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Interregional Deeptech and Photonics Support Network for Manufacturing

We are thrilled to unveil an initiative aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration across borders in the manufacturing sector. Spanning from January 1st, 2024 to December 31st, 2024, this ambitious project brings together six dynamic organizations from five countries under the coordination of Joanneum Research. The other partners are Bay Zoltan, Fraunhofer Italia – IEC, RRA Podravje – Maribor, Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung SFG, and Photonics Finland.

The goal of the project is to establish an interregional Deeptech innovation support network focused on manufacturing, with a special emphasis on Photonics. By harnessing the potential of cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to enhance company competitiveness and pave the way for an innovation valley where ideas flourish and industries thrive. The participating regions are situated in Austria, Finland, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia.

Through workshops, focus groups, peer learning sessions, delegation trips, and networking events, it will assess regional potentials in Deeptech and Photonics, align them with economic structures, and develop strategies for implementation. The aim is to create a roadmap for an innovation valley supported by a cascading funding scheme, empowering regional companies to embrace Deeptech and Photonics for enhanced competitiveness.

Funded by the European Union, we’re excited to embark on this journey of discovery, collaboration, and innovation. Join us as the project redefines the future of manufacturing through the power of DeepTech and Photonics!

Duration of the project: 12 months – January 2024-December 2024

Contact Person:
Caroline Amiot, Head of Projects, +358 40 412 6653

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