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ACceleraTing PHotonics innovAtion for SME’s: a one STop-shop-incubator

Objective

ACTPHAST 4.0 (ACceleraTing PHotonics innovAtion for SMEs: a one STop-shop-incubator) is a unique photonics innovation incubator for Europe which is perfectly aligned with the needs of SMEs in overcoming the challenges and seizing the opportunities afforded by the new digital revolution of Industry 4.0 in which photonics technologies are a key enabler. ACTPHAST 4.0 will directly support the broader and faster take-up of photonics by a critical mass of SMEs by providing action-oriented solutions on two complementary levels, driven by the business needs of the companies: (i) ready-made access to rapid prototyping services using the top photonics technologies and expert know-how of Europe’s leading photonics competence centers covering the entire integrated supply chain of photonics technology platform capabilities to make deep interventions in the SMEs’ new product development through focused short-duration co-innovation projects; combined with (ii) professional coaching on the technical, business and financial aspects of the innovation process, from concept feasibility through to a mass-manufacturable marketable product. ACTPHAST 4.0 is designed to ensure that all of Europe’s SMEs, in particular first users and early adopters across a wide range of end user industries, have open access to the incubator for timely, efficient and cost-effective photonics innovation support. As a result, ACTPHAST 4.0 expects to boost photonics innovation in Europe at a scale and with a leveraging factor never seen before, delivering a substantial increase in the revenues, venture capital and jobs across all of the supported companies. In addition, through its tight links with the EU pilot lines, as well as its collaboration with smart “first mover” regions across the EU on best practices for co-funding on SME innovation, ACTPHAST 4.0 will act as a game-changer in revitalizing European manufacturing and as one of the vital catalysts to the successful digitization of European industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 3 187 677,50

Participants (24)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 380 215
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 321 215
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 224 850,50
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 288 890
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET MARII CURIE-SKLODOWSKIEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Pl Marii Curie Sklodowskiej 5
20 031 Lublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII MATERIALOW ELEKTRONICZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Ul. Wolczynska 133
01 919 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 274 140
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMART PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 191 898
Address
High Tech Campus 29
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 141 155
Address
Place Flagey 7
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)