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Photonics based sensing

Photonics based sensing

Objective

According to the final report of the High-Level Expert Group on Key Enabling Technologies photonics has with 480 billion $ by far the biggest market of all key enabling technologies in 2015.
If we take a closer look on the various markets within photonics, we see that the sensor market is with 44% by far the biggest individual market (followed by the lighting market with 19%). The ERANET Cofound action PhotonicSensing focuses therefore on the strategically most important areas within the sensing domain:
Safety (incl. food safety)
Civil security
Manufacturing/production
Environmental monitoring and
Medical.

In the safety area the aim is to develop new photonic based sensors which allow for an easy and fast detection of various bacteria as well as to precisely, quickly and efficiently analyze the food composition. The importance of this field is emphasized by the fact that one of the three Horizon prizes of the European Commission (worth 1 million Euro) will be awarded for the development of a food scanner.
In civil security a new generation of photonic sensors will help the European law enforcement forces in their fight against crime and terrorism by allowing them to detect hazardous substances earlier and more easily.
In production photonic sensors help to improve the quality management and allow for a high level of automation which is necessary to be competitive to the cheap production in Asia.
Another crucial area of this call will be the environmental monitoring, which would not be possible without photonic sensing (LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging, mid-infrared sensing,…). The challenge in this area is to bring the prices of the detectors down and improve their usability.
The health aspects is also be covered by the BiophotonicsPlus (ERANET Plus) and therefore the focus of the ERANET Cofund Action of PhotonicSensing project will be on the sensing part making sure that the topics will be complimentary to the topics covered by the BiophotonicsPlus.
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Coordinator

OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 600 956,73

Participants (12)

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AGENTSCHAP VOOR INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE

Belgium

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 314 975,42

VDI TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH

Germany

BRETAGNE DEVELOPPEMENT INNOVATION

France

MATIMOP, ISRAELI INDUSTRY CENTER FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Israel

REGIONE TOSCANA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 641 269,86

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 84 150

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 97 768,44

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 198 889,35

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 327 653,37

The Technology Strategy Board

United Kingdom

FONDS FLANKEREND ECONOMISCH EN INNOVATIEBELEID

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 311 025,33

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688735

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 838 450

  • EU contribution

    € 3 576 688,50

Coordinated by:

OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria