Optics & Photonics in Sweden 2014 (OPS) 11 and 12 November

The Optics & Photonics in Sweden conference (OPS) 2014 was held on the 11th and 10th of November in Gothenburg at Chalmers technical university under the General Chair Anders Larsson.

Some of the presentation held are now ready for downloading:

Pitch Talks of the exhibitors:

http://www.photonicsweden.com/files/OPS2014/ OPS2014-All-PitchTalks.pdf

talks of the scientific session A and the industrial session B:

Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB) awarded Best Optics and Photonics Company


AHAB is this year’s winner of PhotonicSweden's industry award for its contribution to the the field of photonics, that develops and markets airborne measurement system based on LIDAR technology and to its technology strength and successful business development. The prize was handed today to CTO Andreas Axelsson at a ceremony at the conference on Optics and Photonics in Gothenburg, Sweden.

International Year of Light in 2015

UNESCO Executive Board supports International Year of Light and Light-based technologies (IYL2015) in 2015

please visit the Swedish homepage for the International Year of Light  - Ljusåret for more information  www.ljus2015.se

Nytt ljus gav Nobelpris i fysik och kemi


Nytt ljus gav Nobelpris i fysik och kemi

Fotonens århundrade

Årets Nobelpris i fysik har tilldelats de tre japanska forskarna, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano och Shuji Nakamura,

”för uppfinningen av effektiva blå lysdioder vilka möjliggjort ljusstarka och energisnåla vita ljuskällor”.

OASIS EU project

The European project OASIS aims to improve the links between life science facilities and small and medium size entreprises (SMEs). Previous large investments in these facilities will be more accessible to SMEs, which will enhance their competitive advantage in new products development and validation in the field of biophotonics.OASIS is an EU project of the category Coordination and Support Action (CSA). It involved 9 Photonics Clusters (2 national platforms and 7 regional clusters) from 7 countries.

Swedish government invests in smart electronics and photonics systems

To say it in a nutshell: electronic and photonic components and systems can be found everywhere today, from a pedometer to a hydroelectric power station, and it grows in importance from an economic perspective.  Swedish electronics and photonics components and systems are important as export products and as well as enablers for industrial growth and a sustainable development of society. Energy sufficiency, wireless communication, advanced measurement instruments and energy saving production are just a few examples.

Horizon2020 Official documents Draft work programmes 2014-2015

Photonics Agenda launched

Photonics, A Key Enabling Technology for Sweden For the first time, a common strategic research and innovation agenda has been developed by the Swedish photonics community. This is the result of a 2 years work involving a hundred experts throughout the country and supported by the European Commission and by VINNOVA. To make photonics more visible in Sweden and show its large potential is a strong urgency. A lot happens worldwide and Sweden should be a highly active actor and significant beneficiary of the strong expected growth of photonics.

What is Photonics?

1.        A Day Without Photonics: A modern horror story


Activities of PhotonicSweden

PhotonicSweden activities include providing a National Strategy in Photonics, stimulate networking in the area, and to market Swedish optics and photonics.

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