25 Oct 2018
Researchers and students can once again propose their novel photonics systems for development into commercial products.Photonics21 is inviting researchers, masters and PhD students, and photonics systems developers to participate in the next edition of the #next_photonics Prototype Your Idea contest.
On its website the organization says: “Any person active in the field of optics and photonics, may apply for the #next_photonics. Prototype Your Idea Contest for 2019.” Photonics21 established this dedicated Innovation Challenge last year “to push for more entrepreneurship in photonics”.
Applicants are invited to read the rules for the Photonics21 on the "#next_photonics. Prototype Your Idea Contest" webpage.
Conditions for eligibility of a given idea or emerging development, described more fully on the photonics21 website, are as follow:
Applicants must submit a short (less than 5 minute) video that demonstrates the uniqueness of the idea and the added value it offers to integrators or end-users. P21 comments, “Be creative and keep your message clear. Do not hesitate to use visuals or simulation to present your idea, prototype or product.” Materials must be received by the Photonics21 Secretariat by the closing date of 15th February 2019.
Photonics cPPP Progress Monitoring Report 2017 published
Photonics21 has published a report, which analyses the main activities and achievements of the Photonics PPP during 2017 including the implementation of the photonics call for proposals evaluated in 2017, the mobilisation of stakeholders, outreach and success stories as well as the governance of the Photonics PPP.
The report’s contents include the following elements:
The report further monitors the overall progress of the Photonics PPP since its launch.
Workshop on 29 October
Photonics 21 has also announced that next week’s workshop Photonics 4 Industrial Production will focus on laser technologies for manufacturing; photonics systems for industrial production and quality control; and photonics in the Factory of the Future.
For any further information and registration you can view the program at the event website. The workshop will be conducted as part of Indtech 2018. Both the workshop and the conference will be free of charge.