The current project aims the continuation of the good practice, established with the organisation of the annual Lighting Conference for Young Scientists with international participation LIGHTING 20xx in the frame of "Varna - European Youth Capital 2017". This initiative is organised with the aim to establish close cooperation between young professionals working in the field of science and business and promoting their achievements and knowledge
The project proposed concerns the organisation of the annual National lighting conference for young scientists with international participation "Lighting 2017". The necessity of such a conference is due to the specificity of lighting technique and light sources. With the development of contemporary technologies - LEDs, lighting control systems and the need of "Humancentric Lighting" in "Smart cities", an entirely new approach and a thorough rethink of the existing norms and standards for photometry, design and realization of lighting systems is needed. This establishes the necessity for close cooperation among scientists, producers and designers, working in the field of lighting. The National Lighting Committee of Bulgaria as an organisation with over 50 years of experience at the field of light and lighting gives the opportunity for such a cooperation through organisation of annual conferences. The place of the venue this year is thematically chosen to be Varna, because it ts the YOUTH CAPITAL OF EUROPE 2017.
The project aims popularization of the results from scientific and applied activities of young scientists in the field of lighting technique as well as establishment of close relationship and cooperation between science and business in lighting. The conference is also attended by already established lighting specialists in order to share their knowledge and experience with their young colleagues.