Matter PR promotes EU’s digital incubator for photonics

Posted on Apr 10, 2017

ACTPHAST, the EU’s digital incubator for photonics, has asked Matter PR to help promote their success stories and raise awareness of their services among a wider range of industry sectors.

logo-actACTPHAST (Access CenTer for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology Support) is a unique “one-stop-shop” for supporting photonics innovation by European companies, which is financially supported by the European Commission under the FP7 framework.

Matter PR have already promoted one project with the company Holoxica, a UK-based initiative to develop an interactive holographic video that can display live footage of internal organs such as a beating heart.

ACTPHAST supports and accelerates the innovation capacity of European companies by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe’s leading photonics research centres (the ACTPHAST Partners), enabling companies to exploit the tremendous commercial potential of applied photonics. There are 23 research institutes who together make up the ACTPHAST Partners.

Together the ACTPHAST Partners provide a full spectrum of photonics technology platforms ranging from fibre optics and micro optics, to highly integrated photonic platforms, with capabilities extending from design through to full system prototyping.

It has been geographically configured to ensure all of Europe’s companies can avail of timely, cost-effective, and low risk photonics innovation support, and that the extensive range of capabilities within the consortium can impact across a wide range of industrial sectors and application domains, from communications to consumer-related products, and life sciences to industrial manufacturing.

The ACTPHAST program is particularly suited to the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who do not have the financial resources to invest in in-house R&D expertise and state-of-the-art technologies, nor to undertake risky innovation projects.

Over the next year, Matter PR will continue to work with the outreach team at ACTPHAST to promote successful collaborations and help them reach small and medium-sized companies from many different industry sectors.

Find out more here.