EUREKA photonics call 2019



First joint EUREKA / Photonics21 Mirror Group Call for R&D&I project proposals addressing Photonics for advanced manufacturing

Interested parties are invited to submit R&D&I project proposals addressing photonics for advanced manufacturing. Advanced (industrial) manufacturing is commonly defined as the use and/or integration of innovative technologies – here: photonics – in order to improve both products and processes. Proposals for R&D&I projects sought to be funded under this call should therefore:
  1. address at least one of the technologies and one of the industries mentioned below;
  2. focus on photonic technologies and their integration in specific manufacturing processes and/or products;
  3. demonstrate the potential to significantly improve the related processes and/or products.
Photonic technologies to be investigated particularly 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 incl. spectral and hyperspectral imaging, millimeter wave imaging and lidar, lithography (photo-, stereo-, laser-based).
Industry sectors addressed particularly include (but are not limited to):
  • Electronic and computer components, electro-mechanical engineering, transportation and automotive manufacturing including for sport competition, aviation/aerospace, material, chemical and pharma- ceutical industry, food control industries, safety and quality engineering and manufacturing technologies.
  • The participating funding bodies consider that proposals resulting in total implementation costs of between EUR 0.75 and 2 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requiring higher or lower amounts.
  • Consortia composed of partners from the participating countries and regions are invited to present joint proposals for R&D&I projects until 25 July 2019 according to the rules and procedures described in the call.

EUREKA photonics call 2019 (261 KB)

25. July 2019

For further information, please visit EUREKA or contact:


For Photonics 21 (partner search, advice on national funding rules and writing proposals):
Swissphotonics NTN
Dr. Christoph S. Harder
President Swissphotonics NTN
+41 79 219 90 51

For Innosuisse (eligibility, funding synchronization):
Claire Dové
+41 58 466 79 51

National EUREKA contact (for questions about EUREKA):
Irina Slosar
+43 5 7755 4901


National EUREKA contact (for questions about EUREKA):
DLR Project Management Agency
Juliane Kuttenkeuler
+49 228 3821 1335

The National Technological Innovation Authority - ISERD
Uzi Bar Sade

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
Andrzej Wajs
Project Coordinator
Department for International Cooperation
+48 22 39 07 499

United Kingdom
Innovate UK Customer Support
Georgios Papadakis
Innovation Lead for Electronics, Sensors and Photonics

Further contacts: Eureka Call Contact List (11 KB)

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