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Sectors: Innovation, New technologies, Research, Telecommunications

Beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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EU Member States and Associated countries

Responsible: European Commission

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The Horizon Prize for breaking the optical transmission barriers is a €500 000 challenge prize. It will be awarded to a solution that maximises the fibre capacity.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To overcome the current limitations of long-distance, optical transmission systems
– To meet the bandwidth demand explosion
– To provide the resources for future applications
– To address the aspects of energy efficiency and economic viability of such optical breakthrough system
– To stimulate creative thinking across established SMEs, industrial and academic research organisations

Expected results
– This prize will lead to a significant amount of research and potentially significant breakthroughs in the field of optical transmission
– It will help foster European leadership in optical transmission
– The research produced will assist in supporting networks that deliver the insatiable demand for bandwidth, and in providing the resources for future applications