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PhotonHub Europe - One-stop-shop open access to photonics innovation support

To help SMEs deploy photonics-based technologies faster and more efficiently.

Project subject:

PhotonHub Europe is a €19 million funded European H2020 photonics innovation hub with 53 competence centers across Europe. The goal of the hub is to help SMEs deploy photonics-based technologies faster and more efficiently.

To accelerate the uptake and deployment of photonics technologies by European industry, PhotonHub will create a unique photonics innovation center that will integrate all the best technologies, facilities, expertise and experience of 53 leading competence centers across Europe. This Hub will be a one-stop shop with open access for any company anywhere in Europe that wants to innovate using photonics.

PhotonHub will provide European companies, in particular “non-photonics” SMEs that are first users and early adopters of photonics, with open access and guided orienteering through the PhotonHub front office in Brussels, across a broad range of services and capabilities covering:

  • Training and upskilling supports
  • “Test before invest” Innovation support
  • Supports to find investment

ALPhANOV's role:

ALPhANOV's role in this project is to provide its expertise and technical means in the field of special optical fibers and laser machining.

ALPhANOV will also have a role in the project at the training level. Its contribution will be made through PYLA, its unique training center in France in the field of lasers, optics, photonics, electronics and hyperfrequencies. The PYLA training center has premises entirely dedicated to the organization of continuing education courses for professionals that can be used in the framework of the PhotonHub Europe project.

Partners:PhotonHub Europe

53 partners (manufacturers, clusters, research institutes etc.).


EU - Horizon 2020 – Innovation Action

More information on the PhotonHub Project