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Nordic Photonics Forum meeting

May 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm EEST

This is an official International Day of Light event. Read more: photonics.fi/idl/

The event is free of charge! This event will be held in English!

In cooperation with PhotonicsSweden this meeting will discuss topics that introduce opportunities for Nordic photonics and promote Nordic photonics:

  • Introduction of Photonics21
  • Interaction between Photonics21 and EU Commission
  • How do Photonics21 and PhotonHub Europe work together?
  • What are the Photonics trends and Innovation opportunities in Europe?
  • Why is Photonics such a critical Key Enabling Technology for Innovation in Europe?
  • What is the main purpose of the new EU-project PhotonHUB Europe?
  • What does PhotonHUB Europe offer to SMEs?

Register for the event at the following LINK

For any questions contact PhD Ana Gebejes (+358414760113, ana.gebejes@photonics.fi)

Preliminary Agenda

15:00 – 15:10“Introduction and welcome by PhotonicSweden and Photonics Finland ”
Photonics in a European perspective
15:10 – 15:25“Photonics Public Private Partnership Photonics21 and the European (political) Photonics landscape”

Markus Wilkens, Head of Operations Photonics21
15:25 – 15:55PhotonHub Europe, innovation chances for Nordic and Baltic SMEs”

Hugo Thienpont, Director VUB Brussels and coordinator PhotonHub Europe
15:55 – 16:05Q&A
Photonics in a Swedish perspective
16:05 – 16:55Visual Sweden, innovations cluster with a focus on visualization and image analysis with applications in industry, medicine and society, Anders Carlsson, Process Manager Visual Sweden

Towards future food production: Which role plays photonic technology?, Per Frankelius, Process Leader, Agtech 2030 hosted by Linköping University

Calls for Research and Innovation projects – A strategic innovation program for increasing competitiveness and growth in Swedish industry & International collaborations,
Magnus Svensson & Thorbjörn Ebefors, Smarter Electronic Systems

Photonics related ventures within Vinnova,
Bertrand Noharet, Programme Manager, Vinnova

Photonics in a Finnish perspective
17:00 – 17:40Photonics flagship programme – Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN), Goëry Genty, Director, PREIN Flagship

Business Finland funding + Sustainable Manufacturing Finland programme, Toni Mattila, Program Director, Sustainable Manufacturing Finland, Business Finland

Photonics Center – Collaboration for Business and Research, Pauliina Pikkujämsä, Director, Invest in and relocation services, Business Joensuu

Photonics in a Baltic perspective
17:40 – 18:00Baltic Photonics Cluster activities in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia” Ott Rebane, Vice-Chairman, Baltic Photonics Cluster

Photonics Overview and Collaboration Opportunities in Latvia, Valters Jēkabsons, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), The Representative Office in Sweden
Discussions on possible collaborations

Networking and discussions about collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic Photonics clusters

Wrap up & End