The call to make applications in “Photonics and health – promoted by LASER-GO / France / Israel”
The consortium partners of Laser go project, which aims to encourage European industry in the biomedical field to become a European gateway to international stakeholders, are: Laser and Engineering Technologies Cluster (LITEK™), Optics Valley (OV), Human technology Styria (HTS), Medicen Paris Region (MEDICEN), Biocat la fundacio bioregio de Catalunya (BIOCAT), Kompetenznetz Optische Technologien Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz (Optence e. V.), representing about 1600 companies and 100 medical, biotechnology and research institutions in the fields of photonics, together with partners from France Bpifrance and the Israel Innovation Authority (ISERD) invite laser technology companies and scientific institutions to apply for EUROSTARS call for Photonics for Health-Supported LASER GO / France / Israel by 12th of September, 2019.
The main goal of this call, supported by European consortium of photonics clusters, Bpifrance and the Israel Innovation Authority (ISERD), is to help small-medium sized photonics companies find suitable partners for the development of R&D projects and new products also to share an experience in international environment. Bpifrance, the French Public Bank for Investments, subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts, assists companies from their start-up phase all the way to listing on a stock exchange, through offerings of credit, guarantees, and equity. Bpifrance provides companies with a range of financing options suitable for different steps in their development. Bpifrance supports state and region led public policy objectives by: helping companies grow, preparing them for tomorrow’s competitive landscape, contributing to the development of an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship. ISERD, formerly known as the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, is a public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israel innovation ecosystem and the Israeli economy as a whole. The Innovation Authority is the main public body which funds innovation in Israel. In addition, the Authority assists the Israeli governments in all matters related to innovation policy in Israel.
Advantages for international players – a one-stop shop for international stakeholders: a pan-European network in photonics for health, faster and qualified access to innovative technologies and products through clusters, 30 innovation champions, soft landing services if arriving and meeting with companies of project sponsors in Europe.