7 - 11 April 2024
Strasbourg, France
Special Event
Photonics Marketplace II
10 April 2024 • 10:00 - 16:00 CEST | Hall Rhin, Photonics Marketplace, Rhin Hall 

10:15 - 12:00 hrs
Horizon Europe: Funding opportunities and Open Science Policies

10:15 – 10:20 hrs

Anna Mignani
Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)

10:20 – 10:45 hrs
Open Science Policies and Research Assessment at the European Research Council (ERC)

Anna Pelagotti
European Research Council (Belgium)

Currently Open Science (Open Access to publications, Research Data Management, Citizen Science etc.) practices are embedded throughout Horizon Europe, the research funding programme of the European Commission. Traditional research assessment systems often relies on quantitative indicators related to journal publications as proxies for research and researchers quality and impact.
In the past year, the Scientific Council of the ERC introduced changes in the evaluation processes for the 2024 calls for research proposals.

10:45 – 11:10 hrs
European Research Council calls: scientific excellence at the basis of frontier research

Vittorianna Tasco
European Research Council (Belgium)

The European Research Council funds individual scientists to carry out excellent research at the frontiers of knowledge in Europe. This presentation provides an overview of all ERC grant schemes and is aimed for potential applicants either already based or interested in setting up their own group in Europe.

11:10 – 11:35 hrs
The EU Photonics Partnership - Current Activities and Funding Opportunities

Sybille Niemeier
Photonics 21, Coordinator Photonics Partnership Secretariat Brussels (Germany / Belgium)

The European Technology Platform Photonics21 represents the photonics community of industry and research organisations. Jointly with the European Commission our members develop and implement a common photonics strategy in a (co-programmed) Horizon Europe Photonics Partnership. The talk will provide an overview over current (strategic) activities and the call topic suggestions for the Horizon Europe work programmes 2025 and 2026/2027.

11:35 – 12:00 hrs
PhotonHub Europe: a unique one-stop-shop photonics innovation hub for European SME’s

Lien Smeesters
PhotonHub (Belgium)

PhotonHub drives photonics innovation along a diversity of industry domains within the European industry, boosting competitiveness and impact, while fostering new business and business models. PhotonHub has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (Grant Agreement n°101016665), in Public Private Partnership with Photonics21.

13:30 - 14:00 State of the Art Overviews

13:30 – 14:00 hrs
Laser technologies for advanced manufacturing
John Lopez
Club Laser et Procédés and Univ. of Bordeaux (France)

Laser technologies have a huge potential for innovative, competitive and sustainable manufacturing. We will illustrate this point through five examples relating to surface engineering, additive manufacturing, welding assembly and functionalization of dielectric materials.

John is the president of CLP (Club Laser et Procédés) as well as working at University of Bordeaux.

14:00 – 14:30 hrs
High-speed imaging, history, and state of the art

Wilfried Uhring
Univ. of Strasbourg (France)

Cameras allow us to observe physical phenomena that are not discernible to the naked eye, either because they are more sensitive or faster. The evolution of high-speed imaging throughout history and advancements in photography technology have enabled us to witness ever-faster phenomena, to the point where we can even see light itself in motion.

Professor Wilfried Uhring is Head of Electronic and Photonics Department of the ICube Research Institute.

14:45 - 16:00 hrs:
Innovation Village Announcement and Ceremony