About the day

DAY OF PHOTONICS will become an annual event that promotes “photonics” towards the general public. Companies, research organizations, and organizations involved in photonics reach out to their communities to raise awareness about what is photonics and why it is important, and promote the role of their organization in the photonics ecosystem and value chain. View here the pictures of DAY OF PHOTONICS 2016 and DAY OF PHOTONICS 2014

Most events are on a small scale organized within the company (open day, family day), but flagship events were various partners collaborate to organize a bigger event are strongly encouraged. Photonics is a Key Enabling Technology, together let’s make sure the world understands the significance and relevance of the photonics industry! Activities are organized in more than 30 countries around the world and encompass all kinds of demonstrations on the impact of photonics on our day-to-day life. Photonics technologies include: LED lighting, Photovoltaic solar energy, Photonics Integrated Circuits, Optical components, Lasers, Sensors, Imaging, Displays, Projectors, Optic fiber, and other photonic related technologies which find applications in health, security, agriculture, food, communication, transportation, … The activities are self-organized on a voluntary basis, in all regions of the world.

Every company, university, association, organization should participate and organize an activity for DAY OF PHOTONICS!