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ICTON 2013 - SME

How to Create a Photonic SME
A workshop for the development of the photonic entrepreneur talent

Auditorio, Cartagena, Spain, June 23, 2013

The creation of small and medium enterprises is deemed as one of the most important tools for the reactivation of European economy. The purpose of this workshop is to inform entrepreneurs with a scientific background in photonics about the reasons, opportunities, risks and path towards starting their own companies. The audience will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from the experts about the route towards crystalizing their company strategy and implementing it. In addition, invited presentations for the biggest European experts will show a clear map of the current status of the European technology supply chain and ways to find investors. Moreover, examples of successful Photonic SMEs will be presented by their CEO’s. A panel discussion and networking event will take place as a final point, for the audience to have a chance of interacting with the invited speakers as a first step toward establishing their successful photonic technology business.

Chairman: Jose Pozo (TNO)

Vice chairman: Pascual Muñoz (CEO VLC Photonics and Asier Villafranca, CTO Aragon Photonics)

Local Organizer: Pablo Pavon (University of Cartagena)