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ASPICE



Action to
S
upport

Photonic Innovation Clusters in Europe

Alastair Wilson

ASPICE
-

Coordinator

Alastair Wilson, ESP Central
alastair.wilson@espcentral.com

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Project


FP7 project funded under
Collaborative Support Action
(CSA) to promote cooperation
and collaboration across Europe’s
photonics clusters.


Project commenced in Sept 2011
and will have a duration of 3
years


EU regards clusters as powerful
engines of economic
development and drivers of
innovation

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What is a cluster?

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“Clusters are geographically close groups of
interconnected companies and associated
institutions in a particular field, linked by
common technologies and skills. They
normally exist within a geographic area where
ease of communication, logistics and personal
interaction is possible. Clusters are normally
concentrated in regions and sometimes in a
single town”
.

Michael Porter

Cluster initiatives in Europe


European Cluster Observatory


an online platform providing a
single access point to information
and analysis of clusters and
cluster policy in Europe.


European Cluster Alliance


an
open platform fostering
transnational cooperation
between policy makers to
improve cluster policies


European Cluster Collaboration
Platform
-

improvement of
cluster performance and
competitiveness through
stimulation of European and
international cluster
collaboration.


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What is ASPICE about?

Purpose
:


Foster collaboration across EU Photonics clusters to:


Increase level of research and innovation,


Strengthening European economy and competitiveness


Focus collaboration on
a
pplication of photonics to two of
Europe’s societal challenges:


Healthcare for aging society,


Safety and Security for Europe’s citizens (excluding
military).


Improve operation of Europe’s value chains

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Project team

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National University

of
Ireland,
Galway

Southern European Cluster

in
Photonics and
Optics

Opticsvalley


ESP Central

OptoNet


Foundation for
Research and
Technology


Hellas

Wroclaw Research
Centre EIT

Outcomes and deliverables


Best practices
for clusters and strategy for
implementation


Value chain analysis
for
technologies

that are:


Part of healthcare or security


Are present in EU clusters


Have a big market and market growth


Identifying
areas in need of cross cluster collaboration,

s
trategy

document on increasing collaboration


Dissemination and Matchmaking activities




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Approach to the project

Questionnairies
Interviews
Consultation
Workshop
Questionnairies
Interviews
Value
/
Supply Chains Models
Value
/
Supply
Matchmaking
Service
Cluster Practitioners
Best Practices
approach
Value Chain
Leveraging approach
Cluster Practitioners and Cluster
Members
KO
3
:
S
upporting Cooperation
and Collaboration
KO
2
:
Realising
Collaboration Opportunities
in Value
/
Supply Chains

Best Practices
Blueprint paper
KO
1
:
Best Practice
Analysis
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Best Practice Analysis


Formulate database of Photonics Clusters in
Europe



40 photonic clusters / national platforms in Europe have been identified.


Survey
of best practices for transnational collaboration and
coordination








We need your cooperation in this area


Develop a reference guide of good practices.


Validate the results in a consultation workshop


Disseminate the results to all clusters and platforms


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In progress

Best Practices


Coordination of collaborative research projects at a local,
national and EU level


Online member competence database


Regional technology
roadmapping


Student placements or hiring scientists and engineers


Organisation

of technology showcase events


Special Interest Groups in key applications of photonics
technology


Support to start
-
ups
-

university technology transfer


Mentoring of new cluster members


Provision
of
specialised

technical facilities


Inter
-
cluster networking and collaboration


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Realising Collaboration Opportunities in
Value/Supply chains


Phase
1


Definition and analysis of photonics technologies
and products in the 2 selected
challenges



Phase
2


Value chains and photonics clusters positioning
analysis










Phase
3


Action plan for cooperation between European
photonics
clusters

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Healthcare in an Aging Society


Societal cost of healthcare is
increasing


Different diseases will become
more predominant for which
treatments have to be
developed,


Having an older but healthy
workforce will become
essential since people will be
required to work longer to
relieve the financial burden on
society,


Technological innovation will
become necessary to
overcome these problems.


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Selection Criteria for Healthcare

Prevalence of
Illness

Healthcare
Cost

Impact on
Quality of Life

Importance of
Photonics in
Technology

Which
Photonic
Technologies /
Products?

Selection is difficult. Literature disagrees about selection criteria for supporting medical
technologies. We have the same issues.


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Market Data

Healthcare areas under consideration


Cardiovascular


Cancer


Diagnostics


Vision


Rehabilitation


Diabetes


Telehealth

and
Telemedicine


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Photonics and Healthcare


M
icroscopic
and spectroscopic methods
to manipulate
cell processes, tissues and whole organisms.


Non
-

invasive imaging methods


Diagnostics
utilising ‘lab
on a chip’ biosensors
.


Non
-
invasive or minimally invasive
treatments e.g. PDT


New labels that can be used for in vivo diagnostic
imaging in humans


High bandwidth optical communication in combination
with diagnostic imaging and
telemedicine


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Safety and Security for Europe’s citizens


Safety and Security covers all means to counter collective and
individual risks and threats


Security


preventive measures against physical and intentional
attacks


Safety


reduction of possible dangers from the operation of systems
and machinery or from environmental hazards



Safety and Security can be grouped into 4 areas


Intelligence surveillance and border Security


Security of citizens


Critical infrastructure protection


Restoration of safety and security in crisis


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Photonics and Security for Europe’s citizens


Surveillance
-

Cameras, sensor network architectures,
(in
-
depth) active imaging, smart pixels, eye
-
safe
sources, SWIR imaging, bolometer



Dangerous and prohibited goods

(
CBRN and explosive
detection)

-

THz sources and detectors, MWIR sources
and detectors, multispectral approaches, X rays
sources and detectors



Access

(Sea, Land and Air Border control
)
-

biometry,
face recognition



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Photonics and safety for Europe’s
citizens

Applications


Pollutant detection (Chemical,
Biological, Radiological, or
Nuclear)
-

CBRN)



Food
and Drinking Water safety



Mobility
and Transportation
safety, Air
Traffic Management


Structural
Health
Monitoring


Energy and Communication Grid
networks



Photonics technology


Deep UV sources, MWIR
sources and detectors, low
cost bolometers, SWIR
imaging,
high resolution
and large bandwidth
spectroscopy

tunable
sources,
fibre

optic sensor
networks, distributed
fibre

sensors.


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Get Involved

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If your company/cluster would like to get involved in:



Healthcare in the Aging Society



Safety and Security for
E
urope’s citizens


a
nd would like to collaborate/cooperate with photonics
companies/clusters across Europe please contact myself at:


a
lastair.wilson@espktn.org

or
anke.lohmann@espktn.org


Dissemination


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aspice.eu
/



Quarterly Newsletter


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Twitter
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ASPICE
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Submit your material for forthcoming Newsletters to

Stavros
Pissadakis
,
pissas@iesl.forth.gr


Thank you for your

attention

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