About: photonics

Digital & Media 11-03-2020

Europe’s resilience in the global photonics marketplace

Europe's well-established intellectual and scientific history in developing optical technologies has brought the continent to its current position as the second-highest global manufacturer of photonics equipment. With rapid development over recent years, the technology could help the EU to attain its political goal of technological sovereignty.
Digital & Media 10-03-2020

The world’s first augmented reality surgical operation

For Giovanni Badiali, it is a day like any other. Adorned in the standard surgical attire, he enters the operating room and prepares his medial implements with the patient lying flat before him.
Digital & Media 09-03-2020

Harnessing the power of light: A European history of photonics

Europe has a long and rich history of harnessing the power of light to extend the technical and practical capacities of the human species. The modern day utilisation of light for such means takes its form in the technology of photonics, and today, Europe's clout in the arena is formidable.

Laser lobby bids for billions in EU research cash

A consortium of industry groups working on laser systems has proposed one of the largest ever public-private partnerships (PPPs) in European research, putting €5.6 billion on the table in return for a €1.4 billion injection of EU R&D cash.