Suite 218 Business Design Centre Islington
N1 0QH London
Activity type
Other
MOKSLINIU TYRIMU IR TECHNOLOGIJU ORGANIZACIJU ASOCIACIJA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 102 750
Address
Savanoriu Pr 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Other
PHOTONICS AUSTRIA - PLATTFORM ZUR FORDERUNG DER OSTERREICHISCHEN INTERESSEN IM BEREICH PHOTONIKEICH PHOTONIK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 128 488,75
Address
Franz-pichler-strasse 30
8160 Weiz
Activity type
Other
PHOTONICS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 260 531,25
Address
13 Rue Moreau
75012 Paris
Activity type
Other
POLSKA PLATFORMA TECHNOLOGICZNA FOTONIKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 88 437,50
Address
Ul. Poznanska 129/133
00 850 Ozarow Mazowiecki
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 175 667,50
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 550
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VEREIN SCHWEIZER LASER UND PHOTONIK NETZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 125 951,50
Address
Sihleggstrasse 23
8832 Wollerau
Activity type
Other
VERENIGING PHOTONICSNL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 109 875
Address
Wooldriksweg 197
7512 AR Enschede
Activity type
Other
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 562,50
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments