Adopt a Classroom

EPIC Adopt A Classroom

EPIC and Laser Classroom disseminate a multi-language “Light, Lasers and Optics” educational outreach kit to schools across Europe. The kits are sponsored by companies 195 EUR each and made available at no cost to teachers who wish to excite children about science in general, and photonics in particular. The overarching goal is to support and foster a generation of students who are motivated and prepared to become the engineers and technical professionals needed to allow companies in Europe to remain creative and competitive.
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Industry Sponsors:

Companies sponsoring the kits are promoted on the EPIC website, newsletter, and annual report. Orders can be placed online at

2013 Sponsorsdownload spreadsheet

  • Gold (10 kits) AFE (Advanced Fibreoptic Engineering), FLIR, Jenoptik.
  • Silver (5 kits) ESP KTN, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, FRT (Fries Research & Technology), SWISSPHOTONICS.
  • Bronze (3 kits) Laser Optics (International Trade Fair and Congress for Optical Technologies and Microsystems), Novaled, Vertilas.
  • Bronze (2 kits) ALPHA Route des Lasers, Ibakh, IDEX Optics & Photonics, Time-Bandwidth Products.
  • Bronze (1 kits) Aston University, Eolite Systems, Facoltà di Ingegneria – DIIES, Haute Ecole ARC, Innolume, Jordan Valley Semiconductors, Laytec, Modulight, Nanovation, Nextrom, Onefive, Photonics BW, VLC Photonics.


There will be a systematic tracking of where the kits are and how many children use them. We measure the influence the kit has on career direction into the fields of photonics, science, technology, engineering, and math. Teachers interested in receiving a free kit should complete the online form.

2013 Schools – download spreadsheet – view map

In 2013 kits will be sent to teachers across 23 countries. A spreadsheet and map will be posted in September. Kits for the 2013 edition are sent to Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico , Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, USA.


Carlos Lee,
Director General, EPIC

Colette DeHarpporte,
Founder, Laser Classroom