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This project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership www.photonics21.org and has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 871908.


PHOOTONICS will be implemented through a set of 9 work package, with WP1 being responsible for the Ethics Requirements.

WP2 establishes the comprehensive coordination and management framework of PHOOTONICS and ensures adherence to legal and ethics aspects, project reporting to the EC, maintenance and monitoring of the description of action and the consortium agreement, provision of corrective actions (if needed), as well as risk management, quality assurance and management of IPR.

In WP9 a target audience analysis and a dissemination-communication-exploitation plane will be created at the beginning of the project where relevant target audiences and dissemination channels will be identified. A corporate design for the project and a website will be set up and maintained as a major dissemination vehicle that enhances project visibility. A common strategy to exploit the results collectively and individually by each partner, will be developed considering also the respective IPR issues.

WP3 surveys the current market picture and produces a meta-analysis of past medical trials (and uses the produced knowledge to extract the PHOOTONICS requirements and technical specification of defined within the WP3 in a separate task.

WP4 and WP5 are the WPs responsible for development of the passive photodetectors and active illuminators respectively. These WPs work in close collaboration with each other. WP4, delivers the HSI NIR photodetector, the Thermal-IR photodetector as well as the mid-IR photodetector. Furthermore, WP5, is responsible for the development of the active sensors, i.e. the QCL (the Tunable Diodes), as well as the essential drivers that are capable of powering and tuning the laser.

WP6 is related to all necessary software modules required for supporting the functionalities of the PHOOTONICS platform. More specifically, WP6 is responsible for the Signal Processing toolkit that enhances the sensor discrimination capabilities developing also the machine learning algorithms and AI components needed by the platform. Finally, WP6 implements the back-end and front-end services that will make the PHOOTONICS device user-friendly and capable of being used by the necessary actors.

WP7 integrates the hardware and software components delivering also the optical control unit of the PHOOTONICS devices. The compliance of PHOOTONICS with medical protocols is assured in a separate activity within the same WP. Finally, receiving input from the lessons learned during the medical studies of WP8, WP7 verifies (in a software development manner) and reconfigures the device to be delivered.

WP8 includes the design and execution of the clinical studies for the validation of the PHOOTONICS platform and delivers a Medical assessment of the PHOOTONICS sensors and compares them with other medical modalities.