"ACTPHAST: Prototyping for SMEs" – Presented by Francis Berghmans, ACTPHAST/ VUB

ACTPHAST supports and accelerates the innovation capacity of European companies, with emphasis on small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe’s leading photonics research centres.

The 23 ACTPHAST partners provide a full spectrum of photonics technology platforms ranging from fibre optics and micro optics, to highly integrated photonic platforms, with capabilities extending from design through to full system prototyping.

Access to top-level experts and leading photonics technology platforms is realized through focused innovation projects executed in 6-9 month timeframes. ACTPHAST is expected to deliver a substantial increase in the revenues and employment numbers of the supported companies.

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“Photonics Innovation support to boost the competitivity of European SMEs”, Presented by Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Hugo Thienpont

The lecture will provide an overview of the ACTPHAST initiative, which is a one-stop-shop solution for supporting world-beating photonics innovation by European companies, particularly SMEs where the support is 100 % subsidized. Continue reading ““Photonics Innovation support to boost the competitivity of European SMEs”, Presented by Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit Brussel”

ACTPHAST targets record growth in photonics innovation for new job creation by European companies (VIDEO)

ACTPHAST, which stands for Access Center for Photonics Innovation Solutions and Technology Support, is a unique one-stop-shop program funded by the European Commission which combines the state-of-the-art expertise and technologies of 23 of the leading research institutes in photonics from across Europe (the ACTPHAST Partners) … Continue reading “ACTPHAST targets record growth in photonics innovation for new job creation by European companies (VIDEO)”