LA&HA Technology Platform & Affiliations

With an extensive network and resources LA&HA is constantly striving to expand research and development cooperation between industry partners, universities and medical professionals to offer new opportunities, deliver new innovation and enhance the field of photonics, biomedical engineer and laser medicine.

LA&HA has been selected to be the regional coordinator of two EU research and development institutions:

FOTONIKA21 is the Slovenian technology platform for photonics, coordinated by the Laser and Health Academy. It was founded in March 2006, based on the EU technology platform initiative, Photonics21. FOTONIKA21 represents photonics research & innovation priorities at the Slovenian level, and aims to implement, together with Photonics21, a common photonics strategy for Europe.

CC BME is an EU regional Competency Center for Biomedical Engineering, coordinated by the Laser and Health Academy, and supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Slovenia's Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. The BME’s ambition is to become the central knowledge institution for applied research in the field of biomedical engineering in this part of the EU.

LA&HA is also affiliated with several academic institutions:

The University of Genoa is one of the largest academic institutions in Italy. The Medical Faculty now covers over 90,000 sqm of hospital space, laboratories, teaching and sports facilities, libraries and offices. Their strong point, in addition to state-of-the-art clinical practice, is remarkable research activity in basic sciences such as immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and neuroscience, which makes the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Genoa one of the most productive in Italy in terms of publications and research grants. The Fellowship Diploma of the University of Genoa is a one-year course of study and examination in the use of lasers and an adjunct to clinical dental surgery and medicine.


The Sharjah University Laser Training and Research Center (or SULTARC) was established by Laser and Health Academy and the University of Sharjah - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The primary focus of this training and research center, which is sponsored by the academic division of Light Care International, is effective sharing of knowledge in medical laser technology in the Middle East, North Africa and further afield (via clinical education, research and the establishment of safety standards and guidelines). The aim of this state-of-the-art regional training and research center, at the University of Sharjah, is to provide health care practitioners with medical, technical and scientific knowledge in the field of lasers and their application in medicine and dentistry.

LA&HA Projects