ECOP (European Centres for Outreach in Photonics) is a long-standing partnership of European research and innovation centres passionate about the underlying areas of photonics in particular and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) in general.
The alliance is committed to having young people, multidisciplinary professionals, entrepreneurs and society at large, discover the potential and wonders of photonics, its impact in our daily life and the opportunities it offers professionally and to industry.
Current members are located across Europe, providing the alliance a Pan-European vision, and are acquainted with working together in different projects, such as the EU projects GoPhoton!, LIGHT2015 and ActPhast.
March 8, 2017
PHABLABS 4.0 aims to inspire young minds, future generations of technicians, engineers and entrepreneurs by making photonics accessible through the ecosystem of Fab Labs in Europe. For this European project, a Photonics Public Private Partnership supported by Photonics21 and Horizon2020, 11 partners and institutes in photonics join forces with 14 pilot Fab Labs. Most of … Continue reading “PHABLABS 4.0: a new ECOP project that adds the power of photonics to Fab Labs”
October 6, 2016
2nd edition of the Young Photonic Congress in Barcelona encourages secondary school students to present light related research studies
On Friday 30 September, the ICFO was filled with posters with a slightly different focus than those that are normally on display in poster sessions. These posters were the work of high school students from around Catalonia who participated in the 2nd Young Photonics Congress, presenting light related research projects from the 2015-2016 school year. … Continue reading “2nd edition of the Young Photonic Congress in Barcelona encourages secondary school students to present light related research studies”
June 20, 2016
This master’s degree has been awarded the new distinction as an International Master’s Programme (IMP) by the Government of Catalonia. The field of optics and photonics is at the forefront of many highly useful technological applications in a wide range of subject matters including everything from information technology and telecommunications and applications in medicine and in industry to metrology … Continue reading “Pre-registration for the Master in Photonics in Barcelona is now open”