Center of Photonics - within the Strategic Innovation Agenda for Smarter Electronic Systems

Reference number 2015-01177
Coordinator EKONOMISKA FÖRENINGEN PHOTONICSWEDEN
Funding from Vinnova SEK 350 000
Project duration September 2015 - June 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:
Call Strategic innovation program Electronic Components and Systems. Competence nodes 2015.

Purpose and goal

Swedish photonics consists of approximately 150 high-tech companies with over 6000 employees in group 1, as well as research groups around the country. The aim is to create and improve collaboration and knowledge transfer between Swedish photonics actors, and describe what photonics in general and its importance to society, industry, and other technologies. The goal is that by mapping the Swedish photonics actors in industry, institutes and academia, and other organizations and how they are organized, their visibility and thus try to create values for possible cooperation.

Expected results and effects

Competence hub Photonics will constitute an important and significant part of the SIA for Smarter Electronic Systems. This is because the photonics often integrated in many electronic systems. Attempts at cooperation with all the electronics players in Sweden in the different groups 1, 2 and 3 should be able to clarify future electronics and photonics needs and how value chains fit together and develop. Competence Hub wish not only identify group1 companies in photonics, but also get a grip on Group 2 companies that use photonics in their products.

Planned approach and implementation

PhotonicSweden has established 7 various working groups in the following areas according Photonics21´s approach: WG2 - Industrial Manufacturing & Quality. WG3 - Life sciences & health. WG4 - Lighting & Display - Smart Lighting. WG5 - Security, Metrology and Sensors. WG6 - Optical Components & Systems. WG7 - Research, Education & Training. PhotonicSwedens plans and organizes working group meetings. The working groups analyzed the current situation of the tip area of academia, institutes and industry and produce a roadmap to take advantage of the major investments being made in the EU.

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