Smart photonics for joint communication & sensing and access everywhere - HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-54 (RIA)

Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Smart photonics for joint communication & sensing and access everywhere (RIA)

Opening date: 15 November 2023
Deadline date: 19 March 2024

Expected Outcome:

Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Sensors/probes to monitor the quality of the communication network and of photonic signals transported in the communication network
  • Methods to use the network as large-scale distributed sensor
  • Development of foundational optical technologies, systems and networks that provide the future access infrastructure


Proposals should address at least one of the following activity areas:

  • Light-based solutions to let the communication network sense, while transporting data, for example
    • To enhance the security and resilience of the network
    • To make network resources more energy efficient
    • To warn and protect against natural disasters, earthquakes etc.
    • To monitor the infrastructure where the fibre is deployed (traffic, stress in bridges...)
  • Light-based solutions to bring internet everywhere, with the most relevant access technologies
    • Fiber to the home, fiber to the antenna or fiber to the sky (satellite), for example with coherent passive optical networks, free space optics, Lifi or optical beamforming and steering
    • while enabling the integration of all access technologies in one system

This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership Photonics.

Specific Topic Conditions:

Activities are expected to start at TRL 2 and achieve TRL 5 by the end of the project.

Find more information on the call website.

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