LIGHT2015 at the Photonics21 Annual Meeting 2016

The LIGHT2015 Project will be present at the Photonics21 Annual Meeting 2016 on 1-2 March 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.


The key focus of the event will be the launch of the photonics research and innovation priorities process for Horizon 2020 work programme 2018/2019.

The keynote speeches will include the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger and the Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) John Dudley.


The LIGHT2015 project will take part of the Photonics21 Work Group 7 Photonics Research, Education and Training Workshop on 2 March 2016.

In addition, the three outreach projects funded by the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP) within the Horizon 2020 and FP7 frameworks (LIGHT2015, GoPhoton! and Photonics4All) will share a space on the exhibition to increase the visibility of photonics and light-based technologies.

For more information, please visit the Photonics21 website.

About LIGHT2015

LIGHT2015 is a European project funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Commission. It aims to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public in all Member States of the EU during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).

LIGHT2015 activities will include LIGHTtalks, a series of inspirational events, which will take place throughout the European Union in different cities at different times for the whole duration of the project in order to bring photonics closer to students and entrepreneurs. A specific series of events targeted to local industry and entrepreneurs, will take place during the period 25-28 September 2015 to take advantage of the international “100 Hours / Weekend of Light” of the global IYL 2015 programme.

Another highlight of LIGHT2015 will be a community experiment on smartphone photonics where thousands of participants from throughout the EU will carry out optical measurements of the sky to yield information related to air pollution. To aid teachers and to inspire student, Photonics kits will be distributed to schools around Europe to support the scientific education at secondary schools.

LIGHT2015 Partners include the European Physical Society (EPS), the European Optical Society (EU), the Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI), Universiteit Leiden and EYESTvzw.


Jorge Rivero González
LIGHT2015 Project Officer

David Lee
LIGHT2015 Coordinator