• PIC International presents
    Pilot Lines in photonics
    the direct route to the market

    Monday 8th November 2021

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The inaugural - Pilot Lines in photonics: the direct route to the market conference, is organised by PIC International and supported by EPIC. The event will be a one day conference and exhibition which takes place on 8th November 2021 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, Brussels, Belgium. The event takes place the day before AngelTech (CS International, PIC International and Sensors International.

The manufacturing pilot lines enable businesses to transition from first prototypes to pilot production. There are five manufacturing pilot lines for photonic technologies addressing silicon nitride and indium phosphide PIC chips, packaging and equipment technologies, medical devices and free-form micro-optics. The Pilot lines in photonics enable companies to take their photonics-based product ideas, scale-them up, and validate them for commercial production by providing a reduced-barrier-to-entry via cost-effective pricing. The pilot lines will give SMEs easy access to advanced manufacturing services and cost-intensive infrastructures together with the expertise needed to manufacture new and innovative products.

The content will be delivered with a mix of presentations and panel discussions, focusing on audience interaction. The event is a high-level b2b forum - unique and intimate networking is an important part of the event and is facilitated with a conference app, allowing you to connect with fellow attendees before the event and make meetings at the event – making business development easy and allowing you to make the most of your networking time at the event.

If you are a SME working to develop photonic technology or part of the wider photonics industry and supply chain, the event will be your must attend event exploring how European Photonics is looking to get a head start in PIC manufacturing and optical devices and the opportunities those will bring to the industry.


Monday 8th November 2021 starting at 08:00 BST
08:00 Registration
08:50 Opening remarks from Chair
09:00 Keynote 1 - PICking winners! European photonics and PIC pilot lines – a success story.
Presented by John Magan - European Commission
09:25 Keynote 2 - Setting up a legal and IP framework for photonics consortiums and SMEs
Presented by Robert Harrison - 24IP Law Group
09:50 Platinum Partner Presentation 1 - Photonics Manufacturing and Pilot Lines in the Era of the Coronavirus
Presented by Scott Jordan - Physik Instrumente
10:10 JePPIX Pilot Line
Presented by Kevin Williams - JePPIX
10:25 Medphab Pilot Line
Presented by Robin de Bruijn - Philips
10:40 MIRPHAB Pilot Line
Presented by Sergio Nicoletti - CEA-Leti
10:55 Morning Break
11:25 Platinum Partner Presentation 2 - Two-photon grayscale lithography for wafer-level optics and photonic packaging
Presented by Martin Hermatschweiler - Nanoscribe
11:45 PHABULOUS Pilot Line: A new era for freeform micro-optics
Presented by Rolando Ferrini - PHABULOμS
12:00 PIX4life - the European Photonics pilot line for life science applications
Presented by Romano Hoofman - imec
12:15 Pixapp
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 User Presentation 1 - Possibilities of thick film silicon nitride
Presented by Michael Geiselmann - LIGENTEC
13:50 User Presentation 2
14:10 User Presentation 3
14:30 Afternoon Break
15:00 Platinum Partner Presentation 3
15:20 User Presentation 4
15:40 User Presentation 5
Panel Title to be Confirmed
16:30 Closing Remarks
Presentation times and order are subject to change. This agenda was last updated on 27 Sep 2021 at 3:02am.



Pilot Lines

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our 2021 conference and exhibition will provide timely, comprehensive coverage for every important sector within the pilot lines in photonics industry. The conference goal is to provide communication and opportunity along the entire value chain of the industry. Whether you're looking for increased brand awareness, thought leader positioning, new business development...or any combination, the event gives you the access you need and enables you to develop and highlight your brand whilst accessing and engaging your key audience.

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Table Top Exhibition Space (2x2m)
2 Registration Places for Staff/Clients

If you are interested in sponsoring the PIC Pilot Lines conference or would like more information on available packages, please get in touch.

Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel

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