10 June 2022 / 14:00 - 16:00
EPIC RoundTable at OPTRO: Smart Optronic Detectors for Challenging Targets
Paris, France

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The EPIC B2B Roundtable on Smart Optronic Detectors for Challenging Targets will focus on the challenges for UV, VIS and IR detectors in present and future applications such as ghost imaging, hyper and multispectral system or 3D LIDARs. The event will also discuss their applicability in harsh environments for terrestrial, aerospace or subsea applications, such as for example, locations with unpredictable or inclement weather conditions, sand and dust storms or radioactive areas.

Participation is confirmed by email. 1 person per company is allowed to attend.

Special ticket to attend OPTRO is applied for the participants of the RoundTable. Please read about this below.


10 June 2022

  • 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm

    Welcoming words – Antonio Raspa, Senior Photonics Program Manager at EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

  • 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

    KEYNOTE: Optronic Detector emerging technologies for new challenges in Defence applications  – Fabrizio Berizzi, European Defence Agency

  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    KEYNOTE: Detector requirements for systems in challenging operating scenarios – Antonio Porta, CTO Optronics & Space, Leonardo

  • 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

    EPIC members pitches: 

    2:50 – 2:55 Stéphane Tisserand, CEO at Silios Technologies

    2:55 – 3:00 Steven D. Wagner, Senior Sales Manager at WZWOPTICAG

    3:00 – 3:05 Mathieu Carras, CEO at Mirsense

    3:05 – 3:10 Andrea Chiuri, Researcher at ENEA

    3:10 – 3:15 Arnaud Rigny, Business Development Director Custom Applications at CAILabs

    3:15 – 3:20 François Coursaget, General Manager at New Imaging Technologies

  • 3:20 pm - 3:25 pm

    Closing remarks – Antonio Raspa, Senior Photonics Program Manager at EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

  • 3:25 pm - 4:00 pm

    Networking time


Registering for the event allows you to attend the RoundTable only. To attend the full OPTRO event, please register on their website here: https://www.3af-optro.com/.

Special price to attend OPTRO: 

EPIC members registered to the RoundTable can get a full symposium access (without dinner) at 490 EUR. This also includes the access to all proceedings as well as video reply of all sessions. Please contact michel.assouline@3af.fr for more information. 

Venue & Covid Protocol

Palais des Congrès – VERSAILLES (10 rue de la Chancellerie, 78000 Versailles – France).

Conference room: Colbert (1st floor), main building.

For more information about the venue and COVID protocol, please visit: https://www.3af-optro.com/access.


Carlos Lee, + 32 473 300 433

Antonio Raspa, + 39 345 661 2139

Jeremy Picot – Clemente, + 33 760 194 784


Full Prof. at Univ. Pisa. Currently, Project Officer in Optronics CapTech in EDA. ITA NATO SET and EDA radar CapTech representative on 2010-2018. Expert on radar and optronics. Leader of 10 Defence projects, 4 books and more than 100 journal publications.

Project Officer in Optronics CapTech at European Defence Agency

Executive at Leonardo, Chief Technical Officer for the Optronics & Space Equipment Line of Business. Formerly VP Optronics Systems Engineering. More than 20 years experience in optronics and related technologies. Winner of Prix Ingénieur Général Chanson 2003.

CTO for the Optronics & Space Equipment Line of Business at Leonardo

Stéphane Tisserand (General Manager) co-founded SILIOS Technologies and is the General Manager of the company. Prior to that, from 1995 to 1998 he passed his Ph.D. Thesis at LOSCM (today Institut Fresnel) in the field of Planar Lightwave Circuits. After his Ph.D., he developed an optical thin film department in an SME near Paris, before he co-found SILIOS and operate in the company as the R&D manager first (2001-2009), then as the General Manager (2009-today)

Dr. Mathieu Carras is the acting CEO and main shareholder of mirSense since its founding in 2015.
Prior to the founding, Mathieu headed for 10 years the mid-infrared team of French defense company Thales where he supervised extensive R&D work on quantum cascade lasers and which led to the spin-off of the company. Today, Mathieu Carras is an expert on quantum cascade laser based systems, be it for spectroscopy, defense or other kind of applications. Initially, he graduated as an engineer from French Centrale Paris engineering school and did his Ph.D. in physics on the ‘Electronic and electromagnetic optimization of infrared quantum detectors’

Andrea Chiuri (ENEA) MSc and PhD in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome. Theoretical and experimental expertise regarding Quantum Information, Computation and Quantum Optics. Specific skills in the field of optics, lasers and interferometry. For seven years he was employed at the Forensic Department of Carabinieri (Italian Law Enforcement Agency) in Fingerprint and Chemistry Units. Scientific expertise in spectroscopy and analytical chemistry. He joined ENEA in 2019 and he is the coordinator of the HADES Project (NATO SPS) with a clear focus on the applications of Quantum Technologies.

Researcher at ENEA

Steven D. Wagner Dipl.Ing. (phys.) is the Senior Sales Manager at WZW OPTIC AG. Since his studies of advanced optics and laser physicist Steven held responsible positions in sales and project management during the last two decades at well-known companies in the photonics industry. He joins the company from manufacturers of optical components, laser sources photonic system solutions providers, where he serves in Senior Sales position. He has experience in a wide range of branches like data- and telecom, remote and vision sensing, scientific/research, industrial and medical device industries as well worked within security & defence projects.

Senior Sales Manager at WZWOPTICAG

Arnaud Rigny (Business Developer Director) has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of photonics and semiconductor. After a 10-year experience in research and development at Corning then in product line management at Alcatel Optronics, he joined Soitec as a manager of research and development projects before taking on commercial responsibilities in 2007. He graduated from the Télécom ParisTech engineering school and has a doctorate in optoelectronics from Télécom ParisTech.

Business Development Director at CAILabs

François Coursaget (General Manager) achieved an Engineering Degree at ENSAM Arts & Metiers school in Paris followed by a master’s degree in Material Science at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. François started his career at SAFRAN Electronics & Defense where he occupied several Project Leader functions before leading a team of 40 Engineers and PhDs for the electro-optical advanced studies programs and the development of portable electro-optic equipment product range. François then had the opportunity to Manage a growing deeptech SME at NIT. These experiences have given François a solid experience in managing innovation in the electro-optics field.

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Antonio Raspa
Antonio Raspa
Senior Photonics Program Manager
Jeremy Picot-Clemente, PhD
Jeremy Picot-Clemente, PhD
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