Subject: Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics – May 2023 – Candela Foundation & PPTF

May 2023 – Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics

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Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics

edition#18 (May 2023)

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Good morning!

We present to you the May edition of the Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics. This month marks International Day of Light – as a commemoration of the day the world's first laser was fired. May was also a time of numerous meetings, including the second edition of the Photonics Job Fair.

We invite you to read and share your feedback with us,
Candela Foundation

Polish Technological Platform on Photonics

zdjęcie przedstawicie firmy Sygnis oraz Adama Piotrowskiego

Second edition of Photonics Job Fair

On 12 May, in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University of Technology, the 2nd International Photonics Job Fair took place as part of the Day of Light celebrations. This year's edition brought together 15 exhibitors, including representatives of the Berlin-based cluster OpTecBB. The the Most Attractive Employer of the Photonic Job Fair Award went to Fibrain - congratulations!

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Job board

PhD Fellowship in laser physics

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

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Specjalista technologii wzrostu


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Inżynier ds. mikroobróbki laserowej


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Meeting of four technology clusters

Representatives of the Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster took part in a meeting of technology clusters, which was held at the university on the initiative of the Military University of Technology. The aim of the meeting was to define the directions of cooperation for the development of Polish industry.

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Noctiluca opens new laboratory

Noctiluca, a Toruń-based company developing emitters for OLED displays, officially opened a new laboratory on 11 May. The company is working with global leaders in OLED technology. The larger production area and new equipment will expand the company's ability to fulfil current and future orders.

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Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster with 51 Founding Members

According to the Cooperation Agreement, the Founding Members of the Cluster were entities that submitted membership declarations within the first month of its existence. By 30 April 2023, a total of 51 companies, universities, institutes and organisations had fulfilled this condition.

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Award for GasEye Extractive

The GasEye Extractive laser gas analyser from Airoptic in Poznań has won the Product of the Year award at the Analyzer Technology Conference - the largest US conference for industrial process analysis technology. Congratulations!

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Contract for VIGO Photonics detectors

VIGO Photonics, a manufacturer of mid-infrared detectors and modules from Ożarów Mazowiecki, has signed a contract to supply infrared detectors to a customer from Germany. The deliveries covered by the contract are a continuation of previous cooperation and will be completed in 2023, with a value of between €2.9 million and €3.5 million.

(Fot. VIGO Photonics)

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zdjęcie przedstawiciel delegacji OpTecBB

Delegation from OpTecBB in Warsaw

Traditionally in May, Warsaw was visited by a delegation of members of the Berlin-based photonics cluster OpTecBB - the largest photonics cluster in the world. The guests held a series of more and less formal meetings, visited the headquarters of VIGO Photonics, Łukasiewicz-IMIF, Ensemble3 and CEZAMAT and took part in the Photonics Job Fair.

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Research highlights

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New method for the production of zinc oxide quantum dots

Nanocrystalline zinc oxide (ZnO) is widely used in light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic cells as an electron transport layer. Still, a major limitation in the development of these technologies is the lack of sufficiently high quality zinc oxide quantum dots. A new method for producing zinc oxide quantum dots has been developed by a team of researchers from the Warsaw University of Technology.

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Innovative method for measuring magnetism

Researchers from the University of Warsaw have uniquely used nanodiamonds and optical fibres to precisely measure magnetic fields. As they explain, optical measurements of magnetism offer accuracy unattainable by other methods and, what is more, they work even in the presence of a strong background, such as the Earth's magnetic field. On the inner wall of such optical fibres, they place diamond nanowires that react to the magnetic field and influence light transport.

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PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe (PHE) is a Europe-wide support network for entrepreneurs who want to incorporate innovative photonic solutions into their products or processes. Supported by national PhotonHubs, the 36 top European technology centres offer information and training, business support, support in raising funding and a wide network of contacts - and above all the opportunity to experiment, test and develop technologies (including scaling up production). PhotonHub also comprehensively supports startups. However, the main part of its offer is high-end technology services, available at a very significant discount thanks to EU funding.

These services are available to all entities in the EU, with a special focus on SMEs. The PPTF is the Polish partner of PHE as the national photonics hub.

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Deadlines for project submissions in 2023

PhotonHub supports innovation by funding technology services. Funding is provided through projects developed by companies in collaboration with a selected technology centre.

The decisions of funding are made every two months by the Project Evaluation Team (PET).

In order for a project to be evaluated and be eligible for funding in 2023, it must be submitted on time:

  • by 31 May to be evaluated before the summer holidays;

  • by 23 August, for the PET to assess it in early September;

  • by 5 October, for the PET to assess the project before the end of October

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