1 December 2022 / 10:15 - 12:00
EPIC TechWatch at W3+FAIR 2022
Dornbirn, Austria

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Selected members of EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – formulate their needs from the user perspective. In addition, there will be cutting-edge technology and market trends. The event will take place on 1 December in the morning in Dornbirn as part of the N-Tec Talks at the fair.
Event is free of charge to attend for those, who have W3 + Fair tickets, which you can get HERE or ask us to provide.

Welcoming words – Ulrike Helfferich, COO at EPIC 

10:15 – 10:30 Photonics Boards: a Solution for Disruptive Integrated Photonic Systems – Felix Betschon, CEO at vario-optics
10:30 – 10:45 Fiat Lux, Or All You Need Are The Right Connections – Andreas Stabla, Sales International at DIAMOND
10:45 – 11:00 CupLids – Fine Leak Hermetic Packages for OptoelectronicsReto Keller, Business Development Manager at Materion Balzers Optics
11:00 – 11:15 Multispectral Imaging in the SWIR with Optical Filters – Georg Draude, General Manager at Chroma Technology
11:15 – 11:30 Intelligent Multispectral Imaging Systems – Andreas Voelker, Research and Business Development Photonics at CSEM
11:30 – 11:45 Technologies of Modern Scan Systems – Holger Schlüter, Head of Business Development at SCANLAB
11:45 – 12:00 Laser Processing of EV Battery Electrodes – Philippe Leopold, EMEA Sales Director at Lumentum

Closing words – Ulrike Helfferich, COO at EPIC


Messequartier Dornbirn GmbH
Messeplatz 1
6850 Dornbirn | Österreich

en-tech.talk stage

For more information: https://w3-fair.com/en/rhine-valley/visit/opening-hours-travel-information-2/

Contact person onsite

Ulrike Helfferich, COO at EPIC
+49 15783514160


Felix Betschon, masters degree in electrical engineering at ETH Zurich in 1997, PhD in 2001; between 2001 - 2009 he lead different positions within the R&D of ESEC, Thyssen Krupp Presta and Varioprint, since 2009 CEO at vario-optics ag.

Born 1960, Studied: Dipl. Ing Applied Physics in Hochschule Ravensburg Weingarten and Economy at the WWI – Fernuniversität Hagen. Positions as GM, BU Head, KAM and international sales in chemical industry, Laser and UV curing technology, Packaging, logistics and machine industry.
Actual: Sales International @ Diamond SA, Losone Switzerland.

Sales International at DIAMOND

Reto Keller is responsible for our thin-film coatings and optical assemblies used in Consumer applications such as Mobile Phones, Projection Displays and Smart Glasses.
He has worked in product development and product management for the Telecom industry for more than 10 years, including a 2 year assignment in Shanghai, China as Head of R&D, before he has joined Materion Balzers Optics in 2018 as Business Development Manager. Reto has obtained his MBA in International Management from Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in 2013 and a BSc in System Engineering from NTB in Buchs in 2009.

Business Development Manager at Materion Balzers Optics

Georg Draude (General Manager) studied biology at Kassel University with a diploma in microbiology in the field of environmental cleaning. In 1999, he finished his PhD at the medical faculty of LMU Munich. Georg worked for several years as sales engineer for imaging‐solutions in medical and biological research and in the laser industry. He joined Chroma 2010 as key account manager Europe, became European sales director in July 2012 and General Manager of Chroma Europe in September 2015.

General Manager at Chroma Technology

Holger Schlüter studied Physics in Aachen and made his PhD at ILT Aachen. He worked 12 years at TRUMPF in Germany and the US in various leading positions. He was CTO and COO of Technolas, a maker of surgical opthalmological laser equipment. Since 2015 he is head of business development at SCANLAB.

Head of Business Development at SCANLAB

Philippe Leopold is Sales Director at Lumentum and responsible for all commercial laser products in EMEA. Philippe graduated from Telecom Physique Strasbourg (France) in 1996 with an engineering degree in optoelectronics, worked for Peugeot
Sport Formula 1, Matra Marconi Space, Alcatel Submarine Networks and JDSU now called Lumentum between 1997 through 2022, and obtained an M.B.A. from Manchester Business School (UK) in 2015.

EMEA Sales Director at Lumentum

Andreas Voelker is Head of Research and Business Development at CSEM, Switzerland and holds a PhD in nano photonics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has a research background in bio-medical imaging and diagnostics, as well as nano particle characterization. He was CEO of LS Instruments, Switzerland for more than 10 years (2008-2019) and also worked at Roche and Ypsomed in the past.

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