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Empowering Photonics through Regional Innovation Strategies in Europe

Objective

EPRISE project aims to promote and support Photonics as a KET with focus on Life Science applications in 4 target markets where Europe holds a leading position – Medical Technologies, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture and Food. Companies developing photonics-based products for these markets face highly specific Go-to-Market challenges such as long time to market adoption, complex regulatory frameworks and high barriers to market entry to name but a few.

They are often in need of support from public funding to help them cross the “Valley of death” between innovation ready phase (TRL 4), and investment ready phase (TRL 7). During this time, they are also in need of advice from market specific experts who can guide them on non-technological (business) topics.

EPRISE consortium will organise a “European Photonics Roadshow”, a series of 7 major events hosted by European regions, with the aim of providing SMEs with concrete solutions from market experts on how to overcome market barriers and boosting collaboration along the complete value chain via pre-arranged B2B meetings.

Photonics clusters involved in EPRISE have both local connections and technology understanding to set-up, together with Regional Authorities, an efficient framework that will encourage creation of funding synergies between regional and European funds in order to better exploit potential of European Photonics industry. The project aims to provide regional policy makers with an overview of funding synergies to be considered in the current or following Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

Furthermore, the project aims to establish a formal collaboration with the ongoing European Photonics projects offering technology support (ActPhast, Pix4Life) that can address potential technology issues linked to SMEs access to market.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

POLE OPTITEC
Address
Oamp Technolopole De Chateau Gombert Rue Frederic Joliot Curie 38
13388 Marseille Cedex 13
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 298 437,50

Participants (8)

SOUTHERN EUROPEAN CLUSTER IN PHOTONICS & OPTICS ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 156 212,50
Address
Rambla Sant Nebridi 10
08222 Terrassa
Activity type
Other
OPTEC-BERLIN-BRANDENBURG (OPTECBB) E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 375
Address
Rudower Chaussee 25
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 093,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
VERENIGING PHOTONICSNL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 109 281,25
Address
Wooldriksweg 197
7512 AR Enschede
Activity type
Other
CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 870
Address
Wilton Centre Wilton
TS10 4RF Redcar Cleveland
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHOTONICS BRETAGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 78 812,50
Address
4 Rue Louis De Broglie
22300 Lannion
Activity type
Research Organisations
EKONOMISKA FORENINGEN PHOTONICSWEDEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 189 547,50
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 40 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUSINESS JOENSUU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 83 162,50
Address
Lansikatu 15
80110 Joensuu
Activity type
Other