• 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 14:00 CET
14:00 Registration
14:30 Opening remarks from Michael Lebby & Jose Pozo (Event Moderators)
14:40 Setting up a legal and IP framework for photonics consortiums and SMEs
Presented by Robert Harrison - Sonnenberg Harrison Partnerschaft mbB
15:00 Presentation Title to be Confirmed
15:20 The JePPIX Pilot Line offers design, production and testing services to take your InP PIC-based prototype into production
Presented by Vadim Pogoretskii - Eindhoven University of Technology
15:30 MedPhab serves as Europe’s first Photonics Pilot Line on medical applications
Presented by Kamal Kaur - IMEC
15:40 The Mid IR Alliance is an industrial group of companies active in mid-infrared technologies at all levels of the supply chain
Presented by Sergio Nicoletti - CEA-Leti
15:50 The European Pilot Line and one-stop-shop for the manufacturing of free-form micro-optics
Presented by Jessica van Heck - PHABULOuS Pilot Line
16:00 PIXAPP, the photonics packaging Pilot Line - from initial prototypes to scaling to volume’
Presented by Peter O'Brien - PIXAPP
16:10 PIX4life Pilot Line - The world’s premier SiN pilot line for integrated biophotonic applications
Presented by Adil Masood - PIX4life
16:20 ePIXfab - the European Silicon Photonics Alliance
Presented by Roel Baets - ePIXfab
16:30 Coffee Break
16:50 Presentation Title to be Confirmed
17:10 Presentation Title to be Confirmed
17:30 Manage your photonic design IP from prototype to production
Presented by Iterio Degli-Eredi - Luceda Photonics
17:50 Presentation Title to be Confirmed
18:10 Keynote - PICking winners! European photonics and PIC pilot lines – a success story.
Presented by Werner Steinhoegl - European Commission
18:30 Closing Remarks by Michael Lebby & Jose Pozo (Event Moderators)
18:40 Pre-Conference Networking Reception, open to all PIC Pilot Line Attendees
Presentation times and order are subject to change. This agenda was last updated on 06 Feb 2023 at 2:58pm.


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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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Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel

The Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel is located just 39 steps away from the arrivals and departures hall.

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