Optics & Photonics
Optics and photonics are at the heart of the digital revolution in an approach combining other Deep Tech technologies.
It’s time to move into the Light Age!
If France is recognized as a world leader in optics, it is because it can rely on a historic network of excellence research organizations and a community of entrepreneurs throughout its territory. Today, French photonics represents 80,000 skilled jobs generating an estimated 15 billion euros in a global market that is expected to reach 525 billion euros by 2022.
Two major missions have been clearly identified for the Optics & Photonics Hub:
- To assert the “Optics & Photonics” leadership of the Paris Region:
- Promote the players individually and collectively: Industry, Research, Platform, Training
- Promote the contribution of photonics through Open Innovation operations and initiate a flow of flagship R&I projects that provide market solutions
- Value the region’s major facilities and platforms
- Increase the attractiveness of our start-ups
- Linking photonics with other Deep Tech sectors, both in terms of market access and in terms of cross-cutting issues such as access to talents, visibility and promotion of entrepreneurial culture
This fertile, booming ground can also count on the excellence of its research laboratories and the dynamism of the 200 student entrepreneurs who work there. With more than 45% of the industry’s activities located in the region, Paris Region is well positioned to spearhead the French photonics industry.
The ambition of the Optics & Photonics Hub is simple: to become a recognized player in the sector, promoting the industry and uniting the Paris Region community, while remaining connected to France, Europe and the world !
The aim of our Hub is to support, at all levels, the passion and commitment of all players in this rapidly expanding sector (manufacturers, students, academics, public authorities, etc.).
This action is part of the national dynamic initiated by the members of Photonics France and within a Europe that has already recognized the potential of the sector and supports it.
- Strategic intelligence
- Promotion of skills
- Animation of the community
Photonics market in France
Projects in 2019
Jean-François VINCHANT, SEDI-ATI Fibres Optiques
President of the Optics & Photonics Hub
With 45% of the French optics and photonics industry, the mission of the Optics & Photonics Hub is to assert the leadership of the Paris Region by promoting its players, enhancing the value of photonics technologies and associated platforms and increasing the attractiveness of our ecosystem.
Optics and photonics are a vector for new and effective solutions to the societal and industrial challenges we face, ranging from mobility, security and artificial intelligence to health and disease detection, as well as agrifood and global issues. Indeed, the use of light is part of a sustainable development approach.
The ambition of the Systematic cluster’s Optics & Photonics Hub is to be a recognized player in the sector, promoting the industry and uniting the Paris Region community, while remaining connected to France, Europe and the world!
Photonics is a chance and an opportunity to reindustrialize France, let’s seize it!
President and CEO of SEDI-ATI Optical Fibers, VP Industrial & Academic of Photonics France
Since July 2016, Jean-François Vinchant has taken over SEDI-ATI to maintain this activity in France. Trained as an engineer and doctor in electronics and optoelectronics, Jean-François Vinchant spent nearly 20 years of his career in the Optics Valley of Essonne within the companies of Alcatel, Alcatel Optronics, Avanex and 3S Photonics. After a year in General Management at Essec, he becameGeneral Manager of Polycaptil in Besançon from 2009 to 2016. Jean-François Vinchant has also been a Photonics expert for the European Commission since 2008 and since June 2018, Vice President Industry and Academia for Photonics France.
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