Business conference aims to repeat success in 2011

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Intensive Training on Entrepreneurship in Photonics, a two-week modular training course organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), will take place from 17 January 2011.

The intensive course is targeted at researchers of universities and research institutes, young professionals, employees of photonics-related companies, lawyers, business angels, and consultants. In short, everybody who is involved with or interested in entrepreneurship in photonics.

Tom Guldemont, photonics business developer at VUB, says: 'More than ever it is of essential importance for our economy to innovate and generate new growth-oriented businesses. Photonics is a major enabling technology and driver for innovations in a wide range of domains. Its core technologies, such as lasers, light emitting diodes, vision, displays, fibre optic cable, photovoltaic cells, translate into a wide range of industrial and consumer applications, of which several show exponential growth at a global level.'

The training adds to the already comprehensive expertise and educational program of VUB and is developed by the Business Economics Department (BEDR) and the Department of Photonics and Applied Physics (TONA/B-PHOT).