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Poland - towards a national Technology Platform in Photonics
Initial event – “Photonics workshop”

Event is an integral part of ICT infoday dedicated especially to: Photonics, Networked services-Internet of the future, ICT for Health.
ICT infoday date: 29-30 January 2009 Venue: Staszic Palace, Nowy Swiat St. 72/74, Warszawa

Photonics workshop (marked as session B) will be held on 30th January 2008 (starting at 9:00 a.m) 

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Motivation for a national technology platform in Photonics: 
Poland has a long history and an exceptional excellence in Photonics. A strong national community consisting of Photonics stakeholders from industry, science and politics is needed to create the critical mass for establishing a Photonics research strategy in Poland. 

Aim of a national technology platform in Poland : 

  • To develop a national vision towards research priorities and national competencies in Photonics
  • To complete and keep updated a Polish Strategic Research Agenda in Photonics
  • To advise national authorities (Ministries, Regional authorities) on defining their national research programmes regarding Photonics
  • Empower the Polish participation in European R+D projects
  • To enhance the cooperation between research organizations, industry and SMEs

Photonics Workshop (Session B) Draft Agenda: 

9:00 – 9:20  
Topic: Why establishing a national technology platform in Photonics in Poland?
Speaker: Prof. Malgorzata Kujawinska, Photonics21 Vice President

9:20 – 9:50 
Topic: The role of national technology platforms for European photonics research strategy policy
Speaker: Ronan Burgess, European Commission

9:50 – 10:10
Topic: Vision and plans of R&Dpriorities and their financing in Poland  
Speaker: Representative of the Research Council, Ministry of Science and Higher Education 

10:10 - 10:30
Topic: Role of the European and National Technology Platforms in Polish Economy
Speaker: Representative of Ministry of Science and Higher Education

10:30 - 10:50
Topic: Slovenia Photonics Technology Platform – Good Practice Case
Speaker: B. Vedlin, Representative of the Slovenia Technology Platform Fotonika 21

10:50 – 11:20
Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:40
Topic: The Photonics research landscape in Poland - national strengths and challenges
Speaker: Prof. Tomasz R. Woliński, Photonics Society of Poland

11:40 – 12:00
Topic: The Photonics industry landscape in Poland - national strengths and challenges
Speaker: Representative of Polish optical company or cluster

12:00 – 13:00
Panel Discussion on Polish Technology Platform in Photonics area 
Panelists: Prof. Tomasz R. Woliński (PSP), Prof. H.Fiedorowicz (WAT), Representative of Polish Technology Platform on Opto & Nanoelectronics, Representative of Industry (PCO), Dr. M.Daszkiewicz(IOS)

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