PhotonicSweden

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PhotonicSweden is the portal and voice of the Swedish Photonics.

It communicates the achievements and needs of the Swedish Photonics industry to the Public, the Government and foreign and European organisations. It formulates national R&D agendas in Photonics for innovation and growth. It increases the collaboration between photonics industry, academia and institutes. It supports and assists small- and medium-size enterprises during their journey in the valley of death and keeps being at hand even after the first oases have been reached.

Our vision:

  • Optics and Photonics having a strong impact on a viable, expanding and profitable Swedish industry based on research and innovation.

Our mission:

  • PhotonicSweden shall catalyze fruitful cooperation between companies, universities, and institutes in the field of optics and photonics in Sweden and across the national borders.
  • PhotonicSweden shall be a natural partner for Swedish and European funders and investors for product development and research.
  • PhotonicSweden shall contribute to a healthy regrowth of engineers in optics and photonics.
  • PhotonicSweden shall increase the awareness among the general public and politicians of the strategic importance of optics and photonics for the future of Sweden.

Our main activities:

  • Provide a national strategy.
  • Communicate needs to funding organisations and the Swedish government.
  • Increase participation of Swedish actors in EU-projects guiding through calls and linking them to relevant partners and helping them develop project ideas.
  • Market the Swedish Optics & Photonics.
  • Support entrepreneurs.
  • Stimulate and organise networking and provide education through seminars and a yearly conference Optics and Photonics in Sweden.
  • Participation in 3 EU-projects with other European regional clusters and national platforms in photonics.
  • Participation in the Strategic Innovation Programme Smartare Elektroniksystem (Electronics Components and Systems) and to higher level collaborations.
  • Awards to the year’s photonics company and to the best Master students.