Photonics Summer Schools and Open Days

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9th Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School: IQP – Integrated Quantum Photonics

March 26th-April 1st, 2017, Trento, Italy

The Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter Schools are biannual meetings, which address relevant topics of Optoelectronics and Photonics. The School has the tradition to bring together a large number of PhD students and young researchers from all parts of the world who, in a one-week of an intense program, follow a series of lectures on selected topics. The lectures are held by internationally recognized experts in the field. At the same time, the students are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful location where the school is organized. This year the school will focus on Integrated Quantum Photonics and will take place in Folgaria near Trento (Italy) on March 26th-April 1st, 2017.

Applications are open. The deadline for application is February 28th, 2017. More detailed information can be found on the school webpage:

International School on Light Sciences and Technologies

June 19-23, 2017, Santander, Spain

Aware of the key role that light is playing and what is more important will play in the sciences, in technologies in the economies and in the societies of the XXI century, the UIMP has decided to create the "International School on light Sciences and Technologies (ISLIST)". This school is envisioned to be a worldwide top International forum (every fourth week of June) on Light Sciences and Technologies in the framework of a "special top university" that is recognized as the "university of universities" and in a privileged environment: The Royal Magdalena Palace in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. Each edition of this international school will have an intensification or main core in a specific application area and additional current hot topics.

Light in Energy and Environment is the core of this 2017 edition.

For more information visit the schools website and download the official announcement.

The Call for applications of International Student Grants is now Open

The application can be performed from February 27 to April 2, 2017. Students will be notified of grant assignments by April 7, 2017. A minimum of 15 grants will be assigned.

The call for applications of Grants for Spanish Students or Students of any nationality but working/studying in Spanish institutions will start (tentatively) during April 2017 and the due date will be at the end of this month. A minimum of 15 grants will be assigned.

In any case, Bachelor, Master and PhD Students can apply for two kinds of student grants: i) Registration Grants or ii) Full Grants that covercourse registration, accommodation and living expenses.

For more details about student Grants, please visit:

Photonics for Health - Poseidon Summer School 2017

June 18-22, 2017, San Martino di Castrozza, Italy

The aim of the Summer School "Photonics for Health" is at focusing on different applications of photonic devices on theme "Health" and at disseminating the results of some European Projects, giving information about the most recent and relevant research topics.

The class topics will contain basic photonics components, related technologies and design methods. Speakers will cover multidisciplinary know-how including competences on:

  • Photonics & Immunoplasmonics
  • Biosensing & Biochemistry
  • Microfluidics, System Integration & Engineering

Photonics will be presented as the basis and the core technology but a lot of other common research topics are essential to reach the success.

Among lectures and social events in the amazing surroundings of the Dolomites Mountains, even EU funded projects will be presented as significant case studies of Photonics applied to Health for Diagnostics and for Bio-Security. In the context of Photonics 21 platform, this Summer School will give to the participants the unique opportunity of exploiting the potentialities of the European network.

Applications are open. More information can be found on the school's website.


Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting 2017


New Flyer informs about the Photonics PPP & Key Photonics Industry Data

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Photonics Market Report - Economic impact of the sector