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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of this chair is to support academic research and education at the Brussels Photonics Team (B-PHOT, www.b-phot.org) on the topic of optical connectivity in the domain of optical telecommunications.

SCHENKER

TE Connectivity

DOELSTELLING

The aim of the chair is to strengthen the links and support the collaboration between TE Connectivity – as an industrial global player in the field of connectivity in optical communications – and B-PHOT – as academic partner with world-renowned expertise in the domain of micro-photonics –. The chair provides a forum for exchange of technological know-how, for mutual access to technological resources and for top-level training and education of students and young professionals in the domain of optical telecommunications.

DUUR

01/01/2014 – 31/12/2015 (renewable from 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2017)

TITULARIS

Prof. Francis Berghmans and Prof. Hugo Thienpont

PROGRAMMA

To achieve the objective of the chair several activities will be undertaken including:

  • plenary lectures by high-profile industrial leaders in the field of optical communications associated with industrial networking events;
  • lectures by TE Connectivity experts in the field of optical communications as part of the courses of the Master of Science in Photonics Engineering curriculum;
  • lectures by B-PHOT experts on novel micro-photonic technological developments as part of the activities of TE Connectivity training programmes;
  • the joint editing of technology roadmaps and publications in the field of fibre-to-fibre connectivity for optical telecommunication purposes;
  • the organization of mutual priority access and use of the technological facilities available for the development and testing of fibre-to-fibre connectivity technology demonstrators;
  • the joint organization of media coverage and communication of the joint achievements to a broad audience.