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Smart photonics for joint communication & sensing and access everywhere (Photonics Partnership)

Expected Outcome:

Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Sensors/probes to monitor the quality of the communication network and of photonic signals transported in the communication network
  • Methods to use the network as large-scale distributed sensor
  • Development of foundational optical technologies, systems and networks that provide the future access infrastructure

Scope:

Proposals should address at least one of the following activity areas:

  • Light-based solutions to let the communication network sense, while transporting data, for example

o To enhance the security and resilience of the network

o To make network resources more energy efficient

o To warn and protect against natural disasters, earthquakes etc.

o To monitor the infrastructure where the fibre is deployed (traffic, stress in bridges…)

  • Light-based solutions to bring internet everywhere, with the most relevant access technologies

o Fiber to the home, fiber to the antenna or fiber to the sky (satellite), for example with coherent passive optical networks, free space optics, Lifi or optical beamforming and steering

o while enabling the integration of all access technologies in one system

This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership Photonics.

Specific Topic Conditions:

Activities are expected to start at TRL 2 and achieve TRL 5 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.

General Information

Call Type
EU Horizon Europe
Eligible Country/ies
EU + Horizon Europe associated countries
Call Identifier (if any)
HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-54
Expected Outcome or Impact
Expected Outcome:
Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

1. Sensors/probes to monitor the quality of the communication network and of photonic signals transported in the communication network
2. Methods to use the network as large-scale distributed sensor
3. Development of foundational optical technologies, systems and networks that provide the future access infrastructure
Target Groups
Research Institutes, Academia, Small- and Medium Enterprises, Industry, Non-government organisations, Start-Ups
Submission Deadlines
Single fixed deadline
(Next) Submission Deadline
19 March 2024
Type of Funding Instrument
Collaborative Projects / Consortia
Max. funding amount per project [EURO]
5,000,000 €
Overall budget for all projects [EURO]
18,000,000 €

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