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An efficient and effective platform for the cooperation of photonics clusters and the exploitation of European SMEs potential

An efficient and effective platform for the cooperation of photonics clusters and the exploitation of European SMEs potential

Objective

Photonics is a key innovation driver in many research and application areas like telecommunications, lighting, entertainment, laser-assisted manufacturing and sensors. Europe is a leading actor in the photonics sector, responsible of 20,3%, of the global productionIt is paramount to create a solid framework and virtual infrastructure, foster the competitiveness and global leadership of the EU photonic industry and contribute to the creation of growth and jobs in Europe, whilst raising, at the same time, the awareness of the importance of photonics by all stakeholders, including industry, academia and wider public.However, as of 2013, the picture of the EU photonics clusters is relatively negative, in particular: i) academia and industry face difficulties in networking efficiently; ii) there is inability and a lack of ambition in extending targets and cooperation; iii) important actors are missing in the value chain; iv) clusters' roles and activities are still non-uniform and are fragmented at the regional and national levels.The Light Jumps project stems from the need to overcome present difficulties and the need to establish a coherent European framework for supporting industry to tap into and exploit the vast opportunities of photonic technologies in wide range of application areas.The Light Jumps project will connect photonic clusters, enabling technologies and stakeholders (research partners and SMEs), with clusters and stakeholders in specific application areas, as such bridging communities and help overcoming fragmentation. Light Jumps will build and "market-test" a unified and structured industry-driven classification scheme, knowledge framework, support methodologies, interlinked communities and web-based tools to harness the potential of EU companies.

Coordinator

CIAOTECH Srl

Address

Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 163 566

Administrative Contact

Eleonora Ercoli (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

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EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 50 533

PNO INNOVATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 74 310

ORGANIC ELECTRONICS SAXONY MANAGEMENT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 114 233

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 529

INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 129 761

POLE OPTITEC

France

EU Contribution

€ 110 157

FONDATION SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

ASSOCIAZIONE LAZIO CONNECT

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 75 769

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 75 706

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 67 089

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 86 691

STICHTING SENSOR CITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 150 656

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619463

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 465 915

  • EU contribution

    € 1 170 000

Coordinated by:

CIAOTECH Srl

Italy