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About the organisation


Membership is open to any organisation or legal entity with an interest to fulfill the Objectives of the Association. In order to support the secretariat and operation and of the association, membership fees are 1000€ per annum

Independent legal entity

The Nanophotonics Europe Association is an independent, not-for-profit legal entity established under Spanish law. The Association may be hosted by any member organization providing office space and administrative support.  ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences hosts it in the launching phase.

Decision taking and operation

The General Assembly is the highest governing body and is comprised of all members of the Association. The Management Committee is the executive body, and is elected by the General Assembly. The Association operates on funds raised by membership fees, participation in projects, and grants.

Member's Benefits

The Nanophotonics Europe association offer you and your organization the following benefits:

Benefits schematic

Voice in Europe

  • The strength of a unified voice providing a platform for European nanophotonics
  • Input to European and National science policy, and strategic research agendas in the relevant topics


  • Networking opportunities through annual membership meetings
  • Forge strategic links between nanophotonics centres of excellence and Industry

Information & Resources

  • Access to researchers, students, and intellectual capital as well as roadmaps, science policy and market reports
  • Identification of collaborative funding opportunities and proposal preparation support


  • Create a presence within European nanophotonics community
  • Visibility for your organisation through website, marketing literature, displays at conferences, EU events, member spotlight etc.

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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