“Photonics, PICs and the Digitization of European Industry” – Presented by Ronan Burgess, European Commission

“Photonics, PICs and the Digitization of European Industry” – Presented by Ronan Burgess, European Commission, at the Photonic Integration Conference, September 27, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

This presentation will give an overview of Photonics in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The core of Horizon 2020 support for Photonics is to be found in the Photonics PPP, which will provide up to 700 million euro funding for research and innovation activities in photonics over the 7 years of Horizon 2020. The speaker will give an overview of what has been achieved in the first years of Horizon 2020 and in particular the activities related to integrated photonics. Finally the potential of photonics in boosting the competitiveness of European industry will be addressed and how the EU’s policy on the “Digitization of European Industry” will provide an opportunity for the entire photonics sector.

About Ronan Burgess
Ronan Burgess graduated from Trinity College in Dublin in 1986 and joined Philips in the Netherlands as a researcher and later as a project manager.

In 1997 he joined the European Commission as a Scientific Officer.

He is currently deputy head of the photonics unit which is responsible for the EC’s support for the European photonics sector.

Find more about the Photonics Unit, European Commission

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