KTN is working with partners across the UK to run a series of workshops for the upcoming Horizon 2020 Photonics Calls

Posted on: 15/08/2019

These events will consist of a briefing on the Call topics along with information and practical exercises on developing a successful proposal.

Taken from the Horizon 2020 ICT Work Programme 2018-2020:

For the 2020 Work Programme, the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), key technologies for digital transformation from photonics to software, advanced and smart connectivity with the emerging 5G, and Next Generation Internet including distributed ledger technologies and Blockchain are prioritised. The purpose of the topics proposed is to ensure European businesses is supported in further developing the building blocks of the digital transformation starting with Artificial Intelligence and robotics but also software and photonics technologies that complement the investment done in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking on components and systems.


At each of the four events, there will be the opportunity to book one to one meetings with representatives from KTN and Innovate UK. Confirmed locations are:

Edinburgh – 3rd October
Newport – 16th October
Southampton – 13th November

The workshops will cover the following Calls, which open on 19th November 2019 and close 22nd April 2020:

ICT-36-2020: Disruptive photonics technologies

Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)

o 3D light field and holographic displays
o Packaging and module integration for photonic integrated circuits (PIC)
o Light to Fuel
o Next generation biophotonics methods and devices as research tools to understand the cellular origin of diseases

ICT-37-2020: Advancing photonics technologies and application driven photonics components and the innovation ecosystem

Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)

o Flexible Farm-to-Fork Sensing
o Novel Photonics Integrated Circuit (PIC) Technology building blocks

Innovation Actions (IA)

o Smart Photonic Sensing for Environmental Pollution Detection

How to register

For more information and to register for the Edinburgh event, click here.

For more information and to register for the Newport event, click here.

For more information and to register for the Southampton event, click here.

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