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Optics / Photonics

On November 28th 2019, innovative young high-tech enterprises will meet German SMEs, at a hotspot of the German Optics  & Photonics ecosystem Jena, to explore synergies for innovation in the optics & photonics sector and its many applications.

Young high-tech enterprises

Connect directly with decision makers in established companies.
Get first-hand insights on the industry ecosystem and how to enter the German market. 
Get to know the major players in the German market in a structured 1-day event. 

Mittelstand

Connect directly with the most innovative Startups relevant to your core business. 
Meet potential new partners and customers for innovative product and process solutions. 
Get access to the news and insights of the European ecosystem. 

What makes our events relevant to you?

Focus

Unhide the Champions is an event series, each focusing on one technology sector per event. The upcoming event will match young high-tech enterprises and SMEs on November 28th in Jena:

Unhide The Champions X Optics & Photonics

Exchange

One day without long keynotes, panels etc. Discuss opportunities for cooperation and deal-making in person with decision makers

Networking App

After registration, you will receive access to our Networking App 10 days before the event. Here we propose to you suitable interlocutors and you can make an appointment directly on site.

Jena / Thuringia

Vital ecosystem at its best for Optics & Photonics

  • About 190 companies, employing >16,000 high-qualified employees
  • Turnover of € 3.3bn, export rate 67%
  • International well established network
  • Broad range of competencies in almost all fields of optical technologies
  • Awesome manufacturer mix: from component, suppliers through specialists for optical design to system suppliers
  • Close link with Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • More than 2,000 students in optic or laser technology
  • Innovation-driven through research facilities

Young high-tech enterprises + German Mittelstand out of
5 application sectors in Optics & Photonics

Life Sciences
&
Healthcare
Diagnostic and treatment of any major disease e.g. through optical diagnostics, endoscopy to minimally invasive surgery, spectrscopy, medical devices, medical lasers, Biophotonics, AR/VR, LiDAR, lasercutting, lab-on-a-chip or big data analysis of images and medical files.
Feed
&
Food
Fruit ripeness sensors, hydroponics and aquaculture, sensitive imaging in farming, indoor and urban farming, specialized LEDs and lighting algorithm, monitor plant disease, soil health – photonic technologies may have a major impact on future food and feed production. 
Connected
Mobility
Connected mobility meets photonics in different applications such as traffic lights, optical fibre cables, traffic sign recognition, autonomous driving with intelligent cameras, high-speed laser cutting in production precesses or sensors for air pollution.
Sustainability
&
Clean Environment
There are many more topics behind this application than just solar energy. We are talking about purifying air, water and food using non-toxic optical solutions, spectroscopy, Li-Fi, LiDAR, emission measuring,  fibre optics for less emission data-transfer, artificial photosynthesis and many more. 
Manufacturing
&
Production
For production and manufacturing the newest technologies in optics result in new products and efficient manufacturing, e.g. fibre optics for an industrial internet, ultra-short pulse lasers, 3D imaging, smart robotics and deep learning using camera and sensor systems.

What to expect

  • One day full of added value
  • Introduction of German optics and photonics ecosystem
  • High-level keynote
  • Focussed networking and match-making (incl. networking app)
  • Pitches of young high-tech enterprises (focused on their solution and partnering not for funding)
  • Young high-tech enterprise exhibition area
  • Meet the real movers and shakers

Exhibition  of young high-tech enterprises

Each of the participating startups will have a small booth and thus a point of contact.

Networking-App

Each registered participant will receive access to our networking app 10 days prior to the event to:

  • send messages to participants,
  • shedule meetings,
  • get further information of the other participants and their solutions/products,
  • create your own agenda.

Attendee timeline

Young high-tech enterprises

Now | Registration

Register now and become part of Unhide The champions X Optics & Photonics. 

After registration you are part of the event and get an exhibition space, a rollup and full access to Eventapp. Furthermore you are in the selection for a Pitchin slot.

Nov 11th | Deadline Rollup content

Every young high-tech enterprise receives a Roll-up as exhibition booth during the event. After the event, it’s yours.

Nov 18th | Access to the partnering app

  • discover who is there
  • arrange 1:1 meeting
  • shedule YOUR agenda

Nov 28th | UNHIDE THE CHAMPIONS X Optics & Photonics

The most efficient networking event in optics and photonics you can attend.

Missed a contact

The Partnering-App will still be open 7 days after the event, so you can connect with partners you missed meeting

Become part of our Ecosystem

We built an open-innovation-platform for sustainable ecosystems after our events. You get free access to this platform after the event

Mittelstand

Now | Registration

Register now and become part of Unhide The champions X Optics & Photonics. 

Get in touch with the disruptors in the optics and photonics sector in Europe.

Ecosystem matching

Jena is one of the global hotsports in optics and photonics. The vital ecosystem is the reason, why themost innovative marketleaders are located here. We assit to get in touch with relevant players from the ecosystem.

Nov 18th | Access to the partnering app

  • discover who is there
  • arrange 1:1 meeting
  • shedule YOUR agenda

Nov 28th | UNHIDE THE CHAMPIONS X Optics & Photonics

The most efficient networking event in optics and photonics you can attend.

Missed a contact

The Partnering-App will still be open 7 days after the event, so you can connect with partners you missed meeting

Become part of our Ecosystem

We built an open-innovation-platform for sustainable ecosystems after our events. You get free access to this platform after the event

Agenda & Venue

Venue

Address:

Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena University of Applied Sciences
Carl-Zeiß-Promenade 2
07745 Jena

Only 25 pitching slots available

Time is limited!

We can only serve 25 pitching-slots

Please convince us of your Solution, product/service in the short description in the registration process.

In any case, all young high-tech enterprises get their own booth and Roll-up (you can keep it after the event), as well as full access to the Partnering-App.

Tickets

Book your ticket directly in the Xing-Events shop.

What young high-tech enterprises get.

  • You get a bar-table and a roll-up, which we design with your content (after the event it’s yours).
  • Chance to pitch your product/solution to the German Mittelstand (fill out the descriptions of your company and your application conscientiously during the purchase process)
  • Full access to valuable business contacts and other opportunities.
  • Full Day Catering.
  • Participation in our Match-Making App.
  • Fun & great conversations.

What the Mittelstand & Corporates get.

  • Insights and Inspiration from young disruptors from all over Europe.
  • Full access to relevant business contacts and othe opportunities.
  • Full Day Catering
  • Participation in our Match-Making App.
  • Fun & great conversations.

Clusters | Networks | Advisers | Consultants

  • Full access to valuable business contacts and other opportunities.
  • Full Day Catering.
  • Participation in our Match-Making App.
  • Fun & great conversations.

Do I need a XING-Account?

NO, you don’t need a Xing-Account to register.

15% Network Member discount

HTSB Network members receive a discount of 15%. You dont’t have received the promocode? Drop us a line.

Cancellation

Please check first whether you want to send a representative. If this is not possible, please click on “Request cancellation” in your confirmation email. We will then inform you and after a short inquiry, we will cancel your ticket. Please note that if canceled up to 2 weeks before the event, 15% cancellation fee will apply. So you get only 85% of the purchase price refunded.

A refund within the last two weeks before the event is not possible.

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