Empowering Photonics

The consortium will provide a series of European photonics workshops, with the aim of providing SMEs with solutions on how to overcome the market barriers and boost collaboration via pre-arranged B2B meetings.

The project will also look to coordinate regional, national and European strategies and financial resources to the benefit of the local ecosystem and the regional smart specialisation strategies.

Companies developing photonics-based products for these markets face highly specific Go-to-Market challenges such as long time to market adoption, complex regulatory frameworks and high barriers to market entry to name but a few. They are often in need of support from public funding to help them cross the “Valley of Death” between innovation and commercialisation.


Photonics has been selected by the European Commission as one of the key enabling technologies to furthering technology in Healthcare and Agriculture and Food.