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Photonics Applications Week (September 27 – October 1, 2021, https://photonicsapplicationsweek.com/ ) is an umbrella event, focused on real-life business applications, gathering a mix of specialists, enthusiasts and end-users from verticals [Consumer electronics, Agri& Food, IT & Datacom, Industry 4.0, Military & Aerospace, Health Care, IoT & Autonomous Systems] and Photonics industry. PHAPPS Week includes workshops, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, networking events, debates and hackathons organised by different companies and institutions involved in Photonics.

Photonics  – the science of light – is shaping 21st century innovations in virtually all industries. The Photonics Application Week (PHAPPS Week) is geared towards the business professional who wants to know more about the practical applications of photonics in his or her industry.

Phapps week is all about practice and applications. During the workshops, exhibitions, lectures, networking events, debates and hackathons you get first-hand experience and insight into how the fast growing field of photonics can benefit your business and industry.

Why?
As often with a new technology the focus is on the technology and what it can do, Technology Push. Many times the related industry is inwards looking, which is important for the required gain in performance and quality of the technology. But at a certain moment the industry needs to turn to the enduser and needs to ask what they need, Market Pull. But that is not easy!
The state of photonics technology is right now at this turning point.
Now it is therefore important that the enduser (the application areas / verticals) learn about Photonics and more importantly tell the photonics industry what they need.
The PHAPPS Week is the week where this matchmaking takes place and where the verticals invite the photonic industry.

What?
To share knowledge and insights in the business and technology, do business and create collaborations. So it should NOT be a get together from all people from within the Photonics Industry! Not just conferences, but workshops, demos, tours and hackathons as well. Market pull versus technology push.

How?
It is obvious that the level of knowledge on photonics amongst the professionals within the verticals varies enormously. The same counts for photonics professionals. So both sides have to be educated.
Therefore it is important to have several type of events which can cover one or more of the following items.

For the Verticals professionalsFor the Photonics professionals
What is photonics: “Photonics for Outsiders” What is the actual status of photonics for and in my vertical What would I want to be solved? How to learn the photonics professional to understand my vertical / industry How to develop / create together new products for my vertical Can we develop a product roadmap for short – long term Next steps How can Europe (H2020) / investors support usHow does the vertical operate or in other words understanding that industry: “Vertical for Outsiders” What is the actual status of photonics for and in this vertical How to understand what the vertical wants to be solved How to develop / create together new products for the vertical Can we develop a product roadmap for short – long term Next steps How can Europe (H2020) / investors support us

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