Friday, 29 April 2016

Call for speakers and topic proposals: Forest & Photonics workshop brings together top photonics and bioeconomy experts - International conference for scientists and business developers at Koli National Park Finland in October 2016

The international event will bring together researchers and business developers from the fields of photonics and bioeconomy.

Photonics Finland is looking forward to receiving any topic proposals, ideas and speaker suggestions. For proposals and further information, please contact:

Juha Purmonen 
Executive Director, Photonics Finland
telephone: +358 50 354 3832 

Photonics is a field of science that concentrates on producing and manipulating light. It is used in applications such as virtual reality and machine vision. Bioeconomy uses renewable biomass such as wood for different applications. Most recent innovations have taken place in high added value products such as textiles and cosmetics. Together, photonics and bioeconomy can produce applications such as laser wood-cutting, remote sensing and measurement of natural resources, and intelligently optimized LED lighting for growing vegetables.

“Photonics is a disruptive technology which fulfills its potential when combined with other fields. New applications are constantly discovered and growth projections are remarkable”, says Juha Purmonen, executive director of Photonics Finland and one of the event's organizers.

Forest & Photonics 2016 has four themed tracks:

  • Digitalization of bioeconomy: how the internet of things, big data, remote sensing, etc., are used in bioeconomy
  • Forestry machines: machine vision and other modern applications of photonics
  • Mechanical and chemical processing of wood and other biomass
  • Startups

Forest & Photonics 2016 will be held at Sokos Hotel Koli, Yläkolintie 39, Koli National Park, Finland, on 26th and 27th of October, 2016. For more information please visit the event website.

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