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NextPho21 provides support to the European Photonics21 community to develop a European industrial strategy to 2030. NextPho21 will engage more than 3,000 Photonics21 and end-industry experts and will focus on future market opportunities arising from current megatrends such as digitisation, urbanisation and smart anything everywhere which disrupt business models and whole industries.

Through the development of a joint strategy, the European photonics industry will be in the pole position to become a key driver of this revolution. NextPho21 implements a dedicated set of actions to increase the investments in photonics research, development and manufacturing by European venture capital funds and the European Investment Bank to bring photonics innovation to the market. It will trigger cross regional and cross member state strategy development and investments in photonics respectively by providing a coordination and support platforms to these stakeholder groups. 

Coordinator: VDI, Photonics (Austria)
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Joesuun Tiedepuisto Oy (Finland)
Comité National Optique et de Photonique Association (CNOP) (France)
Vereniging PhotonicsNL (PNL) (Netherlands)
Ekonomiska föreningen PhotonicSweden (EaPS) (Sweden)
Verein Schweizer Laser und Photonik Netz (Switzerland)
Knowledge Transfer Network Limited (UK)
Associazione Italiana di Elettrotecnica (Italy)
Przemysłowe Centrum Optyki (Poland)
University College Cork – Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Hellenic Photonics Cluster (HPhos) (Greece)

EU H2020 Projects

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