The summary report from the Industry-Academia panel discussion that took place in Grenoble in November 2012 is available online. You can download it here: N4E industry-academia workshop 2012 - From research to profit: panel discussion (990.56 kB)
The following institutions have recently joined the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency NoE as Associate Members:
- Corning S.A.S. Corning European Technology Center www.corning.com
- Institute of Solic State Physics, University of Bremen www.ifp.uni-bremen.de
- LEITAT Technological Center www.leitat.org
- Université Libre de Bruxelles www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/ont
- University of the Basque Country dipc.ehu.es/nanolab
The Multifunctional Optical Materials Group of the Institute of Materials Science in Seville, CSIC is now an Associate Member to the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence.
INL, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon is now an Associate Member to the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence.
The new FP7 project PhotoNVoltaics aims at enabling the development of a new and disruptive solar cell generation resulting from the marriage of crystalline-silicon photovoltaics (PV) with advanced light-trapping schemes from the field of nanophotonics.
The project consortium is composed by 7 institutions from 3 different European countries. IMEC (the project coordinator) and Obducat are Associate Members of the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence.
The Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) in Bombay (India) is now an Associate Member of the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence.
INESC - University of Porto is now an Associate member of the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence.
The Nanophotonics Europe Association has just published the document "Nanophotonics - A Forward Look", which summarises the conclusions and recommendations of the Workshop held in London in July 2012. The document presents a number of potential applications of nanophotonics, illustrating their potential commercial and/or societal impact. You can download the document here.
The World's Leading Symposium on Lithography and Nanofabrication
EIPBN, the “3-Beams”, Conference, is the premier conference on the science and technology of nanopatterning. Traditionally focused on electron, ion, and photon beams, (the 3 beams), the technology of nanofabrication covered in this conference has grown to include nanoimprint and molecular self-assembly as well. This conference is the place to hear the newest techniques and the latest advances in patterning and device fabrication technology.
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We would like to inform you about the open Public Consultation on the Roadmap “Energy-efficient Buildings PPP beyond 2013”. The consultation process is conducted by the the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA), under the umbrella of the European Construction technology Platform (ECTP) and your are invited to participate and provide your feedback.
The consultation process provides a unique opportunity for sending your contribution to shaping the Research and Innovation Roadmap towards Horizon 2020. You can download the feedback form and find any further information via following link:
If you would like to participate and provide your feedback the completed Feedback Form should be sent to
by 1 October 2012.
This workshop focuses on the dissemination of knowledge generated in CSSL project to industry and academic institutions.
The workshop format is organised into plenary talks about the hottest issues in LED lamp design, covering all related fields associated with this technology: LED manufacturing, packaging, driver design, dimmering and design for reliability of these systems.
In addition, all demonstrators produced during CSSL execution are going to be presented during coffee breaks, to show the research and development achievements. User perception and field tests have been carried out to verify and optimise their architecture, which can be discussed among the attendees.
The results of a study on "Photonics Technologies and Markets for a Low Carbon Economy" have just been published (you can download the document here). The study assesses the European potential in five green photonic technologies: Photovoltaics, Lighting and Displays, Communications, Sensors and instrumentation and Clean Manufacturing.
The document highlights photovoltaics and energy efficient lighting as two of the most promising alternatives to improve energy efficiency and European competitiveness. In particular:
- Photovoltaics is expected to make a major contribution to the 2020 renewable energy generation target - ptentially 12% of EU energy requirements may be satisfied by photovoltaics compared to a global figure of 0.2% in 2010.
- The use of energy efficient lighting and communications can achieve an estimated 40% energy saving compared to using current technologies
The Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Young Researcher’s Exchange Programme main objective is to foster collaboration between institutions working on Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency. It provides funds for travel, accommodation and subsistence to cover the expenses of young researchers (PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) visiting another company or research group in order to carry out collaborative work or to explore new possible collaborations.