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KA Dendermonde students exploring their future at VUB Photonics Innovation Center

Published on 13 May 2016

DREAM DAY helps students to discover their talents

At the age of 17 or 18 many youngsters are thinking about their future, and what to study to reach the ultimate job. DREAM DAY offers students from the 3rd stage ASO the breech of a whole year project around “future education”. Students of KA Dendermonde visited the Photonics Innovation Center in Gooik where Prof. Heidi Ottevaere and Ing. Tine De Pauw gave them an introduction in the exciting world of the science and technology of light.

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VUB researcher Yunfeng Nie wins Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship award 2016

Published on 11 May 2016

Yunfeng Nie

Yunfeng Nie, PhD at B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team, is the 2016 winner of the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship award. She wins the award for her continuing research on new design algorithms for specialty freeform imaging systems.

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The SPIE Brussels Student Chapter invites you to "LIGHTtalks" about "Careers in Photonics" on May, 10th

Published on 02 May 2016

The SPIE Brussels Student Chapter invites you to "LIGHTtalks" about "Careers in Photonics" on May, 10th

At the occasion of a special edition of their “Light Night”, the SPIE Brussels Student Chapter is organizing “LIGHTtalks” about “Careers in Photonics”. The goal is to create awareness among all students about the potential of photonics and its applications and career opportunities.

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B-PHOT presents ACTPHAST photonic innovation projects in photonics at Hannover Messe

Published on 02 May 2016

European Commissioner Carlos Moedas for Research, Science and Innovation visits ACTPHAST at Hannover Messe

During Hannover Messe, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology, B-PHOT had the pleasure to present innovating projects in photonics of small and medium companies that are collaborating with ACTPHAST. The ACTPHAST program, a European Commission supported large scale project, is designed to support all European SME with expertise in photonics and with cost-effective low risk guidance, up from R&D to prototyping, which allows companies to accelerate the development of their innovative projects.

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