Photonics in Europe Photonics21
is the European Technology Platform for Photonics, which is active in creating the roadmap for Horizon2020
through their workgroups
. Swissphotonics has delegates in these workgroups. Details on news, events, EU calls and projects are listed on our website under this link.
Switzerland is represented in the Photonics21 mirror group
by Dr. Stefan Oberholzer
, from the BFE.
Swissphotonics is an active member of EuroPho21
, which includes several National Photonic Networks from Europe and which is a support action for continuation of InnoPho21
Switzerland is involved in long range planning of the European research agenda through Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis
, EPFL EPIC
is the European Photonic Industry consortium. Membership does cost but you can get 15% rebate if you are Swissphotonics member.
Photonic Clusters in Europe are supported by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT), Unit A1 Photonics (contact through Gabriella Leo
) and by ASPICE
, which is a support action for Photonic clusters in Europe.
Germany has its own Photonik network (Optech-net
) and a strong industry association, Spectaris
Photonics in USA
Swissphotonics is member of the USA Optical Industry Development Association, OIDA
, and works closley with the Optical Society of America, OSA
Global Photonic Activities
Swissphotonics is member of the International Optoelectronic Association, IOA