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Brochure of "Forschungsschwerpunkt Biophotonik"
Photonics is cited as the most important technology this century. In the field of biophotonics, researchers try to make use of the rapid progress among the various photonic technologies in biologicaland medical applications. The importance of biophotonics research in Germany was recognized 2001 by the government and corresponding funding projects were launched. This brochure of the “Biophotonics“ funding initiative of the German Ministry of Education and Research BMBF summarizes the succesful projects of the years 2002-2010. German only. >> Download
Find much more information about Biophotonic events, news and projects on the Website: www.biophotonik.org
As a Network of Excellence, PHOTONICS4LIFE aims at providing a coherent framework for the strongly fragmented field of Biophotonics in Europe. One of the challenging tasks of PHOTONICS4LIFE is therefore to structure and integrate the research and technological developments throughout the various subdisciplines of Biophotonics with their manifold interdependences. PHOTONICS4LIFE targets to bridge the gap between different disciplines ranging from physics and chemistry via engineering to biology and medicine. Furthermore, PHOTONICS4LIFE wants to link the expertise of research institutes with SMEs and large companies in order to foster Biophotonics research and strengthen Europe’s economic competitiveness on the global Biophotonics market. Website: www.photonics4life.eu
Biophotonics for Life (Biophotonics World)
The Biophotonics4Life Worldwide Consortium (BP4L) connects nodes of biophotonics researchers, educators, organizations, companies, and other enthusiasts to better harness global talent and resources and focus them on the most important end-user needs. The 21st century is undoubtedly the century of the photon, and the developing field of biophotonics has already started to deliver on its promise. Initial funding for the BP4L Consortium was provided by the National Science Foundation as a supplement to the NSF Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology headquartered at UC Davis, in Sacramento, CA. The need for a coordinated, worldwide consortium became apparent during the first International Congress on Biophotonics (ICOB, Sacramento, CA, February 2008). The Congress brings together researchers, faculty, physicians, other end-users, representatives from funding agencies, and others to discuss important developments and create roadmaps for the development of biophotonics to meet healthcare and research challenges. The Congress (ICOB) occurs every two years; the Consortium aims to keep the community informed and involved in between Congresses by collaboration and communication among Node Leaders and by using BiophotonicsWorld.org as a knowledge repository and the communication conduit for biophotonics researchers and users everywhere. Website: www.biophotonicsworld.org
Optical Technologies in Germany - Strategies and Funding
A branch of high technology has long since developed around the medium of light and German businesses are among the world market leaders in various areas of photonics, including laser technology, lighting, or microscopy and imaging. The photonics industry provides jobs for more than 120,000 people. The research funding provided in the last ten years has played a pivotal role in the industry's success. The BMBF funding programme "Photonics Research Germany: Light with a Future" illustrates the Federal Government's strategy to maintain and build upon Germany's strong market position in the next ten years.
>> Download Broschure "Photonikforschung Deutschland" (German only)
>> Download Broschure "Photonik 2020" (German only)
Photonik Campus Deutschland
"Photonik Campus Deutschland [Photonics Campus Germany]" is a new, cross-industry initiative . The photonics trade associations SPECTARIS, VDMA and ZVEI, Institutes of the Fraunhofer Society, the BMBF and, as described, the entire photonics industry are working together as partners to attract young talent. These include especially the development of an Internet portal with broad-based social media components: www.photonik-campus.de (German only)