LASHARE at FOTONICA 2016. In an international environment, research and industry work hand in hand to bring innovation to life. At national scale, the collaboration between public engagement and private engagement needs to be organised such that all interests are respected. At FOTONICA2016 a dedicated session on this topic brought together examples from the Netherlands, from France and from Germany. LASHARE overached these presenstations demonstrating the success of the I4MS initiative to bridge between public engagement and regional benefits.