Center of Photonics - within the Strategic Innovation Agenda for Smarter Electronic Systems
|Coordinator||EKONOMISKA FÖRENINGEN PHOTONICSWEDEN|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 425 000|
|Project duration||September 2015 - December 2020|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:|
|Call||Strategic innovation program Electronic Components and Systems. Competence nodes 2015.|
Purpose and goal
Photonics - can be defined as "engineering of light", which means the use of light to detect, transmit, store and process information, to capture and display images, and to generate energy. Photonics has been appointed by the European Commission as one of six so-called. Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), which research and development will focus on within the EU. The purpose is to describe what photonics is in general and its importance to society, industry and other technology areas, and to describe photonics actors within companies, institutes, organizations and academies.
Expected results and effects
Increase understanding of what photonics means for social development as well as the need for competence supply in this technology area to enable Swedish industry to be able to create new jobs and to be competitive also in research and development.
Planned approach and implementation
By participating in Smartare Elektroniksystems Innovation Days around Sweden, it is possible to disseminate information about photonics and its possibilities. Through participation in other external activities such as workshops, conferences and events, knowledge of photonics is disseminated.