11-12 May 2023
EPIC Meeting on Photonics for AR/VR/MR: from Design to System Integration and Mass Production at Jabil Optics
Jena, Germany

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EPIC Members
290.00 Excl. VAT
Invited companies
290.00 Excl. VAT
Non-members
490.00 Excl. VAT


1 person per company can attend this event. 

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are technologies that have the potential to revolutionize the way we work, interact with each other, with our environment, and the way we experience and feel things. These technologies have become very popular over the last few years due to the numerous and recent evolutions of the technologies that make up the architecture of XR systems, of which photonics is one of the pillars, but also due to the fact that society has truly accepted these technologies, which is a relatively new phenomenon.

The purpose of this EPIC event on “Photonics for AR/VR/MR: from Design to System Integration and Mass Production” at Jabil Optics, is to critically review the main and most promising emerging technologies addressing AR/VR applications as well as give an overview of all the manufacturing steps. We will make highly relevant experts from the industry and R&D meet together to bring the discussion to another level.

The AR/VR industry will be discussed trough 4 sessions, from Design and simulation to fabrication techniques including applications and next challenges of AR/VR/MR markets. Join us to and take part to the AR/VR wave!

Due to a limited space in the meeting room, the number of participants for this event is strictly limited to 50 attendees, so only 1 person per company will be accepted to maximize partnership opportunities. Thank you for your understanding.

Update 05/02/2023: only 4 slots for participants left. After these slots are filled, registration will be only available for speakers…

Agenda

10 MAY, WEDNESDAY

09:00 – 18:00 Optional other companies located in Jena visits (list will be announced soon)
19:00 – 22:00 Optional Pre-event Dinner @ Steakhouse am Johannistor (address: Johannisplatz 29, 07743, Jena, vegetarian menu will be available)

11 MAY, THURSDAY

11:40 Departure by bus transfer or walk (TBA.) from Steigenberger Esplanade hotel to Jabil Optics
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & networking lunch at Jabil Optics 
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming by EPIC
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming by Jabil Optics

SESSION 1: INTEGRATION AND MASS MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES (part 1)

13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: Simon Schwinger, Director of Business Development at Jabil Optics (Germany)
13:45 – 14:00 Deepak Nair, Product Line Specialist at NKT Photonics (Denmark)
14:00 – 14:15 Gauthier Briere, Product Marketing at Applied Materials (The Netherlands)
14:15 – 14:30 Integrated Photonic for Non-Communication Applications beyond SiP & SiN – Amin Abbasi, Senior Business Development Manager at imec (Belgium)

14:30 – 14:45 Networking coffee break

SESSION 1: INTEGRATION AND MASS MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES (part 2)

14:45 – 15:00 Jukka Perento, VP Operations and Sales at Inkron (Finland)
15:00 – 15:15 Rafael Porcar, Scientific Coordinator at Imagine Optic (France)
15:15 – 15:30 How Adhesives Enable AR/VR – Stephan Prinz, Product Manager at DELO (Germany)
15:30 – 15:45  Applying a Display Manufacturing Mindset to High-volume AR Waveguide Production – Erhan Ercan, Head of Global Business Development at Morphotonics (The Netherlands)

15:45 – 16:30 Networking coffee break

SESSION 2: APPLICATIONS AND NEXT CHALLENGES OF XR MARKETS

16:30 – 17:00 KEYNOTE: Laser Beam Scanning for Near-to-eye Display: Architectural, Optical, Photonic and Systems ConsiderationsBharath Rajagopalan, Director, Strategic Market Development at STMicroelectronics (USA)
17:00 – 17:15 Jussi Rahomaki, Chief Product Officer at Dispelix (Finland)
17:15 – 17:30 Kristina Uhlendorf, Optical Engineer at Magic Leap (Germany)
17:30 – 17:45 Xavier Bonjour, Partnerships Director at MICROOLED (France)
17:45 – 18:00 TBA.
18:00 – 18:15 Arseny Alexeev, Director of Nanophotonics R&D at WaveOptics  (UK)
18:15 – 18:30 Christoph Leuze, CEO at Nakamir (USA)

18:45 Departure by bus from Jabil Optics to the restaurant
19:15 – 22:30 Networking dinner @ Landgrafen restaurant (address: Landgrafenstieg 25, 07743, Jena)
22:30 Optional departure by bus to Steigenberger Esplanade hotel or walk back to hotel downhill

12 MAY, FRIDAY

08:00 Departure by bus transfer or walk (TBA.) from Steigenberger Esplanade hotel to Jabil Optics
08:20 – 08:50 Welcoming coffee break
08:50 – 09:00 Recap by EPIC

SESSION 3: DESIGN, SOFTWARE AND SIMULATIONS
08:45 – 09:15 KEYNOTE: Frank Wyrowski, Co-Founder & President at LightTrans (Germany)
09:15 – 09:30 AR/VR Craves Disruption in Optical Design: What Are the Solutions? – Emilie Viasnoff, Business Development Director at  Synopsys (USA)
09:30 – 09:45  From Design to Human Vision Experience of an AR system – Sandra Gely, Application Engineering Manager at Ansys (USA)
09:45 – 10:00 Tolerancing Metalenses: from a Classical Perspective – Tim Baldsiefen, CTO at Photonics Precision Engineering (Germany)
10:00 – 10:15 Peter Weigand, CEO at TriLite Technologies (Austria)

10:15 – 11:00 Networking coffee break

SESSION 4: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR XR MARKETS
11:00 – 11:30 KEYNOTE: Gerald Dahlmann, Director Strategic Marketing at Coherent (Switzerland)
11:30 – 11:45 Thomas von Wantoch, Managing Director at OQmented (Germany)
11:45 – 12:00 David Cheskis, Senior Product Director at TriEye (USA)
12:00 – 12:15 Niklas Hansson, Head of Application Engineering at NIL Technology (Sweden)
12:15 – 12:30 Custom AR Glasses Made Easy! – Alex Zaretsky, Market Development Manager at Epson Europe (United Kingdom)
12:30 – 12:45 O/LED Microdisplays for AR/VR/MR: Requirements and Features – Uwe Vogel, Division Manager Microdisplays and Sensors at Fraunhofer FEP (Germany)

12:45 – 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Company tour at Jabil Optics
15:15 Optional departure by bus transfer to Jena central station / personal departures / car sharing
15:15 – 16:15 After reception @ Jabil Optics rooftop
16:30 Optional departure by bus transfer to Jena central station / personal departures / car sharing

Accommodation

We recommend you to book your room at the Steigenberger Esplanade hotel (address: Carl Zeiss Platz 4, 07743) directly on their website or booking.com or any other hotel nearby.

The bus transfers will be organized from / to Jabil / dinner place to / from Steigenberger Esplanade hotel only.

Speakers
Director of Business Development at Jabil Optics
Co-Founder & President at LightTrans
Vice President Operations at Inkron
Senior Business Development Manager at IMEC
Director, Strategic Market Development at STMicroelectronics
Product Manager at DELO
Chief Product Officer at Dispelix
Marketing & Partnerships Director at Microoled
Product Marketing at Applied Materials
Optical Engineer at Magic Leap
Business Development Director at Synopsys
Scientific Coordinator at Imagine Optic
Product Line Specialist at NKT Photonics
Head of Global Business Development at Morphotonics
Senior Program Director at Ansys
Managing Director at OQmented
Market Development Manager at Epson Europe
Division Manager Microdisplays and Sensors at Fraunhofer FEP
Director Strategic Marketing at Coherent
Head of Application Engineering at NIL Technology
Director of Nanophotonics R&D at WaveOptics
Application Engineering Manager at Ansys


More speakers will be announced soon.

Attendees
  • Andrea Kneidinger , Business Development Manager at EV Group (EVG)
  • Arseny Alexeev , Director, Nanophotonics Technology at WaveOptics (Snap Inc)
  • Daniel Winters , R&D Image Quality at TRIOPTICS
  • Dimitris Mandridis , Head of Optical Engineering at Theon Sensors
  • Douwe Geuzebroek, VP Marketing & Sales at LioniX International
  • Emilie Viasnoff , Business Development Director at Synopsys
  • Frank Wyrowski, President at LightTrans
  • Gauthier Briere , Product Marketing at Applied Materials
  • Henning Rehn , Team Leader at Fisba
  • Inès Hia , Technical Sales Engineer at PHASICS
  • Jean Berney , CEO at Deeplight
  • Jeremy Picot - Clemente, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium
  • Jussi Rahomäki , CPO at Dispelix
  • Murat Deveci , Senior Technical Account Manager at OPTOFIDELITY
  • Niklas Hansson , Head of Application Engineering at NIL Technology
  • Reto Keller , Business Development Manager at Materion Balzers Optics
  • Sandra Gely , Application Engineering Manager at Ansys
  • Simon Olin, Optics Specialist, Partner at Eclipse Optics
  • Simon Schwinger, Director Business Development at Jabil Optics
  • Simon Viets, Director Global Business Development at ficonTEC Service
  • Stephan Prinz, Product Manager at DELO
  • Stephan Schabacker, Sales & Business Development EMEA at Corning
  • Thomas von Wantoch , Managing Director at OQmented
  • Tim Baldsiefen , CTO at Photonics Precision Engineering
  • Tobias Kaposi , Business Development Manager at Panacol-Elosol
  • Ulrike Helfferich, COO at EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium
  • Uwe Vogel , Division Director at Fraunhofer FEP
  • Viktor Schütz , Senior Business Development Manager at Carl Zeiss

More attendees will be announced soon.

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