This competition will be open for participants from Austria, Flanders Region, Germany, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Tuscany Region and United Kingdom. Partners from other Member States or Associated Countries may be involved in the project. However, they will not receive any funding from the PhotonicSensing agencies or the EU Contribution. Up to 18 million EUR public grants in total will be awarded to innovative project proposals under this competition. Deadline for submitting preproposals is 5th Dec 2016, 17:00 CET. Organisations interested in submitting preproposals must get in touch with their national/regional contact point (for details see Guide for Proposers).