54 lead partners from 17 European countries gathered in an online session to partake in an inaugural demonstration of the community. All partners will represent the core of the PhotonHub community that will assemble innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, government bodies, research centres, DIHs, and other entities to engage around one common goal: the wider adoption of photonics in European industries.
One-Stop-Shop Open Access to Photonics Innovation Support for a Digital Europe.
European SMEs, start-ups, and scale-ups who have a vested interest in photonics - either as technology providers or as early users or potential adopters of photonics - can join the community and find business, technology, and investment support to innovate in any of the eight following domains: Agro-food, Energy, Digital infrastructure, Mobility, Health, Manufacturing, Safety/Security/Smart cities, Space/Defence.
PhotonHub community members will have direct access to highly relevant and engaging content such as interactive webinars with leading experts and mentors, news items, success stories, videos and information links for suitable investment opportunities, and private networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs as well as researchers and investors. The community is live and visible to all users online at https://bit.ly/photonhub. Most content published in the community is public to non-members, but only registered community members can access all contents, share their own announcements and events, and interact with other community members.
PhotonHub Europe is a new pan-European photonics digital innovation hub and has been awarded €19 million investment from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. The initiative will help European SMEs and mid-caps become highly competitive digital businesses through faster & smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies, directly creating over 1.000 new high-tech EU jobs and nearly €1 billion in new revenues and venture capital by 2025.
Led by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the consortium of partners running PhotonHub includes top Technology Support Providers, Local Photonics Hubs, and Business Support Providers in Europe.
Join the PhotonHub community today at https://bit.ly/photonhub and start networking with today’s leaders in photonics across Europe. Watch this short onboarding video with some quick tips to help get you started in the community.
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PhotonHub Europe has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement Nº 101016665. Photonhub Europe is part of the European Technology Platform Photonics21.