PhotonicSweden has three main types of projects, EU, national and internal:
- EU projects: PhotonicSweden has been very successful in getting EU projects. Since our foundation in 2011, we have been part of many EU projects. The project NextPho21 which started in January 2018 is our seventh EU grant. All these projects are of the type CSA, Coordination and Support Action, directly depending on, and designed for, the Photonics Public Private Partnership Photonics21. These projects have been, and still are, instrumental to strengthen the European and Swedish Photonics, but they are also extremely useful for strenghtening and maturing our young organisation.
- National projects: All our national projects are linked to the Strategic Innovation Programme Electronics Components and Systems (ECS, also called Smartare Elektroniksystem in Swedish) which PhotonicSweden has been starting 3 years ago together with a number of organisations in electronics. PhotonicSweden was part of a project to influence the calls of Horizon 2020 and ECSEL, so-called ECS Advocacy Platform. Thanks to this project we could participate to the discussions of Photonics21’s work groups and indeed have some influence on the call texts. Thanks to this project, we could also start Digital Sweden in November 2017. Another project is called Photonics Competence Hub and is aiming at gathering information about the Swedish Photonics and spread it among industry and academia with a roadshow in many Swedish cities.
- Internal project: These projects are dedicated to members and are organising our support to them. They deal with organising events, e.g. Optopubs and the annual PhotonicSweden conference Optics and Photonics in Sweden, our lobbying work at the Swedish level, networking or administrating PhotonicSweden.
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