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11-12 October 2023
EPIC Technology Meeting on Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology at TOPTICA
Munich, Germany

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

The EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Meeting brings together the European quantum industry ecosystem to commercialize upcoming products from the current R&D initiatives. This year the event is hosted at the new headquarters building of one of the key players in the quantum industry – TOPTICA. The tour around the hosting facilities will be provided. The event gathers experts and leaders from industrial companies worldwide to discuss the second quantum revolution, its applications, and challenges. We will discuss the four primary application areas in which a paradigm shift is expected: quantum communication, quantum synchronization, quantum computing, and quantum sensing. The aim of this event is to engage the audience to explore synergies in this new industry and create business opportunities for all the participants of this networking-oriented event.


10 October 2023

Optional program. Separate registration needed.

Company visits around Munich

8:30 Departure by bus transfer from GREFIS Hotel (address: Lohenstraße 5, 82166 Gräfelfing)
9:30 – 11:00 Visiting Excelitas (address: Hans-Riedl-Straße 9, 85622 Feldkirchen)
11:00 – 11:15 Drive
11:15 – 12:45 Visiting attocube (address: Eglfinger Weg 2, 85540 Haar)
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch at attocube
14:15 – 15:00 Drive
15:00 – 16:30 Visiting Thorlabs (address: Münchner Weg 1, 85232 Bergkirchen)
16:30 Departure by bus transfer to GREFIS Hotel (address: Lohenstraße 5, 82166 Gräfelfing)

18:30 – 22:00 Optional Pre-event Dinner @ GREFIS Hotel (address: Lohenstraße 5, 82166 Gräfelfing, vegetarian menu will be available)

11 October 2023

11:45 – 12:00 Walking from GREFIS Hotel to TOPTICA (address: TOPTICA Photonics AG, Lochhamer Schlag 19, 82166 Gräfelfing)

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & networking lunch

13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words by EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager
13:05 – 13:10 Welcoming words by TOPTICA – Wilhelm Kaenders, Founder and President


13:10 – 13:40 KEYNOTE: TOPTICA – Stephan Ritter, Director Applications Quantum Technologies (Germany)
13:40 – 13:55 Fraunhofer HHI – Martin Schell, Executive Director (Germany)
13:55 – 14:10 ID Quantique – Gregoire Ribordy, CEO (Switzerland)
14:10 – 14:25 Huawei – Momtchil Peev, Project Leader (Austria)
14:25 – 14:40 Toptica EagleyardHigh Power Diode Laser and Amplifier Modules for QTBjörn Globisch, Head of R&D (Germany)

14:55 – 15:40 Networking coffee break


15:40 – 16:10 KEYNOTE: TOPTICA – Jürgen Stuhler, Vice President Quantum Technologies (Germany)
16:10 – 16:25 Menlo Systems – Ronald Holzwarth, Managing Director (Germany)
16:25 – 16:40 CSEM Photonic Solutions for Quantum Technologies – Andreas Voelker, Head of Research & BD Photonics (Switzerland)
16:55 – 17:10 Quant-X Security & CodingQuantum Technology Transfer Catalysers. How We enable the Integration of Quantum Technology in Classical Infrastructures –  Xenia Bogomolec, Information Security Manager & CEO

17:10 – 17:20 Review of the day by EPIC

17:30 Departure by bus transfer to the dinner location

18:00 – 22:00 Networking dinner @ Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige (Schloss Nymphenburg 30,
80638 München)

12 October 2023

8:15 – 8:30 Walking from GREFIS Hotel to TOPTICA (address: TOPTICA Photonics AG, Lochhamer Schlag 19, 82166 Gräfelfing)

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome coffee

9:00 – 9:05 Recap by Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium (France/Europe)


09:05 – 09:35 KEYNOTE: Quandela – Valerian Giesz, CEO and Co-founder (France)
09:35 – 09:50 Quix Quantum – Caterina Taballione, Commercial & Partnership Lead (The Netherlands)
09:50 – 10:05 Eindhoven University of Technology – Martijn Heck, Professor (The Netherlands)
10:05 – 10:35 imecNext Generation Light Switches for Optical Quantum Technolgoies – Christian Haffner, Researcher (Belgium)
10:35 – 10:50 Yole development – Photonics’ Contribution to the Development of Quantum Markets – Eric Mounier, Chief Analyst (France)

10:50 – 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:00 KEYNOTE: ExailIndustrial Absolute Quantum Gravimeters and R&D for Future Products – Peter Rosenbusch, Head of Systems Engineering
12:05 – 12:15 Q.ANTStarting up with Quantum Sensors – Robert Roelver, Head of Sensing
12:15 – 12:30 QnamiQuantum Sensing Unleashed: Innovations, Applications, and Market Expansion – Alexander Stark, Co-founder & Head of R&D (Switzerland)
12:30 – 12:45 GLOphotonics – Devang Naik, Researcher (France)
12:45 – 13:00 FEMTOprintLaser-based 3D Micro-manufacturing of High Precision Components for Quantum Photonics – Rolando Ferrini, Chief Regional Officer & Head of FEMTOprint Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Company tour at TOPTICA
15:15 Optional departure by the bus transfer to Munich airport


We recommend to book your room at the GREFIS hotel (address: Lohenstraße 5, 82166 Gräfelfing) directly, by contacting them by email: . Please mention that you are booking your room for the TOPTICA event happening on 11th and 12th October. In this case the price will be 127 EUR. Number of rooms for such price is limited. Alternatively you can also book a room at Stay.Residence (address: Lochhamer Str. 6, 82152 Planegg) or any other hotel nearby.

The bus transfers will be organized from / to TOPTICA / dinner place to / from GREFIS hotel only. But you can book any other hotel within a walking distance of GREFIS. 

Due to limited parking at TOPTICA, please park at the GREFIS hotel, it’s only 4 minutes walking distance to TOPTICA.

Companies visits


Excelitas Technologies® Corp. is a leading industrial technology manufacturer focused on delivering innovative, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the illumination, optical, optronic, sensing, detection and imaging needs of our OEM and end-user customers. Serving a vast array of applications across biomedical, scientific, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, safety, security, consumer products, defense and aerospace sectors, Excelitas stands committed to enabling our customers’ success in their many various end-markets. Our team consists of more than 7,500 professionals working across North America, Europe and Asia, to serve customers worldwide.


attocube systems was founded in 2001 and is recognized for innovation and excellence in the development, the production, and the distribution of cutting-edge components and solutions for nanoscale applications in research and industry. Three business sectors optimally serve customers in attocube’s key markets: The ‘Cryogenic Instruments’ portfolio covers nanopositioners, cryostats and microscopes for research at extreme environments, while ‘Nanoscale Analytics’ (former neaspec GmbH) offers optical imaging and spectroscopy microscopes using ground-breaking and patented optical background-filtering techniques. With a strong focus on engineering applications, ‘Motion & Sensing’ offers high-precision motion and measuring devices for ambient and vacuum conditions. attocube has sales offices in the US and a broad network of worldwide distributors, covering more than 40 countries. A long list of accolades – including the Bavarian Innovation Award, the German Founder’s Award, and the TOP100 Innovation Award – further prove attocube’s innovative company spirit.


Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever-increasing role to serve the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organization’s highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of Fabry-Perot, DFB, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing both silica and fluoride glass optical fibers; MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.

Managing Director at Menlo Systems
Commercial & Partnership Lead at Quix Quantum
Director Applications Quantum Technologies at TOPTICA
Peter Rosenbusch
Head of Systems Engineering at Exail
Information Security Manager & CEO at Quant-X Security & Coding
Momtchil Peev
Project Leader at Huawei
Co-founder & CEO at QuSide
Co-founder & Head of R&D at Qnami
Head of Research & BD Photonics at CSEM
CEO and a Co-founder at Quandela
Vice President Quantum Technologies at TOPTICA
Founder and President at TOPTICA
Robert Roelver
Head of Sensing  at Q.ANT
Executive Director at Fraunhofer HHI
Chief Regional Officer & Head of FEMTOprint Neuchâtel at FEMTOprint
Researcher at GLOphotonics
Researcher at imec
Chief Analyst at Yole Development

More speakers will be announced soon.


More attendees will be announced soon.

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