The SENSE project will be funded by the European Commission as a Coordination and Support Action in the domain of Future Emerging Technologies (FET-Open) with the aim of coordinating the research and development efforts in academia and industry in low light level sensoring.
This initiative has emerged from the series of Technology Forums organized within the frame of ASPERA and APPEC. SENSE is a three-year project. Starting in September 2016, R&D experts will be invited to prepare an R&D roadmap towards the ultimate low light level sensors. SENSE will then coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the R&D efforts of research groups and industry in advancing low light level sensors and liaise with strategically important European initiatives and research groups and companies worldwide. The SENSE Project shall
• set up an expert group and facilitate the development of a European R&D roadmap towards the ultimate low light-level (LLL) sensors,
• monitor and evaluate the progress of the developments with respect to the roadmap,
• coordinate the R&D efforts of research groups and industry in advancing LLL sensors,
• develop a database of light sensor specifications and lab equipment, test stands and expertise available in the different institutions,
• liaise with strategically important European initiatives and research groups and companies world-wide,
• create the Technology Exchange Platform to enable an efficient exchange between researchers and developers being involved in SENSE,
• prepare training events and material to attract and teach especially young researchers,
• frame up a technology training session that can implemented in any existing summer school.