A free, two-day European Photonics Roadshow will provide SMEs with in-depth industry insight to better understand market needs and surmount challenges, such as adoption and complex regulatory frameworks, to lay the foundations for future growth.

The event, taking place in April as part of the Empowering Photonics through Regional Innovation Strategies in Europe (EPRISE) project, will allow visitors to gain feedback on business-specific issues, with a panel of clinicians, business experts and end-users sharing specialist knowledge of the healthcare market and innovation sector.

Pre-arranged business-to-business meetings will take place to stimulate collaborations and knowledge transfer, with visitors able to additionally arrange one-to-one meetings to boost further collaboration along the complete value chain and learn how to become investment ready.

The roadshow, hosted by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) – which is one of nine European partners within EPRISE – begins on Wednesday, April 3, at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, in Gateshead. Running from 9am until 5pm, the day will culminate in a social dinner.

On the second day, the roadshow will move to The Core, at Newcastle Helix, and take place between 8.30am and 1.15pm.

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