Photonics21 is the European Technology Platform for Photonics, which is active in creating the roadmap for Horizon2020 through their seven workgroups. Swissphotonics has delegates in 6 of these workgroups. Christian Bosshard (delegate of CSEM), Christoph Harder (delegate of Swissphotonics), Peter Seitz (delegate of Hamamatsu Photonics Europe) and Norbert Lichtenstein (delegate of II_IV Laser Enterprise GmbH) are all members of the Photonics Board of Stakeholders (BoS), the decision making body of the platform. 

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. This coordination and support action project is granted from January 2015 until December 2017. National Photonic Organisations of the following countries belong to the project consortium: Germany (project leader), AustriaFinlandFrance, GreeceItaly, Netherlands, PolandSlovenia, Spain, SwedenSwitzerland and United Kingdom.

The various submenus of this chapter provide updated information about Photonics21 events and news in the EU, links to Brokerage Events under partner matching as well as information about new calls for European projects

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