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Photonics provides the underlying technology to a wide range of manufacturing industries, in response to many of our society’s current needs and challenges. It is prevalent across all areas of everyday live: photonic technologies allow lighting up of buildings, telecommunications, medical diagnosis and treatments, security systems, harvesting of renewable energy. As it is an integral part of all technology sectors, investing in innovation and development for photonics is unavoidably while targeting Europe’s grand societal challenges.
Photonics21 is the European Technology Platform for photonics. The platform represents photonics research and innovation priorities in Europe, aiming at implementing a common photonics strategy. In a membership-based setting, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) also works with industries, universities and the European Commission towards a more competitive photonics industrial sector.
- thematic report of the High Level Group on KETs
- some of the players and their presentations on the Open Day on Photonics, November 10 2010
- participants and presentations on the latest European Photonics Clusters and Photonics National Technological Platforms Meeting, March 29 2012
- photonics innovation clusters and national technology platforms
- (per country) contact list of European photonics clusters, platforms and centres of expertise