The Unit's mission is to reinforce Europe's industrial and technology leadership in "photonics" from light sources like laser-based technology to light-based information processing.including bio-photonics, organic photonics and photonic integrated components; It is also to maximise the impact of photonics on business growth and on addressing societal challenges in application fields ranging from health and telecommunications to manufacturing and 3D printing. The Unit is responsible for the Commission's participation in the PPP on photonics and for the development and implementation of the relevant industrial strategic agenda. It manages the R & D & I projects in this field in H2020 and ensures proper links with relevant national and regional activities and with potential investors.

Responsible Person

Head of Unit
Philippe Vannson


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