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An Overview of EU-funded Photonics Research

Factsheet: 20/07/2011 - 02:00
This paper presents the EU’s research framework programmes and the mission and objectives of the Photonics Unit. It describes the main challenges and R&D priorities which the Photonics unit of the Information Society and Media Directorate General of the European Commission is supporting under the 7th Framework Programme and provides representative examples of EU-funded photonics research projects. Finally, it also presents the way forward for EU photonics research.