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Katia Mirochnitchenk

Technopôle de château Gombert
38 rue joliot Curie
13388 Marseille, France

Tel: +33(0)4 91 05 59 69
Email: katia.mirochni@popsud.org
Cluster URL: popsud@popsud.org


POPsud, an association fonded in 2000 at the initiative of industry and research, is today a professional community with more than 185 members, involved in industrial development, research and education in optics, photonics and image processing in the south of France. POPsud is responsible for the governance of the OPTITEC competitivity cluster. The photonics cluster is based on leading edge research and a dynamic industry in eight major industrial sectors, including three that are linked to work in hostile environments: Space, Energy, Sea, Health, Telecoms, Microelectronics, Environment, Industrial Processes. The cluster is a key player in building bridges between academic research teams and industry. POPsud provides support for the development of partnerships and joint R&D projects. This work is mainly focussed on providing support for SMEs, which are thus able to play a key role in projects accredited and financed by OPTITEC, as well as benefitting from a range of services and counselling for their development. Since 2001, OPTITEC cluster gives the label more than 130 joint R&D, associating representative of industry and academia. The project of our cluster is to build a European center for innovation in optical and imaging complex systems.