Proposal ID: SEP-210505406
ICCS project ID: 63106900
Role: Partner
Acronym: ACTPHAST 4R
Topic: ICT-04-2018
Type of action: IA
Call identifier: H2020-ICT-2018-2020

Accelerating Photonics Deployment via one Stop Shop Advanced Technology Access for Researchers:ACTPHAST 4R

Duration in months: 48
Fixed keyword 1: Photonics
Free keywords: Optical modeling and design, optical fabrication, optical metrology and testing , optical packaging,
optical prototypes and demonstrators, technology entrepreneurship, internships

ACTPHAST 4R is a unique one-stop-shop photonics technology access and support centre for European researchers which
is perfectly aligned with their needs in bridging the gap between fundamental research at TRL1-2 and applied research up to
TRL4-5. Driven by the deployment ambitions and capabilities of a critical mass of European top-class researchers -in
particular non-photonics researchers for whom advanced photonics is a key enabling technology to the realisation of so
many exciting and diverse new applications and products, ACTPHAST 4R will directly support the accelerated deployment of
existing cutting-edge photonics technologies by providing them with action-oriented solutions on two complementary levels.
In the first instance, ACTPHAST 4R will provide researchers with one-stop-shop access to the photonics expert know-how
and mature technologies of 24 of Europe’s leading competence centres. The photonics technology platform capabilities of
ACTPHAST 4R cover the entire integrated supply chain from design to packaging. Through intensive technology coaching,
leading to focused innovation projects involving transnational internships and hands-on working with the advanced photonics
technologies at the host institutes, the goal is to turn the researchers’ scientific conceptual breakthroughs into industriallyrelevant demonstrators.
In parallel, ACTPHAST 4R will provide researchers with expert business coaching to help foster their entrepreneurial
mindset and deployment capabilities, with guidance to pathways for further scaling of their demonstrators and financing of
innovation in the industrial domain. Ambitious targets are set for commercial valorisation successes by “star performing”
researchers in the form of patents, licensing deals and spin-outs. As a result, ACTPHAST 4R will be a game-changer in
strengthening the European innovation ecosystem and improving the cross-fertilisation of photonics with other technology
areas.