17 September 2024
EPIC Technology Meeting on Photonics for NewSpace – Optical Communication during ESA Industry Days
Noordwijk, The Netherlands



Join us for this EPIC Technology Meeting on Photonics for NewSpace – Optical communication, during the ESA Industry Days! This exclusive event focuses on the forefront of NewSpace, with a dedicated emphasis on optical communication. In Session 1, we’ll gather end-users and integrators to discuss the challenges and evolving needs in this vital sector. Gain valuable insights into the pragmatic aspects of “doing business with ESA” and collaboration opportunities. In Session 2, companies will showcase their innovative solutions for NewSpace, ranging from quantum key distribution to advanced optical components, including integrated photonics. Explore how these advancements are revolutionizing space missions by enhancing data transmission and enabling secure communications. Join this event as we chart the course for the future of space technology at the intersection of photonics and space communication.

Agenda

Optional agenda

16 September 2024, Monday

19:00 – 22:00 EPIC Pre-event networking dinner

Agenda

17 September 2024, Tuesday

11:45 – 12:45 registration and lunch
08:15 – 09:00 registration and coffee
12:45 – 13:00 Welcoming words by ESA & EPIC

13:00 – 14:40 SESSION 1: Technology challenges and roadmap for new space – optical communication

In this first session, end-users and system integrators will discuss their evolving needs in new space, with a specific focus on optical communication. This session will provide valuable insights into the demands and expectations from the industry. The session will also touch upon the pragmatic aspects of “doing business with ESA,” offering valuable insights into collaboration opportunities and best practices for navigating the ESA ecosystem.

Agenda in preparation, topics are provisional, companies interested in participating can contact us with their proposals

14:40 – 15:15 Networking coffee break 

15:15 – 18:30 SESSION 2: Solution Providers for new space challenges

In this dynamic session, companies in the field of new space optical communication will showcase their innovative solutions, ranging from quantum key distribution (QKD) to advanced optical components. We will have a focus on the latest developments in photonic integrated circuits (PICs), frequency combs, and integrated photonics, tailored for the unique challenges of space-based applications – and especially for optical communication. Whether you are interested in cutting-edge optical communication technologies or seeking opportunities to collaborate with end-users of the space field, this session promises to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements and opportunities in the new space optical communication landscape.

Agenda in preparation, topics are provisional, companies interested in participating can contact us with their proposals

16:30 – 17:00 Networking coffee break

18:45 – Bus transfer to the Hotel

 

Venue

To be added soon

Useful resources
Technology Manager
Technology scope and agenda
Jeremy Picot-Clemente, PhD
Jeremy Picot-Clemente, PhD
Technology Manager for Optics and Green Photonics
Programme Manager
Coordination
Lídia Briquets
Lídia Briquets
Programme Manager
Event Manager
Logistics, venue, accommodation, and transportation
Vera Koniukhova
Vera Koniukhova
Events Manager
Related
Market Reports

Related
Past Events