MIRSURG is a Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) funded
by the ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) part of
the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme (DG Information
Society & Media - Photonics) with a grant of € 2.8 M. The
overall cost of the project including the own contributions of the
participants amounts to € 3.9 M. Five of the nine partners
are academic organizations and four of them are industrial enterprises,
among them 3 SMEs.
MIRSURG addresses the Objective ICT-2-3.5: Photonic
components and subsystems of the ICT Work Programme but is strongly
application driven, focusing on the development of dedicated photonic
sources for one specific application in the area of health –
minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
The Grant Agreement No. 224042 with the European
Commission was signed on 23rd April and the project started on 1st
June 2008. The duration of the project is 3 years.