See the Light inside

The European Technology Platform Photonics21 unites the majority of the leading photonics industries and relevant R&D stakeholders along the whole economic value chain throughout Europe. Today Photonics21 has more than 2500 members.

Photonics4All is a Horizon 2020 European Outreach project, funded by the European Commission to promote photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public across the EU. Photonics4All will develop a set of new promotional tools and apply them during a wide variety of outreach activities with different audiences.

GoPhoton! is a European project by the European Centres for Outreach in Photonics (ECOP) and funded through the 7th framework programme of the European Commission. It aims to bring photonics closer to society and to inform the general public of the important nature of Photonics in our lives. The highlight of the project is the organization of many different activities concentrated in a “PhotonicSplash”. These PhotonicSplashes last several days and will happen across Europe travelling across participating cities.

LIGHT2015 is a European project funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. It aims to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public in all Member States of the EU during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. LIGHT2015 activities include LIGHTtalks, a series of inspirational events, which will take place throughout the European Union in different cities in order to bring photonics closer to students and entrepreneurs.

ASPICE is a Coordination and Support Action project focusing on Photonic Clusters and Platforms activated in national level within the European area, targeting the need for ongoing stronger cooperation between them, towards the elaboration of efficient value chains for better meeting socio-economic challenges. ASPICE seeks to succeed in these goals by achieving specific objectives including the development of a reference guide of good practices, profiling of the value/supply chains in specific highly innovative domains, and supporting cooperation and collaboration between relevant stakeholders.

The LightJumps project stems from the need to overcome present difficulties such as networking efficiently; the inability and lack of ambition in extending targets and cooperation; absence of important actors in the value chain; Non-uniformity and fragmentation at the regional and national levels of clusters’ roles and activities.

ACTPHAST (Access CenTer for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology Support) is a unique “one-stop-shop” for supporting photonics innovation by European companies, which is financially supported by the European Commission under the FP7 framework (Grant Agreement No. 619205).


RespiceSME Handbook "10 Tools to Enable the Innovation Potential of High-Tech Photonics SMEs"

2. RespiceSME Press Release - Handbook & Project conclusion

Video Pitch Contest Flyer

Video Pitch Contest Participant Sheet

Workshop on aligning education with innovation - programme (28.06.2017)

Template for job offers - intership for students

2nd Inter-Cluster meeting on "Boosting the collaboration of Photonics SMEs in Automotive" (29.06.2017)

RespiceSME Flyer

Project Deliverables

D1.1 - Development of innovation potential index for photonics SMEs

D1.2 - Innovation audit tool to measure the innovation potential of high-tech photonics SMEs

D1.4 - Coaching methodology developed, tested and improved

D2.1 - Methodology for value chain analyses

D2.2 - Report on the first EU photonics cluster meeting in Paris

D2.3 - Report on the second EU photonics cluster meeting in Barcelona

D2.4 - Analysis of penetration of photonics in two inter-sectoral business case studies, stimulated by value chain analyses, following on-line and face to face brokerage

D2.5 - Final report summarizing the achievements of two organised brokerage events and additional supported events during the project

D3.1 - Report - cartography (mapping) including questionnaires to RTOs and SMEs

D3.2 - Methodologies for accessing RTOs, including cross-sectoral business cases

D3.3 - Report on sources for education & training programmes for photonics

D3.4 - Report on the workshop with students and SMEs on best practises and case studies on the constellation and content of courses and programmes (on PhD and Master level)

D3.5 - Best practices catalogue for regional policy support of SMEs and photonics clusters

D3.6 - Report on RIS3 process in regions outlining how SMEs can positively impact the development of Smart Specialisation Strategy from the bottom up in regions with different priorities for photonics

D3.7 - Best practices of regional financial supports & instruments for SMEs and a Memorandum for photonics cluster managers as a service provider to high-tech SMEs

D4.1 - Dissemination and exploitation plan

D4.2 - 1st Update on the dissemination and exploitation plan

D4.3 - 2nd Update on the dissemination and exploitation plan

D4.4 - Report on all attended events for dissemination

D4.5 - Report on collaborations with other Photonics CSAs and policy makers

D4.6 - Best practices handbook

D5.1 - Press release via Photonics21

D5.2 - RespiceSME Corporate Identity

D5.3 - RespiceSME website and social media channels

D5.4 - Communication kit

D5.5 - 1st RespiceSME electronic newsletter

D5.6 - 2nd RespiceSME electronic newsletter

D5.7 - 3rd RespiceSME electronic newsletter

D5.8 - Photonics videos


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