EUREKA Collaborative R&D Competition, Photonics for Advanced Manufacturing: up to £2m available

Posted on: 22/03/2019

Innovate UK is investing up to £2m to fund industrial research with partners from the participating countries of the EUREKA Network in Photonics

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2m to fund UK businesses, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and universities participating in collaborative projects with partners from the participating countries of the EUREKA Network in Photonics (see below).

The call addresses collaborative R&D and innovation projects using photonic technologies to improve processes and/or products.  The proposals put forward must focus on photonic technologies and their integration and/or their potential to significantly improve specific manufacturing processes and/or products.

The competition is now open (guidance can be found here - closes 25th July) and KTN has run briefing events to explain more about the opportunity and the competition scope. The events took place in the following locations on dates from the start of April (follow the links to the booking pages):

London – 4th April – this was also available via webcast for those who can’t make the event in person. You can view the webcast recording here.

South Wales – 8th April

North Wales – 9th April

Edinburgh – 24th April

Find the links to the materials from all of the events below:

4th April, London
8th April, South Wales
9th April, North Wales
24th April, Edinburgh

Photonic technologies that are in scope include, but are not limited to: laser machining; additive manufacturing; selective laser sintering; photonic curing; optical process control; process analytical technology (PAT); 3D optical sensing and imaging including spectral and hyperspectral imaging; millimetre wave imaging and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technologies; photo-, stereo- or laser-based lithography.

Industry sectors that are in scope include, but are not limited to: electronic and computer components; electro-mechanical engineering; transportation and automotive manufacturing, including for sport competition; aviation/aerospace; materials; chemical and pharmaceutical industries; food control industries; safety and quality engineering; manufacturing technologies.

The countries in the EUREKA Photonics Network are:

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • UK

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