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

Ronan Burgess

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