21-22 September 2023
EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Space: Opening New Horizons at Exail
Paris, France

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EPIC Members
290.00 Excl. VAT
Invited companies
290.00 Excl. VAT
490.00 Excl. VAT

Photonics is a critical technology for space applications, playing a vital role in areas such as telecommunications, earth observation, and space exploration. It enables high-speed, low-power communications, remote sensing, imaging, navigation and guidance, and health monitoring. Photonics technology also plays a role in quantum communication which is a secure method of communication that is of high importance for space field. Following forecasts, the use of photonics in space is expected to continue to grow and evolve as the technology advances, opening up new horizons for research and development as well as for applications in this field.

This EPIC meeting at Exail “Photonics for Space: opening new horizons”, will discuss the latest developments and challenges in the use of photonics technology for various space-related applications. The event will include discussions on topics such as space optical communication, PICs for space, earth and planetary monitoring, and space exploration. The event aims to bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and expertise, to explore new opportunities for research and development in this exciting area as well as to provide efficient networking sessions to participants.


20 September, Wednesday

19:00 – 22:00 Optional Pre-event dinner (venue – TBA.)


21 September, Thursday

11:30 Departure by bus transfer from the recommended hotel (TBA. soon) to Exail (optional)

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & networking lunch @ Exail
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming by EPIC
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming by Exail

13:15 – 15:30 SESSION 1: Space Optical Communication Technologies and Challenges

15:30 – 16:15 Networking coffee break

16:15 – 18:30 SESSION 2: PICs for Space Applications

18:30 Departure to the dinner place
19:00 – 22:30 Networking dinner (venue – TBA.)
22:30 Bus transfer to the recommended hotel


22 September, Friday

08:00 Bus transfer from the recommended hotel to Exail
08:20 – 08:50 Welcoming coffee break
08:50 – 09:00 Recap by EPIC

09:00 – 10:30 SESSION 3: New Technologies for Earth and Planetary Monitoring

10:30 – 11:15 Networking coffee break

11:15 – 12:30 SESSION 4: To the Moon and Beyond – Space Exploration

12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:45 Company tour @ Exail

15:00 Departure by bus transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Conference venue

iXcampus (address: 34 Rue de la Croix de Fer, 78100, Saint-Germain-en Laye).


The recommended hotel will be announced soon.

Program Manager
Jeremy Picot, PhD
Jeremy Picot, PhD
Technology Manager for Optics and Green Photonics
Event Manager
Neringa Noreikiene
Neringa Noreikiene
Events Manager