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Registration postponed for Horizon 2020 Spectrum Prize and Optical Prize

Opening of registration and entry submission is postponed to 2nd of July 2015 for both the Spectrum Prize and the Optical Prize. This is in alignment with the cornerstone Event on network technologies 'European Conference on Networks and Communications 2015', so that a stronger outreach to the research constituency is achieved.

The Horizon Prize for Collaborative Saring of Spectrum (H2020-SpectrumPrize-2015) has a deadline date of December 17, 2015. This is a € 500,000 challenge prize under the main pillar Industrial Leadership. The prize will be awarded to an innovative and disruptive approach which will enable a significant increase in spectrum sharing and re-use, beyond the currently applicable spectrum sharing methods and centralised techniques. The winning solution should be a significant step forward from current technologies and solutions in terms of shared spectrum usage metrics and will have to prove its economic viability. The feasibility of the approach will have to be demonstrated through clear experimental results.

The Horizon Prize for Breaking the Optical Transmission Barriers (H2020-OpticalPrize-2015) has a deadline date of March 15, 2016. This is also a € 500,000 challenge prize under the main pillar Industrial Leadership. The prize will be awarded to a solution that maximises the fibre capacity per channel, spectrum range and/or spectral efficiency and reach. It should also be energy efficient, economically viable, and easy to install and deploy. The solution should have a strong potential to be adopted in future generations of optical-system products. The feasibility of the approach will have to be demonstrated through clear experimental results.

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