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PREIN – Photonics Research and Innovation

PREIN – The Flagship on Photonics Research and Innovation

Photonics and light-based technologies play a central role in all areas of modern life, including in telecommunications, biomedicine, health care, energy and environment, manufacturing, and consumer products.

The Flagship on Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN) is one of the 6 Finnish Flagships, a northern fleet of excellent science, successful collaboration and solutions for tomorrow. The Flagship programme managed by the Academy of Finland provides a new and unique way for R&D&I in Finland. It supports future knowledge and sustainable solutions to societal challenges and seeks to advance economic growth by developing new business opportunities.

Light-based technologies competence cluster

PREIN is a light-based technologies competence cluster for multi-disciplinary science, industry, and society. Combining the extensive resources and infrastructures of all its partners (Tampere University, Aalto University, University of Eastern Finland and VTT), PREIN covers all the value chain from fundamental research to applied research, product development and commercialization.