From Research to Innovation
ACTPHAST for Researchers is specifically designed to support EU affiliated early career researchers (including the UK and Switzerland) with:
- providing access & deep technology support funded by ACTPHAST4R;
- demonstration of conceptual breakthroughs of advanced photonics technology platforms from 24 of Europe’s leading photonics research organisations;
- creating links with industry and bringing their innovations to society.
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Join us on Thursday 21 October from 2 PM to 5 PM CEST to explore the range of opportunities available.

2:00-2:10 | Opening
Yann Amouroux - Director Europe at OPTICA (formerly OSA), UK

2:10-2:30 | Photonics: Key Technology for a Sustainable World
Hugo Thienpont - Director B-PHOT Brussels Photonics (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & recipient of the 2021 SPIE Gold Medal Award, BE

2:30-3:00 | ACTPHAST4R: Open Access to European Photonics Prototyping Platforms for Innovation-driven Researchers'
Nathalie Debaes - EU Project Support Officer B-PHOT Brussels Photonics (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & ACTPHAST central point of contact, BE

3:00-4:00 | Panel discussion: Motivations, Barriers, Support and Solutions for Innovation
Hosted by Tatevik Chalyan, postdoc researcher B-PHOT Brussels Photonics (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & OPTICA (formerly OSA) Ambassador 2021, BE

4:00-4:50 | Networking session: Engage with the experts
Meet the experts in Gather Town (link will be announced)

4:50-5:00 | Closing remarks
By Hugo Thienpont and Yann Amouroux
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