Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure and big honour to announce Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Materials /ATAM 2021/, which will be held in Wroclaw at Polish Centre for Technology Development (Łukasiewicz – PORT) as a host institution. The First regular of Symposium series will be devoted to hybrids materials and photonic platforms. Symposium will be a unique opportunity to bring together scientists working in different areas – chemist, physicists and engineers, whose main research topic is to develop efficient optical materials, 2D layers and miniaturized photonic devices. Besides the material’s photonic properties, we would like to discuss challenges and chances when it comes to application of hybrids photonic platforms.

The organizer of the meeting is Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development. It is the institute conducting research in the field of material science & engineering and biotechnology. In the ŁUKASIEWICZ – PORT laboratories solutions are developed that are later used by industry and science. The institute works for many Polish companies, start-ups and universities, and at the same time is a partner for international corporations such as Roche, Pfizer, Amgen or LG.

ATAM Symposium is also an exceptional chance for young scientist to meet. Together with regular symposium, we are organizing the young scientist meeting. It is not just one section of the Symposium but the meeting being organised by youth itself. The main idea of this session is to show young scientists the noteworthy world of photonic and gain their interest in the applied research. The Young Scientist Session is a fresh and original vision projected to gather the youth from different fields of science. We strongly believe that the best way to grow and evolve as a beginner in the world of science is to exchange the ideas and elaborate between each other. The possibility to build a completely innovative form of a conference, completely assembled by youth directed to the youth makes the ATAM Young Scientists Session a unique experience. Thus, you are cordially invited to share with us your recent finding and join the community of colleagues at similar, early stages of their career.

We are looking forward to seeing you at ATAM 2021!