In Europe, several clusters in optics and photonics exist; Each one trying independently to promote and develop activities in optics and photonics in its home country but without links to other European clusters. With this project, we propose to create a pan-European network to link the various optical clusters across Europe in order to develop relationships and establish best practise in knowledge transfer.
This project aims to coordinate the various optics networks. It is articulated around three main ideas:
- Utilising existing national clusters with close links to universities and industry in the home countries.
- The development of partnerships and improved relationships between clusters from different countries, thereby helping academics and industrials across Europe achieve better coordination to the benefit of the European economy.
- The analysis of a common methodology and formation of a best practise to improve the networking between these clusters and as a baseline for the development of this network and other clusters in the same field.
There is a hope that this best practise could be exported to other technology fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology. This project will involve several European partners including Greece, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom in the proposed European Network of Optical Clusters (ENOC).
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Funding SchemeCA - Coordination action