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Photonics Event
Photonics Event 2014, Connecting Companies, Students and Researchers


Program

Goal

The Photonics Event gives the opportunity to master students, PhD students and professors to meet with companies with an expertise in photonics. Students get the chance to increase their awareness of future job perspectives and to get familiar with the photonics industry in the Benelux. For companies it is an occasion to strengthen their relationship with the university. While the event is open to anyone interested in photonics, attendance is part of the study program for the students in the Interuniversity UGent-VUB MSc programs in photonics (more).

Program

13:30

Welcome and Introduction

13:40

Presentation of different research groups: Aphy, B-Phot, ETRO (VUB) and PRG, LCP, CMST (UGENT) give 15 minutes talk with focus on projects that are close to industry or valorisation

15:10

Introduction of the different companies: elevator pitches

15:50

Break-out session

16:50

Invited talk by Dirk De Boe

17:45

Networking reception

Invited talk by Dirk De Boe

Dirk De Boe, creativity and innovation expert and author of the book 'Creashock'. As former developer, project leader, team leader and innovation manager at Philips, he developed a new innovation culture through the motivation of creativity and active thinking. In 2010, he received the Business Innovation Excellence award of the Flemish Government. Nowadays, he gives courses and talks to stimulate the individual creativity and collective innovation power inside companies and organisations.