Recent developments on ACTPHAST: The one-stop-shop solution for supporting photonics innovation in European companies

ACTPHAST supports and accelerates the innovation capacity of European companies by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe's leading photonics research centres (the ACTPHAST Partners), enabling companies to exploit the tremendous commercial potential of applied photonics. There are 23 research institutes who together make up the ACTPHAST Partners.

Together the ACTPHAST Partners provide a full spectrum of photonics technology platforms ranging from fibre optics and micro optics, to highly integrated photonic platforms, with capabilities extending from design through to full system prototyping.

ACTPHAST has been geographically configured to ensure all of Europe's companies can avail of timely, cost-effective, and low risk photonics innovation support, and that the extensive range of capabilities within the consortium can impact across a wide range of industrial sectors and application domains, from communications to consumer-related products, and life sciences to industrial manufacturing.

The access to top-level experts and leading photonics technology platforms provided by the ACTPHAST consortium is realized through focused innovation projects executed in relatively short timeframes (typically 6-9 months) with a critical mass of suitably qualified companies with high potential product concepts. As a result of these projects, the overall ACTPHAST program is expected to deliver a substantial increase in the revenues and employment numbers of the supported companies by supporting the development of new product opportunities and addressing emerging markets.

For more information please visit the project’s Website, watch our video on YouTube or find a local contact from our Outreach Team across Europe.

Key Persons

Peter Doyle: +32 (0)479/79.46.00,

Nathalie Debaes: +32 (0)494/82.49.41,

Local Outreach Coordinator - Greece

Dimitris Apostolopoulos, ICCS: +30 210 7722871,