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Photonics Research & Innovation Actions

Please find below the current Research and Innovation Action in which B-PHOT is strongly involved. Underneath you can also find the link to projects that are already finalized.

Current Projects

Please find below the current Research and Innovation Action in which B-PHOT is strongly involved in most cases as coordinator.

ACTPHAST4R (2019-2022)

Accelerating Photonics deployment via one stop shop advanced technology access for Researchers

ACTPHAST 4.0 (2017-2021)

Accelerating Photonics innovation for SME’s: a one stop-shop-incubator

Origin (2020-2022)

Optical Fibre Dose Imaging for Adaptive Brachytherapy

NewControl (2019-2022)

NewControl will develop virtualized platforms for vehicular subsystems that are essential to highly automated driving.

CARLA (2020-2022)

The European Photonics CAReer LAunch Pad

PhotonHub Europe (2021-2025)

Pan-European photonics digital innovation hub to help SMEs and mid-caps to become highly competitive digital businesses through faster and smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies.


VortexLC, short for 'Vortex enhanced liquid chromatography for HbA1c monitoring based diabetes management in a globalized setting', involves collaboration with six European partners. Within the framework of this project, B-PHOT is developing a sensitive optical detection system designed for the quantification and identification of hemoglobin fractions within a lab-on-a-chip module. This advanced technology has the potential to greatly improve how we monitor diabetes and enhance healthcare outcomes.

The project includes three partners from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (B-PHOT Brussels Photonics, µFlow, and the Laboratory of Hematology and Clinical Chemistry of UZ Brussel), along with Joanneum Research in Austria, the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos in Greece, and CPI in France.

Past Projects

B-PHOT has a strong track record in the coordination of EU projects. Please find here some of the past projects.

Phablabs4.0 (2016-2019)

PHotonics enhanced fAB LABS supporting the next revolution in digitalization

SHERLOC (2015-2019)

Structural HEalth Monitoring, Manufacturing and Repair Technologies for Life Management Of Composite Fuselage

Myrte (2015-2019)

MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour

Inspect (2015-2017)

Integrated Spectrometers for Spectral Tissue Sensing

GoPhoton! (2014-2015)

GoPhoton!, a coordination and support action to bring Photonics closer to society.

ACTPHAST (2013-2018)

Access Center for Photonics Solution Services an Technology Support

VECTOR (2012-2015)

Versatile Easy installable Connector incorporating new Technologies for accelerated fibre Optic network Roll-outs in Europe

Euminafab (2012-2013)

Research Infrastructure for emerging multimaterial micro and nano technologies.

SMETHODS (2011-2014)

SME’s Training and Hands‐on Practice in Optical Design and Simulation

ACTMOST (2010-2013)

Access to Micro Optics Expertise, Services and Technologies

EXPEKT (2010-2012)

EXPEKT- Photonics Explorer - Developing a photonics educational kit for Europe's secondary schools.

Photonics4Life (2008-2012)

Photonics4life is a network of Excellence on Biophotonics

ICU (2008-2011)

Infrared imaging components for use in automotive safety applications.

Phosfos (2008-2011)

Photonics Skins for Optical Sensing

NEMO (2004-2009)

Network of Excellence on Micro-Optics