Traditional industry and high-tech companies are invited to the webinar – Innovation and Photonics technologies – Now you can! This webinar will be organized by Center for Physical Science and Technology (FTMC) together with Laser & Engineering Technologies Cluster (LITEK™) on 23rd of March, 2021. It will be organized under the umbrella of EU Industry Week 2021 covering the theme: shaping Europe’s digital future.
FTMC and LITEK™ are partners of two pan-European initiatives – PhotonHUB EUROPE and PULSATE – aiming at bringing photonics in general and laser-based advanced and additive manufacturing technologies closer to industrial SMEs. The opportunity to know, apply and profit from such technologies and digitalization will be presented during this event. Competence centres in all fields of photonics and experts in business development and exploitation will meet SMEs from Lithuania, Poland and other EU countries interested in joining the photonics revolution.
Innovation and photonics technologies – Now you can!
Tuesday, March 23rd
10:00 EET / 9:00 CET
10:00 Intro plenary discussion
–– Industry 4.0 and Digitalization: Must Win Battles
Ričardas Valančiauskas, Director of Innovation and Industry Department at EIMIN (Ministry of Economy and Innovation)
–– PhotonHub: Photonics Innovation Support for European Companies
Hugo Thienpont, Coordinator of PhotonHUB
–– Pulsate Activities and Opportunities for SMEs
Pablo M. Romero, Coordinator of Pulsate
–– FTMC and LITEK™ as Laser and Photonics Competence Center
Gediminas Račiukaitis, Head of Laser technologies department of FMTC
–– Photonics Industry in Poland
11:15 Vision on future of photonics in the region
–– Review of Trends in Photonics 2021: from Industrial Manufacturing to Quantum Computing
Jose Pozo, Director of Technology and Innovation at EPIC
–– Ulrich Hoechner, Industrial market development manager at Light Conversion
–– Alvydas Žabolis, Managing partner at Zabolis Partners
–– Future application of ultra-high intensity lasers
Kęstutis Jasiūnas, CEO at EKSPLA
–– IR photosensors for digital industry transformation
Adam Piotrowski, President of the Board of VIGO Systems S.A.
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Open Calls “how-to-apply” in PULSATE and PhotonHUB
14:30 Pitch sessions of local SMEs
SMEs are welcome to prepare an idea pitch for Open calls, present a problem or solution
15:50 Best-practice example of collaboration
Best practices from ACTPHAST, LASSHARE, AMable and other EU Open Calls
16:20 Round table discussion
16:50 Matchmaking session