News release - PIANO+ competition opens for UK innovation in photonic-based internet

24 Mar 2010

PIANO+ is a transnational competition for collaborative research and development proposals under the European Commission's ERA-NET Plus scheme that is calling for proposals to develop photonic technology and systems to enable widespread broadband access of at least 1 Gbit/s by 2015-20.

PIANO+ is a joint initiative by Germany, Austria, Israel, Poland and the UK, with Technology Strategy Board providing EUR 5m of funding.

The competition is open to participants from Austria, Germany, Israel, Poland and the UK and project proposals must include at least one partner from another country. It is expected that a mixture of small and large projects will be funded, with total costs typically ranging from EUR 0.5m to EUR 3m.

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Last updated on Tuesday 15 February 2011 at 09:40

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