European Photonics Venture Forum
The 1st edition of the European Photonics Venture Forum takes place on 16 April 2015 in Rome, Italy. It aims to market the photonics sector to a wider investor community and create channels to finance for high-potential photonics businesses. The Forum will ensure photonics becomes a pillar of local regional development plans, mirroring the European strategy and driving more support and funding to the sector. During the forum, a special focus will be given to Corporate Venturing as large industry executives come together with emerging entrepreneurs in a bid to increase the volumes of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and awareness of the opportunities of such actions. The event was initiated by the partners of the EU-funded project LightJumps.eu together with the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC). More information is to be found here and you can register (free of charge) here.