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Horizon Europe 2023-26

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101070238


NEUROPULS will develop -for the first time- secure hardware accelerators based on novel neuromorphic architectures and PUF-based security layers leveraging the benefits offered by the integration of photonics, PCMs and III-V materials. This integration will provide superior security, energy-efficiency, and speeds for spiking and formal recurrent NNs when compared to current available technology for the selected use-cases.


  • Objective 1: Development of a CMOS-compatible platform addressing the integration of silicon photonics with PCMs and III-V materials
  • Objective 2: Development of a low-power and secure RISC-V interfaced neuromorphic accelerator based on the integration of silicon photonics, novel PCMs, and Q-switched III-V lasers
  • Objective 3: Development of a system-level simulation platform for PCM-based photonic low-power accelerators using photonic security layers


  • 1 (Coordinator) Centre national de la recherche scientifique CNRS, FR
  • 2 Ecole Centrale de Lyon (affiliated entity to CNRS) ECL, FR
  • 3 Université de Bourgogne (affiliated entity to CNRS) UB, FR
  • 4 Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies renouvelables CEA, FR
  • 5 Ghent University UGENT, BE
  • 6 Politecnico di Torino POLITO, IT
  • 7 Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa INESC-ID, PT
  • 8 Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC, ES
  • 9 Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE, BE
  • 10 Albora Technologies AT, ES
  • 11 Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athion NKUA, GR
  • 12 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München LMU, DE
  • 13 Argotech ARGO, CZ
  • 14 Università di Verona UNIVR, IT


Submitted on March 22, 2023

Updated on March 22, 2023