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RespiceSME - 2nd Photonics Cluster Meeting on "Boosting the Collaboration of Photonics SMEs in Automotive"

The 2nd Photonics Cluster Meeting at the Laser World of Photonics trade fair presented the RespiceSME business development tools for SMEs and yielded interesting insights into the projects' innovation support strategy. The meetings' main focus, however, was on Photonics applications in the automotive sector. SMEs presented their business cases, highlighting the valuable contribution of Photonics to ADAS and connected car technologies.

Please find the presentations of the Cluster Meeting below:

RespiceSME project overview
by Samantha Michaux, Steinbeis 2i GmbH

How to assess and enable the innovation potential of photonics SMEs?
by Linas Eriksonas, LITEK

How to support the innovation strategy of Photonics SMEs? Best practice example of a Spanish SME
by Sergio Saez, SECPhO

How to analyse the value chain of new photonics products application?
by Dr. Ian Mc Cabe, NUI Galway

The potential of Photonics in the automotive industry
by Dr. Jose Pozo, EPIC

Business Cases: Photonics for LIDAR and Connected Cars technologies

Outlook on SWIR LIDAR for Automotive by Yang Ni, New Imaging Technologies

Optical Ethernet in Automotive - A reality by César Esteban, KDPOF

Automotive Applications of Photonics by Devin Standard, LightPath Technologies

Workshop - Mapping collaboration opportunities between Photonics SMEs in Automotive,
Map your business in automotive - interactive survey

Preview & invitation: Cross sectorial meeting at IoT in Barcelona


Photonic Clusters, SME representatives & experts are invited to join the 2nd Photonics inter-cluster Meeting on “Boosting the Collaboration of Photonics SMEs in Automotive”, organized by RespiceSME partners at the Laser World of Photonics Congress and exhibition in Munich (Germany) on the 29th of June 2017, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

What is it about?

  • Learning and sharing about photonics applications and collaborations in the automotive sector
  • Stirring innovation in photonics through RespiceSME tools for cluster manager

The RespiceSME Photonics Cluster Meeting goes beyond the usual cluster gatherings, offering a unique opportunity for discussion and exchange to both, cluster representatives and SMEs, interested in strengthening their innovation potential and boosting the collaboration of photonics SMEs in the automotive sector.

The cluster meeting has two main blocks: The first session is dedicated to cluster managers; speakers in this session will present the latest RespiceSME tools for supporting innovative SMEs in photonics.
In the second block, the focus will be on the applications of photonics in the automotive sector; renowned multinationals and SMEs will share their experiences and success stories, presenting applications in LIDAR and connected car technologies. At the end of the event, there will be time for networking and discussing potential collaborations.

Why to participate?
The workshop is dedicated to:

  • Photonics cluster managers
  • Photonics SMEs in the automotive sector
  • Photonics SMEs developing LIDAR and
    connected car technology
  • End-users and integrators of photonics in the automotive sector

A networking session will conclude the event, giving the opportunity to meet potential cooperation partners and share experiences.

For more details please see the meeting agenda.

Please register until 20th June at the latest under this link. Registration is free of charge.