secpho – Light Technologies Cluster
secpho was established to improve competitiveness in the field of optics and photonics in southern Europe. This entails exploiting the significant existing (and future) scientific and technological base, helping companies to grow and facilitating the creation of new technology-based companies, the specialized training of human resources, exports as a key growth factor, as well as connecting and engaging major buyers (local and international) of optics and photonics in the cluster initiative.
This sector is extremely important in light of the great challenges of the twenty-first century. The European Union has defined photonics as a key enabling technology, thus acknowledging its significance with regard to the challenges faced by society today and in the future.