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EPIC and Nanophotonics Europe Association work together

EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) and the Nanophotonics Europe Association work together. EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, coordinates EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, pavilions at exhibitions.

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PV-Nanophotonics workshop highlighted at International Innovation

The Photovoltaics - Nanophotonics workshop that took place in Amsterdam during EU-PVSEC 2014 has been highlighted by the International Innovation Magazine:

icon International Innovation - The last word: collaborative nanophotonics

Nanophotonics – Increasing efficiency and cost-effectiveness in solid-state lighting

Jointly with ForumLED Europe

Day: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 9:20 – 17:00
Access: Free, open to all holders of an exhibit pass for ForumLED 2014
Venue: Studio 4 on ForumLED, GRANDE HALLE DE LA VILLETTE, 211 Avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris – France


The Conference in the morning is built to inform one another about the latest developments, issues, challenges and opportunities. The second part offers the possibility to discuss directly joint future activities with the Nanophotonics and Solid-State Lighting communities.


Nanophotonics: From Research to Driving Competitiveness in Solar Cells

Jointly with European Photovoltaic Technology PlatformNanophotonics Europe Association and Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence, and with the support of Photonics21 and EPIC

Day: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Access: Open to all registered participants of the EU PVSEC 2014


A forum for the Nanophotonics and Photovoltaics communities to exchange ideas, to inform one another of latest developments, issues, challenges and opportunities, and to discuss joint future activities.


Nanophotonics - essential ingredient for efficient and cost-effective solar cells?

The Workshop Nanophotonics - essential ingredient for efficient and cost-effective solar cells? , jointly organised by the Nanophotonics Europe Association, the European Photovoltaic Technology PlatformEU PVSEC 2013 and the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence will take place on October 3, 2013 i Paris, with the support of Photonics21 and EPIC.

Scope: A forum for the Nanophotonics and Photovoltaics communities to exchange ideas, to inform one another of latest developments, issues and challenges and to discuss joint future activities. 

Background: The Photovoltaics community is driven by issues relating to materials, engineering and manufacturing, and mainly focusing on the $/W metric. Novel ideas emerging out of the Nanophotonics community may address these issues by increasing the efficiency for the same amount of material, or by allowing a reduction in the amount of material used for the same efficiency, but these ideas are often seen as impractical and not scalable. There is a clear need for the Photovoltaics and Nanophotonics communities to inform one another of the mutual constraints and capabilities and to explore the way forward, with the goal of ensuring the long term European competitiveness. The most suitable funding sources need to be identified and brought on board.


09:00 09:10 Wim C. Sinke (European Photovoltaic Technology Platform), Gonçal Badenes (Nanophotonics Europe Association Welcome and Introduction
09:10 09:35 Albert Polman (AMOLF) Light management for ultra-high efficiency photovoltaics
09:35 10:00 Franz-Josef Haug (EPFL) Nanophotonics for more efficient solar cells
10:00 10:25 Ounsi El Daif (IMEC) From nanoscale to gigawatt: a possible roadmap for how photonics will empower photovoltaics
10:25 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 11:10 Cosimo Gerardi (STMicroelectronics) Thin film photovoltaics: industrial strategies for increasing the efficiency and reducing costs
11:10 11:35 Stefan Glunz (FhG ISE) Photonics for high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells
11:35 12:00 ALL, Thomas Krauss (Univ. York), Moderator Panel / Discussion
12:00 12:10 ALL Conclusions and future actions

The event is open for participation to everyone interested in the subject. Access to the event is open to all EU PVSEC participants, so you will need a conference pass, a day pass or an exhibition pass. Registration for the workshop is required: EU PVSEC 2013 Parallel Event Registration.
You can get your visitor's ticket for the exhibition and parallel events for 15-25€ here:, or register for the Conference here:

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad - Gobierno de España

The Nanophotonics Europe Association has been partially
funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
through grant ACI-2009-1013


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