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 in 2020 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.