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Photonics21 welcomes 23 newly elected Board of Stakeholder members

Date Announced: 12 Nov 2021

Düsseldorf, Germany -- By the closing date of 10th November 2021, a total number of 189 Photonics21 voters participated in the two weeks Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder online election. This corresponds to a voting rate of 81.81%.

The following 23 organisations and member representatives have been elected into the Board of Stakeholders:

  • Roberta Ramponi, AEIT-CORIFI
  • Michael Heuken, Aixtron SE
  • Lutz Aschke, Carl Mahr GmbH & Co. KG
  • Harald Bock, Coriant R&D GmbH
  • Guido Bonati, FISBA AG
  • Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering
  • Raphael Jordan, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration
  • Chris van Hoof, imec
  • Martin Strassburg, Osram Opto Semiconductor GmbH
  • Rolf Evenblij, PhotoniFirst Technologies BV
  • Gottfried Strasser, Photonics Austria/TU Wien
  • John Lincoln, Photonics Leadership Group
  • Maciej J. Nowakowski, Polish Technological Platform on Photonics
  • Richard Pitwon, Resolute Photonics Ltd
  • Laurent Coyon, Savimex
  • Ulrich Fotheringham, Schott AG
  • Alison McLeod, Technology Scotland Ltd
  • Eric Belhaire, Thales
  • Eric Lallier, Thales
  • Paolo Villoresi, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Adam Piotrowski, Vigo Systems S.A.
  • Heinz Seyringer, V-Research GmbH
  • Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, VTT

The Photonics21 secretariat warmly welcomes all newly elected Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder members. You can view the list of all Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder members in P21’s Board of Stakeholder section.

About the BoS

The Board of Stakeholders (BoS) is the main decision-making body of the platform. In particular, the BoS bears responsibility for:

  • the determination of all matters related to Photonics21
  • defining, pursuing and implementing the objectives of Photonics21 according to its mission
  • establishing or discontinuing Work Groups and appointing the Work Group Chairs
  • electing the Executive Board including the President appointing or excluding BoS members
  • receiving and approving the annual activity report from the President, including the activities of the Vice Presidents, the Executive Board, the Work Groups and the Photonics21 Secretariat;
  • all necessary decisions on Photonics21 Membership issues and
  • changing the Terms of Reference.

Each Board of Stakeholder member has to pay an annual service fee to the Photonics21 association. The Photonics21 association board members determine the amount each year. Currently, the service fee is set at €600.


Photonics21 Secretariat
c/o VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
VDI-Platz 1
40468 Düsseldorf

E-mail: secretariat@photonics21.org

Web Site: www.photonics21.org

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