HOST PARTNERS

 
 
ACTPHAST 4.0

ACTPHAST 4.0

ACTPHAST 4.0 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 4.0 Partners), enabling companies to exploit the tremendous commercial potential of applied photonics. There are 24 research institutes who together make up the ACTPHAST 4.0 Partners. Together the ACTPHAST 4.0 Partners provide a full spectrum of photonics technology platforms ranging from fibre optics and micro optics, to highly integrated photonic platforms (7 technology platforms in all), with capabilities extending from design through to full system prototyping. ACTPHAST 4.0 operates as an open call to all European companies (big and small, but particularly targeted at SMEs) so they 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.

Gillamor Stephens

Gillamor Stephens

Gillamor Stephens is a leading Executive Search company serving the European Technology and Digital markets. We have genuine global capability through our executive search alliance - Access Search Partners - with operations in the US and across Asia. Gillamor Stephens has supported the European Venture Capital and Private Equity markets for fifteen years, building the executive and non-executive management teams for over 350 early and mid-stage technology companies.

Photonics21

Photonics21

The European Technology Platform Photonics21 unites the majority of the leading photonics industries and relevant R&D stakeholders along the whole economic value chain throughout Europe. Today Photonics21 has more than 2500 members. Photonics21 aims to establish Europe as a leader in the development and deployment of photonics technologies wihtin the various applications fields such as ICT, lighting, industrial manufacturing, life science, safety as well as in education and training.The ETP Photonics21 coordinates photonics research and innovation priorities and provides input to the European research framework programme Horizon 2020.

Silverpeak

Silverpeak

Silverpeak provides independent advice on M&A and financing transactions to outstanding growth technology companies. Our team has 150 years combined experience and over 200 completed deals in technology investment banking with deep domain expertise in Enterprise Software & SaaS, FinTech, Enabling Technologies, Business Services, Internet & Digital Media, Healthtech and Mobility. Our network of relationships and reach is truly global, serving clients across Europe and beyond: the vast majority of our deals involve counterparties from the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to our multi-national team, Silverpeak is a member of Globalscope, the international M&A advisor network, with people on the ground in over 45 countries across every continent.

 
 

SUPPORT PARTNERS

 

EPIC

EPIC

EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organizations working in the field of photonics in Europe. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, supports EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, pavilions at exhibitions.

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

The Eindhoven University of Technology is a university of technology located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Its motto is Mens agitat molem (The mind brings matter into motion). The university was the second of its kind in the Netherlands, only Delft University of Technology existed previously. Until mid-1980 it was known as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (abbr. THE). In 2011 QS World University Rankings placed Eindhoven at 146th internationally, but 61st globally for Engineering & IT. Furthermore, in 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings, TU/e was placed at the 52-75 bucket internationally in Engineering/Technology and Computer Science (ENG) category and at 34th place internationally in the field of Computer Science. In 2003 a European Commission report ranked TU/e at third place among all European research universities (after Cambridge and Oxford and at equal rank with TU Munich), thus making it the highest ranked Technical University in Europe

High Tech Campus Eindhoven

High Tech Campus Eindhoven

High Tech Campus Eindhoven is the smartest km² in The Netherlands with more than 135 companies, startups and institutes. Some 10,000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs are working on developing future technologies and products that will affect the lives of billions of people. The ecosystem of open collaboration helps Campus based companies to accelerate innovation, by offering easy access to high tech facilities and international networks. Campus companies (a.o. Philips, NXP, IBM, Intel) strategically decide what knowledge, skills and R&D facilities they share in order to achieve faster, better and more customer-oriented innovation in the application fields Health, Energy and Smart Environments. Located at the heart of Brainport, Campus companies are responsible for nearly 40% of all Dutch patent applications. www.hightechcampus.com

PhotonDelta

PhotonDelta

PhotonDelta is a growing ecosystem in Europe that covers a network of companies and knowledge institutes that intensively co-operates for the last 25 years in the research, design, development and manufacturing of integrated photonics technologies and components. Mainly focused on the Netherlands, such a collective and long-standing effort has led us to acquire unique competences and assets in the domain of photonics integrated circuits (PICs). Integrated photonics is a key enabling technology to create scalable solutions for societal and technological challenges the world faces today. By working together within a mission-driven ecosystem, we innovate, reduce time-to-market and create economy of scale that benefits us all. PhotonDelta provides access, knowledge, business development and funding to our partners. Our goal is to further establish and grow the integrated photonics ecosystem by 2026.