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International Year of Light in 2015

Turn on the light!    The IYL-2015 has started!

The International Year of Light 2015 was launched last week in Paris with a two-day conference hosted by UNESCO and gathering more than 1000 key players and politicians!

PhotonicSweden was there and a short report with the programme of the conference can be downloaded below.

Introduce a girl to the exciting world of Photonics

Global event: Introduce a girl to the exciting world of PhotonicsThis evening we will show you - young women - how photonics impacts the world. We also hope to encourage you to choose Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for your future career.

Fotonik - ljus i stället för el 

20 min report in Sweden’s Radio (SverigesRadio) on 2015-05-18

Nominera årets optik och fotonikföretag

Optik och Fotonikpriset-2015 – för framgångar under föregående år

Det stora optik och fotonikpriset delas årligen ut till ett företag inom ämnesområdet, som har utmärkt sig både tekniskt och ekonomiskt under det föregående året. Pristagaren kan exempelvis premieras för tekniska innovationer, för lyckade ekonomiska satsningar eller för uppvisad god lönsamhet. Det finns inget krav på att företaget skall vara medlem i PhotonicSweden.


via mail till Petra Bindig:

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.


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