Global geopolitical context and subsequent European ambitions towards strategic autonomy in KET brings photonics-enabled technologies high on the agenda. In this talk, we will summarize the significance of the Dutch industrialization strategy in the light of the recent developments within PhotonDelta ecosystem. Most importantly, we will highlight how and why a truly Pan-European strategy for PICs is critical in immediate sense, as well as share our vision towards creating one.
With over 20 years of professional experience in international context and academia, Nilufar Bulut leads strategic partnerships and internationalization, working with a wide range of stakeholders across the entire photonics integrated circuits (PICs) value chain. Public and private partnerships, European strategy, and advocacy for a stronger pan-European PICs value chain are some of the key areas covered by Nilufar’s work. Nilufar received MA in International Law from the University of Essex (UK), MSc in Public Administration from Maastricht University (NL), and finished her PhD in Sustainability at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy).