tech & science bits

discover new career opportunities in cutting-edge science and technology fields

ICFO has created this program to inspire professional careers in STEM. It is a collection of events directed to university undergraduate, master or PhD students and are focused on specific areas such as quantum technologies.

Three to four experts in the field talk about their job, both explaining the project they are working on but also pointing out the professional challenges of their careers. Each talk lasts up to 5 minutes, to give time for the audience to ask their questions to the panel of professionals.

These events are mostly online, allowing us to reach an international audience, also in the framework of larger initiatives, such as the Quantum Bits events, that are part of the QTEdu QT5M pilot project led by ICFO.


There is also a version of this program (Photonics in 5 minutes!) adapted to high school students, focused on rasing interest about scientific research and its positive impact on society.


Young Photonics Congress 2024

march 15, 2024 deadline for project submissions: january 29, 2024Are you a high school student who likes science and technology and would you like to meet and share your work with other people like you? ICFO is giving you a great opportunity: join the next Young...

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Resources for teachers

ICFO generates materials for educators and participates in European projects that generate resources for teachers. Explore and use these resources to bring science and technology to the classroom with an original approach. These material are designed (with some...

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Young Photonics Congress

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO annually organizes the Young Photonics Congress, a meeting point for young students that makes them live the experience of a scientific congress where the spotlight is on them. Students can explain their work to other...

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Lifelong Learning for Teachers

From the lab to your classroom As ICFO, we collaborate with the program “Professors i ciència” from the “Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera”. We have offered several training courses addressed to high school teachers. In these courses we expect to bring the physics of...

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Books and stories

Creating publications for different audiences ICFO reaches out to all ages through books and other publications that aim at immersing readers in the fascinating world of photonics.   FROM THE BIG BANG TO LASER EXPLORERS IN SPACE lluminado and Lucilda is a series...

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Science through other disciplines ICFO creates multidisciplinary contests that encourage participants to get inmersed in the fascinating world of science and photonics through literature, music and the audiovisual arts. Light on the Waves integrates science,...

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Informative panels, posters and interactive installations to bring science and photonics closer to society ICFO creates exhibitions in different formats about Photonics and its applications, conceived and designed to capture attention, raise interest and increase the...

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