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24 Apr 12
Memo from Brussels: photonics must create jobs

The European Commission will not be funding many “science for the sake of science” photonics projects in Horizon 2020.

24 Apr 12
DSS 2012: Photonics and the NRO

Bruce Carlson outlines the technology needs of the National Reconnaissance Office, and how photonics is the key.

23 Apr 12
UK photonics firms pick up Queen’s Awards

Fianium, Laser Quantum and Edinburgh Instruments among the latest winners for innovation and enterprise.

20 Apr 12
Photonics integration goes open-source with IPKISS

Belgian collaboration releases open-source software to help design complex photomasks for photonics circuits.

18 Apr 12
European photonics body plans accelerated growth

Panel discussion at Photonics21's annual meeting considers how to boost photonics sector prospects.

13 Apr 12
CSEM launches ‘postdoc for industry’ initiative

Swiss institution with a strong focus on technology transfer aims to turn scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs.

30 Mar 12
28-strong Laserlab Europe targets higher powers

Network of continental research centers gather in Slovakia to plan high power laser collaborations.

29 Mar 12
Invest in Photonics 2012 set for December

The event that aims to connect start-ups with suitable investors will return to Bordeaux at the end of the year.

28 Mar 12
Partnerships take Euro-photonics to next level

Photonics21 annual meeting hears of progress in photonics as a Key Enabling Technology, and plans to elect a new president by September.

28 Mar 12
Photonics misses out on UK 'Catapult' center

No 'technology and innovation center' dedicated to UK photonics, but £10 M will be re-allocated to a new support program.

26 Mar 12
IDEX interview: mega-trends and silicon moments

Seasoned photonics industry executive and now president of IDEX's optics and photonics business, Mike Cumbo talks exclusively to optics.org.

22 Mar 12
Brussels team “revamps” photonics innovation

ACTMOST project to help SMEs access top-level expertise will prove influential in Europe, says co-ordinator Hugo Thienpont.

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