Düsseldorf, 20.06.2017
Photonics PPP at Laser World of Photonics fair in Munich, 26 – 29 June 2017
ALPHA-RLH hosts scores of photonics innovations from eight cluster members at Laser Fair in Munich
New Best Practice Handbook for Photonics Outreach Projects
SM Optics: LIGHTMODE, the New Metro Optical Platform
Join – Photonics 4 Luxury Coatings, 21 June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
Join – International Conference on Industrial Laser Processing (JNPLI), 13-14 September 2017, Strasbourg, France
Join – AutoSens, 19-21 September, Brussels, Belgium
Join – LED professional Symposium, 26-28 September 2017, Bregenz, Austria
Join – OPS2017, 18-19 October, Kista, Sweden

   Dear Photonics21 member

Find the latest information on the upcoming Laser World of Photonics fair in Munich in this newsletter. Several projects do conduct workshops or have their own booths.

You also will find updates of Photonics PPP project Photonics4All and a new Optical Platform in Italy.

Join our upcoming end user workshop Photonics 4 Luxury Coatings which is taking place in Geneva this week. We also encourage you to join the other events like the International Conference on Industrial Laser Processing in Strasbourg, AutoSens in Brussels, the LED professional Symposium in Bregenz and the Optics & Photonics Conference in Sweden.

If you would like to inform the Photonics21 membership on any photonics activities or events within your national or regional photonics community or provide us your feedback to the Photonics21 newsletter you can send it to SECRETARIAT@PHOTONICS21.ORG.

Best regards

Secretariat Photonics21


This year’s Laser World of Photonics is taking place in the last week of June in Munich. We will use the opportunity to publish new Brochures at our booth which is directly located at the entrance area west EW.300. Please make sure to visit our booth and get your own copy of the PPP impact report and the new Photonics market research study 2017.

There is also a booth representing our pilot lines PIXAPP, MIRPHAB and PIX4Life in hall A3 booth 132. Meet our pilot lines and get information on how they can help your business.

Several projects of the Photonics PPP are organizing special workshops in this frame:
You are welcome to join the RespiceSME’spartners to discuss photonics innovations and educational programmes during the workshop for aligning education with innovation on 28th June, to learn more about photonics applications in the automotive sector at the Photonics Inter-cluster Meeting on 29th June and to network and boost collaborations with other stakeholders during the RespiceSME’s brokerage sessions (27th - 29th June).

1. Workshop “Aligning Education with Innovation”, 28.06.2017, from 13:00 to 18:00
The workshop will focus on how to trigger innovation in photonics through improving the curricula of photonics courses in higher education. In order to support the interaction between SMEs and students, an informal ‘get together’ and a matchmaking session for jobs seekers will take place after the presentations. SMEs and students will meet to find or offer internships and jobs opportunities.
For the publication of your job offer, please use the form on the website and send it back to Petra Bindig (petra@photonicsweden.org) until the 20th of June at the latest!

Registration for the workshop is open until 20th June. For more information on the matchmaking please click here.

2. Photonics Inter-Cluster Meeting on Boosting the Collaboration of Photonics SMEs in Automotive”, 29.06.2017, from 13:00 to 18:00  
This cluster meeting will go beyond the usual cluster gatherings, inviting both, cluster representatives and SMEs, to exchange views on strengthening the innovation potential of photonics SMEs. Renowned multinationals and SMEs will share their experiences in the automotive sector and present success stories of photonics solutions in LIDAR and connected car technologies.

Please register for the meeting by latest, 20th June.

3. RespiceSME Brokerage sessions, 27.-29.06.2017
SMEs, Photonics clusters, RTOs, Academia and experts are invited to sign up to partake in brokerage throughout the trade show.

For more details and for registering to the brokerage events, please see the meeting-mojo platform

Participation in all above-mentioned events is free of charge.

The EU project LASHARE is also conducting a workshop we kindly invite you to.

4. Workshop “Digitisation of Laser-Based Equipment”, 29.06.2017 from 10:00 to 14:00

The European Commission, Photonics21 andLASHARE invite to a workshop on "Digitisation of laser-based manufacturing" at Laser World of Photonics 2017 in Munich, Hall B3.360. On June 29th from 10:00 to 14:00, a Forum at the exhibition will open the stage for an exchange on challenges in digitisation. The event will be started by the European Commission and Photonics21 which both will give an insight into their work today and the future plans to organise research in this field. The presentations of running projects will take a close look at ICT integration into pieces of equipment and on equipment integeration into ICT environments alike.

A worskhop will collect feedback from the audience to provide input to future work programmes at European level and to give directions to actual work that is carried out in collaborative and industrial projects.

  • Digitisation in photonics for industrial applications (Photonics21)
  • Digitisation in photonics for excellence in Europe – the actual work programme towards 2020 (European Commission)
  • I4MS Projects: LASHARE & APPOLO
  • Workshop on Challenges in Digitisation of laser-based equipment
  • IR&RIA Projects: Adalam, Combilaser, Encompass, Hiperdias, Hiperlam, Hyprocell, Modulase, Paraddise, Tresclean

 Further details can be found in the program.

ALPHA-RLH hosts scores of photonics innovations from eight cluster members at Laser Fair in Munich

ALPHA-RLH (Route des Lasers & des Hyperfréquences®), a technology cluster specializing in photonics, microwave and digital technologies, today announces that it is assembling top of the line high-powered lasers, ultra-precise optical instruments and ‘plug and play’ photonics systems from eight of its cluster members at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, June 26 – 29, booth #B3 336

The ALPHA-RLH Competitiveness cluster is visiting the European Commission!
In view of the next call for innovative projects in the Defense area and also to introduce the new competitiveness cluster ALPHA-RLH, Patrice GAMAND, Microwaves and Communications business development management, with Magali Pages, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region representative, met on May, 31st in Brussels with Charalampos Giannakopoulos, Policy Officer – Defence Industries in defense, avionics and naval, DG GROW, European Commission and with Marian Savu, Policy Officer Industry Relations and Support, European Defence Agency (EDA). These meetings have contributed to the visibility of the cluster through its global competences in technologies and applications. This was also the opportunity to get more insights about the preparatory action on defence research that will be launched soon by the European Commission. A dedicated day about this call for project is organized on June 27th in Brussels. This is an opportunity to meet with potential contributors to the preparatory action.

The EU-project Photonics4All aiming at promoting photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public throughout the EU successfully came to an end in December 2016 with an impressive record of 20 outreach tools developed and presented in about 230 events in two years.

To enable further impact, the most successful Photonics4All tools and activities were described in three Best Practice Handbooks focused on photonics outreach towards young people, entrepreneurs and the general public, respectively. Specific highlights are children’s universities, teacher training sessions, a photonics board game competition, innovation workshops, a European start-up challenge, as well as the organisation of photonics campaigns, the development of a unique instrument for light-based scientific shows as well as of quite simple but extremely successful bookmarks. 

The handbooks should be relevant to all those interested in outreach, whether a newcomer or more experienced science communicators.

The handbooks are available as eBooks and in a printed version.

More information: photonics4all.eu/towards-best-practice-in-photonics-outreach/

SM Optics, an Italian centre of competence in optical networking, has been built at the end of 2014 as a spin-off of Alcatel-Lucent over the core R&D team of about 270 people, who since 1990 develop a piece of history of Italian telecommunication sector deeply influencing the worldwide market with innovative products. We are proud to be able to rebuild and consolidate a new optical lab, engaging expert and young researcher and maintaining a strong and active cooperation with major Italian Universities and Research Centre.
Furthermore, we are supporting national association (i.e. CORIFI, national mirror group of Photonics21) and institution to disseminate and push photonic technology.

This workshop organized by Swissphotonics, the Swiss National Thematic Network (NTN) for photonics, will take place in the framework of the EPMT 2017, the most important annual exhibition for Swiss suppliers of watch industry and micro technology EPHJ.

There will be speakers from various industry sectors. Among others these speakers confirmed their participation: Dr. Andreas Bächli - Buchs SG; Dr. Florian Bourgeois - Comelec SA; Dipl. Ing. Alois Wiesböck - Ocea Optics; Dr. Ralph Delmdahl - Coherent Laser Systems.

The event will be of value to companies that are established in the sector or are looking to develop products there, as well photonics academics with an interest in industrial collaboration and commercialisation.

For more information, please visit the event's website

Join – International Conference on Industrial Laser Processing (JNPLI), 13-14 September 2017, Strasbourg, France

The 2017 International Conference on Industrial Laser Processing (JNPLI)will occur on 13th & 14th September 2017 at the convention center in Strasbourg / France. JNPLI is a major event dedicated to industrial laser technologies and their advances. The JNPLI offers an overview of the latest innovations and recently implemented laser applications.

This event is supported by ICube and the University of Strasbourg.

The main topics for the conference will be related to:

  • Laser processing in Smart Factory & Industry 4.0,
  • Additive manufacturing on metals or polymers,
  • Joining of dissimilar materials,
  • Surface texturing & surface treatment,
  • Transparent materials processing,
  • Process monitoring & control,
  • Beam shaping & delivery,
  • New laser developments,
  • Power scaling of ultrafast lasers,
  • Frequency conversion.

Here is the link for submission: click here

Your submission has to be send to: communication@laserenligne.fr
The conference program will include several thematic sessions and many networking opportunities between attendees. Simultaneous translation will be available. You'll also have access to coffee-breaks and a buffet for lunch.

This new edition is held simultaneously with ESPACE LASER 2017, the European Trade Fair for Laser Processing in the Industry of the Future. Resolutely industrial, ESPACE LASER is the only trade fair in France dedicated to materials and laser techniques for the industry. It displays all the production techniques and new laser additive manufacturing technologies for the development and rapid production of complex parts and customized products.

Join – AutoSens, 19-21 September, Brussels, Belgium

The world’s leading technical summit for ADAS and autonomous vehicle perception technology. Built on the vision of senior technical experts at automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and delivered by conference experts with a passion for engineering.

We make a welcome return to AutoWorld in September 2017 – a spectacular venue for anyone with a passion for cars. Once again, the perfect backdrop for the continuation of technical discussion concerning the future of vehicle perception technology. With the AutoSens Awards, added venue features and enhanced networking, even previous attendees will have a multitude of new experiences in 2017

Join us and participate in industry-wide knowledge sharing and discussion.

Get a 15% discount on the tickets when using our personalized link.

Find out more about AutoSens on the event’s website.

The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) is an annual event and meeting point for experts from international lighting industries and research, which takes place at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz, Austria. 

With about 100 lectures, several workshops, 1,600 expected visitors and around 100 exhibitors, this event is one of the world’s leading lighting technology conferences. 

The seventh LpS will cover trends and technologies for future lighting solutions under the motto: "Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations" from September 26 to 28, 2017. 

Early-Bird-Tickets are available at www.LpS2017.com/registration.

Get more information on the event’s website.

Optics & Photonics in Sweden conference (OPS) 2017 will be held 18-19 October 2017 in Kista, Stockholm at Electrum.
Invited talks will cover a variety of topics in Optics and Photonics, reflecting current Swedish research and development at universities, institutes and in the industry. Keynote speakers will highlight European research and developments.

A poster session will provide an additional opportunity to display to the most recent developments and achievements. It will also give an overview of Optics and Photonics in Sweden and offer a good platform for creating new collaborations. Follow the link to find out more about the Abstract Submission.

An exhibition and a session with company presentations will be held in parallel to the technical sessions to provide industry, institutes, and associations an opportunity to display their products and services and bridge the gap between science and industry.

More information can be found on the event website.

The conference is organised by PhotonicSweden (PS) and the Swedish Optical Society (SOS).