Photonics21 president Aldo Kamper reveals our 2030 mission and discusses how Europe is to translate its current competencies into future leadership in a fast-growing global market.
The photon will do for the 21st century what the electron did for the twentieth. Europe is already at the forefront of this technological revolution: harnessing the power of light to solve our greatest global challenges.
Photonics, the science of creating, manipulating, transmitting and detecting light, is part of our everyday lives. It is literally everywhere, from smartphone displays, fibre-optic broadband transmission, to the laser-assisted medical tools revolutionising healthcare.