Together with the European photonics industry and research community, the EU’s ICT research programme has established and supports a series of actions to build up a technology base in Europe, particularly in PIC manufacturing. This presentation will review these actions and consider how they fit into the wider landscape in European photonics.
John Magan received a Ph.D. in laser physics from Trinity College Dublin in 1989. After working for Hoechst AG in Germany from 1989 to 1992, where he was responsible for setting up an industrial laser lab, he joined the European Commission where he has worked in research funding in the Community’s Information and Communication Technologies programmes. He is currently deputy head of the photonics unit.