29 August 2019 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit 2019
Berlin, Germany

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The EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit is EPIC’s highest-level technology meeting. The event gathers 150 experts and leaders from industrial companies around the world to discuss photonics technology developments, applications, and challenges.

This invitation-only event, is very much networking oriented, held in a very collaborative spirit to further technology, develop new products, imagine new applications.

With a truly unique audience of top-level people from the industry, we cover the entire manufacturing value chain and engage them to explore synergy and business opportunities for new technology developments and collaborations.

Opening & Welcome address

Carlos Lee, Director General, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – video

Gerrit Roessler, Head of Unit Photonics, Berlin Partners – PDFvideo

Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium: Sponsors – video

Session 1: NEXT CHALLENGES IN INTEGRATED OPTICS

Silicon Photonics: State of Ecosystem
Michael Hochberg, CTO, Elineon (USA)

Integrated microsystems: From MEMS to Photonics
Simon Schneider, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, BOSCH (GERMANY)

Reducing Optical Fiber Array – Bridging the Gap Between Fiber Infrastructure and Dense Multichannel Optical Interfaces
Victor Kopp, Director of R&D, Chiral Photonics (USA) – PDFvideo

Highly integrated optics and electronics for sensor and communication applications
Tobias Lamprecht, CTO, Vario-Optics (SWITZERLAND) – PDF

Enabling Optical Components and PICs for Emerging Applications
Milan Mashanovitch, CEO, Freedom Photonics (USA) – PDF – video

Session 2: PHOTONICS-ENABLED SMART MANUFACTURING

Coloured lasers for challenging manufacturing processes
Andreas Popp, Principal Expert Strategy Laser Technology, TRUMPF (GERMANY)

Laser Based Additive Manufacturing in South Africa
Hencharl Strauss, Research Group Leader Novel Lasers Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (SOUTH AFRICA) – PDF – video

High Power Laser Cleaning for the 21st Century
Young Kwon, CTO, ANDRITZ Powerlase (UNITED KINGDOM) – PDFvideo

Highly Doped Optical Fiber Picosecond Lasers
Tamila Zlachevskaya, CEO, Polarus (RUSSIA)

Session 3: NEW FRONTIERS IN PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES

Smart Additive Manufacturing Solutions for the European Photonics Industry
Michael Thiel, Co-founder, Nanoscribe (GERMANY) – PDF

Software Framework Enabling Real-Time 3D Holographic Display
Andrzej Kaczorowski, CTO, VividQ (UNITED KINGDOM) – PDFvideo

Printed Silicon Carbide Alloys – New Massive Polycrystalline Materials in Arbitrary Shapes
Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser, CBDO, PSC Technologies (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Transforming Optical Structure Technology Through Innovative System Integration
Itai Vishnia, CEO, PLX (USA) – PDFvideo

Astrophotonics — A New Star on the Horizon of Photonic Sensors
Martin M. Roth, Head of innoFSPEC Section, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Session 4: LANDSCAPE AND INVESTING IN PHOTONICS

ECOSYSTEM ISRAEL
Dan Vilenski, Former CEO of Applied Materials in Israel (ISRAEL) – PDFvideo

OPEN INNOVATION AT LG – PHOTONICS
Viktor Schütz, Technology Manager, LG Technology Center Europe (GERMANY)

MARKET DATA
Jean-Christophe Eloy, President and CEO, Yole Development (FRANCE) – PDF video

INVESTMENT VIEWS
Mike Powell, Managing Partner, Renevo Capital Limited (UK) – PDFvideo

FUNDING/INVESTMENT
Short pitch of EPIC members looking for investment/acquisition

Peter Cheng, CEO/CTO, Endofotonics (SINGAPORE) – PDFvideo

Volker Sinhoff, CEO, AIXaTECH (GERMANY) – video

Jorma Palmén, CTO, Ladimo (FINLAND) – PDFvideo

PARTNERSHIP
Signature of collaboration agreement with the VR/AR Association – video

Session 5: IMAGING SYSTEMS FOR A CONNECTED WORLD

Mass-Scale Automotive Optical Sensing
Norbert Lichtenstein, R&D Director, II-VI Laser Enterprise (SWITZERLAND) – PDF

Experience with Industrialization for Automotive of New Sensing Technologies
Jan-Erik Källhammer, Director Visual Enhancement & Cognitive Systems, Veoneer (SWEDEN) – PDFvideo

Photonics in the Digitization of Electronic Manufacturing
Avi Gross, CTO, Orbotech (ISRAEL) – PDFvideo

Raman Photonics in Medical Space
Peter Cheng, CEO/CTO, Endofotonics (SINGAPORE) – PDFvideo

Active THz Imaging
Andre Fougeres, Vice-President Innovation & Technology, INO (CANADA) – PDFvideo

Infrared Imaging Solutions and Challenges
Patrick Abraham, Public and Private Partnership Manager, LYNRED (FRANCE) – PDFvideo

Session 6: SENSORS AND NETWORKS CONNECTING THE WORLD AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

Photonic Sensors – Applications and Challenges
Marc Schillgalies, VP Development, First Sensor (GERMANY) – PDF

FBG and FBG-Sensors for use in Difficult Environmental Conditions
Alexey Zarenbin, CEO, FORC-Photonics (RUSSIA) – PDFvideo

Cost-Effective, Ultra-High-Speed Test Solutions for the Data Center and Beyond
Fadi Daou, CEO, MultiLane (LEBANON) – PDFvideo

Session 5: 3-MINUTES ELEVATOR-PITCH BY EPIC MEMBER COMPANIES FROM BERLIN

Andre Richter, General Manager, VPI Photonics (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Nikolay Ledentsov, CEO, VI Systems (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Nils Kirstaedter, CEO/CTO, Lumics (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Kolja Haberland, CTO, Laytec (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Henning Schröder, Group Manager, Fraunhofer IZM (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Martin Schell, Executive Director, Fraunhofer HHI (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Slava Artyushenko, President & CEO, art photonics (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Bodo Richter, CEO, APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Robert Giertz, CTO, AEMtec (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Ulli Hansen, CEO, Lithoglas (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

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Testimonials

It was my first meeting with EPIC and I now understand the value for my and other organizations in being an EPIC member. I was very pleased with the accommodation, attendees, talks, and discussions and found it very informative and fruitful and I will definitely further exchange with some companies on this topic. I am looking forward to upcoming events in the future.

Andreas Zuck
Market Development Manager at Coherent

“It’s great to see how innovative and effective EPIC has been in rising to the challenge of COVID-19. I’m proud to be a member of EPIC!”

Roy McBride
Managing Director at Power Photonic
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