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PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe - training and innovation support in photonics

You'll find photonics almost everywhere, from cameras and traffic lights to within advanced medical equipment and telecom systems. This project is a pan-European collaboration where expertise and resources in photonics are made available to European industry.

Photonics is one of Europe's identified key enabling technologies, an area that is indispensable for the development of innovations and solutions for a future sustainable society.

The PhotonHub Europe project brings together 53 of Europe's leading research institutes and industrial laboratories with a common purpose - to support european industry with relevant photonics skills and relevant photonics resources where needed, such as education, skills development, innovation support, prototype production and industrialization.

500 PhotonHub experts are ready to assist in your product development and to teach you about photonics.  

RISE has several strong groups in photonics, including fiber optics, nanotechnology, and metrology. We participate as an expert organization within the project. Together with the Swedish industry organization PhotonicSweden, RISE is the Swedish node of the project. 

Courses in fiber optics and nanophotonics

In the framework of PhotonHub Europe, RISE offers three courses in photonics and fiber optics

Innovation support

7.4 million Euro is earmarked for eligible companies, for innovation projects within the PhotonHub framework. Experts, laboratory resources, prototyping and test facilities across Europe are available to the projects. 

Read more about the funding support in our leaflet on PhotonHub Europe innovation funding


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement 101016665. The project runs within the 'Industrial Leadership' program.


PhotonHub Europe, Innovation support funding


Project name

PhotonHub Europe



RISE role in project

Expertise and resources in photonics

Project start


5 years

Total budget

19 M Euro


PhotonicSweden, In total 53 partners, see the project web for the entire list of partners


EU Horizon 2020 (H2020)

Project website


Project members


Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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