Horizon 2020 European Funding: Glasgow Briefing Call

When: 30 October 2018
Where: Radisson Blu, Glasgow


Briefing on Horizon 2020 European Funding: information and brokerage, consortia building and proposal development for the next Horizon 2020 funding calls.

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise are hosting the Horizon 2020 photonics event which is aimed at supporting collaboration across the UK and Europe.

These bodies will be promoting funding opportunities available for photonics through Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation funding programme.

Delegates can expect:

  • Pointers and tips on achieving success in Horizon 2020
  • Valuable insights on topics around the areas to be funded by the EU in 2019
  • An overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications
  • Brokerage sessions throughout the day

Running order of the day:


Hear from the UK National Contact Point (NCP) about the development of the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work programme and the forthcoming 2019 call topics. Be inspired by success stories. Gather information about the proposal evaluation and guidance on dos and don’ts for proposal preparation.


Brokerage Activities – Pitch your project idea on stage and promote your profile on our networking walls.

Consortia Building & Proposal Development Workshop – Team up with potential collaborators and brainstorm proposal ideas for the forthcoming calls topics covered by the event.


Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices


With photonics driving innovation in many application areas, there is a challenge to help European companies become more competitive by improving their business and production processes. This Innovation Action (IA), aims to provide open access to manufacturing of advanced photonics components and systems. Proposals should cover all stages of manufacturing through to testing and provide a low entry barrier to access. Actions in the 2019 call should address one or both of the following technologies:

  • Next generation free-form optics
  • Advanced optical medical device technologies for medical diagnostics
  • Proposals requesting between €8-15 million are expected.

Application driven Photonics components


This call is in three parts, comprising Innovation Action (IA), Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and Coordination and Support Action (CSA). Photonic technologies for health applications is a promising field and this call seeks to provide clinicians with the photonics enabled tools from low TRL technologies into robust medical devices.

The IA is split into two categories:

Photonic devices to support monitoring therapeutic progress
Sensor-based optimisation of production processes
Proposals requesting between €3-6 million are expected

The RIA is also split into two categories:

Photonics system on chip / system in package for optical interconnect applications

Photonics systems for advanced imaging to support diagnostics driven therapy

Proposals requesting between €3-6 million are expected

The CSA has a single action:

The aim of the CSA is to foster careers in photonics and should reach out to STEM graduates / PhD students and young PostDocs to encourage them to take careers in photonics.

Proposals requesting between €1-1.5 million are anticipated.


Oct 30 2018


9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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