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Tyndall National Institute is a partner in the EU-funded ACTPHAST project which is a one-stop shop for photonics innovation in Europe. ACTPHAST supports and accelerates the innovation capacity of European SMEs by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities in 23 of Europe's leading photonics research centres, enabling companies to exploit the tremendous commercial potential of applied photonics.

ACTPHAST targets short-duration high-impact ‘Innovation Projects’ with easy access to the expertise and technologies on offer through a single point of contact. For SMEs the Innovation Projects are 100% subsided by ACTPHAST.

The technologies available within the consortium range from fibre optics and micro optics, to highly integrated photonic platforms, with capabilities extending from design through to full system prototyping. At Tyndall all our photonics packaging facilities and expertise are fully available through ACTPHAST. For companies that have no experience in photonics technology a full technical support service is offered.

Please register your interest for this SME-focussed programme at



Contact enquiry (at) tyndall (dot) ie for all Business Development enquiries

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