Photonics for Finance

The financing of innovative photonics companies in their different growth phases is a serious problem in Europe. Thats why Photonics21 strives to improve the access to financing for European photonics companies. This includes start-up phase financing and growth financing.

This is an overview of the activities Photonics21 is doing in that field.


Together with the European Commission and the European Investment Bank we are conducting Online Seminars in which different public European calls and products of the EIB are being introduced. The Online Seminars are scheduled with a length of around 30-60 minutes. It is possible to ask questions at the end of the session and get feedback from the experts.

After the live sessions the videos are available on the Photonics21 YouTube channel.



The European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) promotes innovation and investment into the high-tech entrepreneurs from across Europe. This is an extraordinary chance to connect with VCs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and thought leaders to foster new connections, business and investment providing a broad overview of the European photonics ecosystem.

Photonics21 is partnering with TechTour and Actphast 4.0 to conduct the EPVF since several years. The last events have taken place in Eindhoven, Dublin, Barcelona and Munich.



Since 2008, INPHO Venture Summit is a high-end space where tech royalty leaders, private investors and large corporations meet to invest in promising solutions to shape the future. The event aims to tackle our world's most pressing challenges through disruptive technologies.

This event is supported by Photonics21 and is taking place every two years in Bordeaux.

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