LightJumps launched in November 2013 and ended in November 2016.
It was coordinated by PNO Consultants (Italy) and the project consortium contained 10 partners from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark.
More information could be found at the LightJumps project website. The consortium partners were Photonic Clusters and Business Support Organizations.
Companies interested in becoming a part of the Light Jumps Photonic Business Support program were screened by a specially developed survey.
This project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration, under grant agreement N° 619463. The project was 70% co-financed by the EU, the total budget of the project was €1,465,915.
Interested innovative companies could apply for a pitching slot at the European Photonics Venture Forum in Rome. This was a unique opportunity to present before a panel of investors, corporates, industry experts and business angels.
Taking part in the European Photonics Venture Forum gave the participating companies a series of benefits, including:
Presenting possibility in front of VCs, corporate leaders, policy makers and other industry experts
Networking at the highest level with corporate investors, venture capitalists & fast-growing companies
Visibility through the website & company profile in the Forum booklet
Participation free of charge but based on a selection process
Unique opportunity to present at the 2015 European Venture Summit (EVS), if selected