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ICFO and the light

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The ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences is a research centre of excellence dedicated to the study of light science and technology.

The centre has a threefold mission: frontier research, training of technologists, and technology and knowledge transfer.

Why light?

Light is energy.

And energy is what the world needs to keep moving.

In particular, laser light – a highly manipulable energy source – has become one of the fundamental tools for scientific and technological progress in many areas.

Telecommunications and the internet, the life and health sciences, the environment and entertainment – all these areas are constantly evolving thanks to the development of new photonic technologies.

In its pursuit of research in this field, the ICFO actively collaborates with a range of research centres, universities, hospitals and many private companies worldwide.