Photonics Flagship kick-off meeting will be organized on Monday 27 from 2p.m. to 5p.m. lead by Professor Jyrki Saarinen and Professor Goery Genty. The workshop will take place in the main auditorium of Dipoli Kaleva from 2p.m. to 5p.m. and in Lumittuli auditorium of Dipoli from 3p.m. to 4p.m. The Optics and Photonics days are designed for matchmaking and networking of academy researchers and companies representatives for finding common interests, partners for collaboration, and investment opportunities. This makes it an ideal venue to present the Photonics Flagship to external stakeholders and connect with internal partners. The official kick-off of the PREIN Flagship will be on May 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone who wishes to be involved and knows more is welcome to join. In order to participate please register at: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/82C3C7184DFED6BA The programme consists of a general presentation of the PREIN Flagship by the Director Goëry Genty and Vice Director Jyrki Saarinen. The overall introduction to the Flagship will be followed by invited speakers are from the Ministry of Culture and Education and the Ministry of Trade. The different work packages (WPs) will be presented in separate sub-sessions which participants are encouraged to interact with the WPs leaders and discuss how they could contribute (the description of the different WPs can be found below). WP1 Light Field Control presents novel fundamental concepts for generating light fields and manipulating their properties. This WP provides new approaches for controlling key properties of optical fields including polarization, coherence, temporal and spectral profile spectrum, as well as spatial localization. WP2 Materials and Structures focuses on the development of new materials and structures for the emergence or improvement of photonics technologies. WP2 studies the properties of new materials and structures, and their integrated architectures. These include the development of optoelectronic alloys, emerging 2D materials, light-sensitive materials, plasmonic nanostructures and metamaterials for the near and mid-infrared, epsilon-near-zero nanostructures and nanomaterials with spatially extended modes, as well as their integration into photonics-compatible platforms. WP3 Light Sources, which focuses on lasers, central to photonic technologies ranging from medical treatments and biological imaging to communications and remote sensing. This WP develops lasers with unique properties and lasers tailored for specific applications ranging from mid-infrared superluminescent diodes and supercontinuum sources to visible and near-infrared high-power semiconductor lasers. WP4 Applied Research interacts strongly with all the other WPs, taking input from fundamental research (WP1-WP3) and giving output to further technology development. Examples of the technologies we develop include (but are not limited to) portable and disposable sensors for early diagnostics, smart photovoltaic modules for eco-efficient energy production, or LIDAR technologies for environmental and industrial monitoring. The WP will also explore novel concepts and components for ICT, augmented and virtual realities, or quantum technologies. WP5 Tech Transfer is aimed to develop and transfer interfaces from the research-oriented WP’s to industry. WP1-WP4 results will be carefully evaluated for moving them towards the commercialization funnel and transferring the most promising technological solutions to existing companies or startups.