Hugo Thienpont key-note speaker at "Photonics Event 2012" in the Netherlands

April 2, 2012 at 15:44

The Photonics Event 2012, organized by the Photonics Cluster Netherlands and Microcentrum on 27 and 28 March in Nieuwegein, focused on “The impact of photonics on society and industry”. This year’s edition featured more than 50 exhibitors, 46 speakers, and 650 visitors.

B-PHOT’s director Prof. Hugo Thienpont opened the event as key-note speaker with a talk entitled “Photonics: Inspiration and Innovation for Europe”.

In this talk Prof. Thienpont touched upon photonics-driven innovation opportunities for European companies. He illustrated these opportunities and their economic and societal impact with recent practical realizations from collaborative initiatives between European companies and the B-PHOT research group of VUB. He focused on the innovation roadblocks which B-PHOT encounters when working with SMEs and on proven solutions to lower and remove these photonics-innovation barriers. 

B-PHOT’s booth at the exhibition was staffed by Nathalie Debaes and Johan Vlekken and displayed B-PHOT’s participation in the EU projects ACTMOST , PHOTONICS EXPLORERSMETHODS , and EUMINAFAB .


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