All academic partners have strong relationships with industry or private/public research centers focused on technology transfer. In fact, in PIXNET, each partner is bringing a “dowry” of companies/research centers that agreed to be either Associated partners bringing in-kind contribution to the education program. Such support come from 20 distinct entities (19 of them are formally registered as Associated partners):
6 International Research Institutes: Interuniversitary Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT, Italy), KDDI R&D Lab (Japan), Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (NICT, Japan), SurfNet (The Netherlands), Tyndall National Institute (Ireland);
10 Small Medium Enterprises: EFFECT Photonics (The Netherlands), Bright Photonics (The Netherlands), VTEC Lasers & Sensors (The Netherlands), Phoenix Software (The Netherlands), Lumerical Solutions2 (UK & Canada), Pilot Photonics (Ireland), Smart Photonics (The Netherlands), Genexis (The Netherlands), Phoenix Photonics (UK), InFibra Technologies (Italy).
All these non-academic partners have shown interest in the program for either hosting students (e.g. during the thesis period) or suggesting case studies (for thesis), or providing equipment for the laboratories, or offering free licenses of their software tools for designing photonic integrated circuits or offering short courses or potentially hiring the graduates at the end of the program.
This page was last modified on 21 Apr. 2020
March 2021: Visiting Scholars official ranking list is now available HERE
October 2020: due to the covid-19 issue, virtual mobilities exeptionally authorized by the EACEA. The Hosting Institutions of the Pixnet Consortium wish to meet all the new students soon.
September 2020: we are glad to confirm that 3rd intake selected students are about to start their Pixnet Programme, despite the difficulties of the current pandemic situation. Congratulations!
May 2020: due to Covid-19 issue, admission letters for the selected students a.y. 2020/22 are experiencing some delays. Please, check here to get updates!
27th of April 2020: the official ranking lists are now available HERE!
April 2020: Check HERE the provisional ranking lists now available!
March 2020: deadline Programme country category 17th March, apply now!
February 2020: important update about the english requirement of the call for application 2020/2022, check HERE the admission requirements!
February 2020: 3rd intake of the Master's Pixnet confirmed. Brexit will not affect the 3rd intake of the Pixnet Master's. Check the deadlines and apply here