EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Photonics for the Food and Beverage Industry

16 December 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Soon we all will be enjoying our Christmas dinner, but how much do we know about the composition of the food we eat and beverages we drink? This meeting will discuss how photonics technologies can help manufacturing, quality control, testing of new formulations and even growth of our future treats. The whole supply chain of photonics technologies will come together to discuss the current status and how  photonics can contribute to the future of the food industry.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Elena Beletkaia, Project Leader for Sensing and Healthcare Technologies at EPIC


An overview of the speakers will follow soon…

A physicist with 28 years of experience providing R&D for the food industry. Specialties include cereal science and technology, imaging technologies for food characterization, and online sensing.

Martin Whitworth
Principal Scientist, Product Innovation at Campden BRI
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He gained experience as Business Unit Manager Automotive & Aviation for an Engineering firm. Paul has extensive experience in forming technology, material behavior, wear, corrosion, and seven years in Surface Engineering for the food industry.

Paul Spoelstra
Innovation Category Management at Marel

Extensive experience as R&D and as Corporate Operation/Business on Food, Product Safety, Risk, Quality and Regulatory Management system services with focus on Food processing lines, beverage systems, and packaging.

Marco Scialpi
Food Contact Material Global Business Head at TUV
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He is an electronic engineer working in the field of photonics, with a large experience in the development of solutions based on machine vision, optical spectroscopy, and biosensors in the food sector.

Ricardo Díaz Pujol
Head of Intelligent Automation Department at AINIA
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Joined Teledyne DALSA as a Research Analyst, since 2018 has served as Product Manager for the Linea SWIR series, and the soon-to-be-released Linea2 line scan cameras. Passionate professional and drives a product strategy that resonates with the market.

Forms a bridge between high-end photonics and sensing technology companies and the real-world food production and manufacturing industries. His main interest is the translation of PAT to the food production and manufacturing industries.

Puneet Mishra
Researcher Computer Vision at Wageningen University & Research

3 degrees in optics & lasers, has worked in various photonics & laser sectors, is the inventor of 36 U.S. patents, and creator of 9 product lines. Self-made entrepreneur who learned skills through Silicon Valley’s ‘real-world’ working practices.

William Yang
Principal Technologist & Co-founder at BaySpec
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Has got a PhD in Physics. His work results were published in multiple articles and patents on the development of IR-optical materials, fibre optics, laser medicine, fibre spectroscopy, optical diagnostic, etc. In 1998 he has founded art photonics.

Broad experience in global markets, strategic management & technology innovation 30 years of experience in technology space, including patents in food printing and laser cooking.


Alexander Telle, CEO at Acktar + ACM
Asa Asadollahbaik, Entrepreneur at OM-LoT
Bram Broeks, Director at Deloitte
Colin Murphy, Managing Director at Food & Drink Business
Chris Rockett, Product Engineer at Light Sources
Christian Hochfilzer, Director Horticulture at SANlight Solution
Cristina Bertoni, Project Leader at Electrolux
Denis Tregoat, Biophotonics Engineer at Photonics Bretagne
Dieter Bingemann, Application Scientist at Wasatch Photonics
Elad Volfin, VP Sales & Business Development at Monocrom
Eric Mazaleyrat, Technology Scouting and Innovation Director at STMICROELECTRONICS
Ewelina Chrost, Industrial Quality Manager Europe at Ferrero
Felix Hild, Expert Application Development at trinamiX
Florent Deux, Sales Manager OEM & Gratings at Horiba Scientific
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Guy Serbin, CEO at EOanalytics
Heinrich Grüger, Sensors and Actuators Systems at Fraunhofer IPMS
Henk Leeuwis, VP Strategy and Innovation at LioniX International
Herman Högström, COO at SPECTROGON
Hossein Movla, Researcher at University of Tabriz
Ian Reilly, Managing Director at Vortex Optical Coatings
Ignacio Iglesias, Professor at Universidad de Murcia
Ivan Kostadinov, R&D at PROAMBINTE
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development at Caeleste
Jackson Rothe, Managing Director at SINOLUMINA
Johan Speybrouck, Team Leader Sensor Design at Tomra Sorting
Kamal Kaur, Project Manager at UGent
Karsten Wiessner, Sales & Business Development Manager at Glen Dimplex
Kenneth Ferree, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Focuslight Technologies
Kim Netzeband, Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing Life Sciences at II-VI
Lars Hildebrandt, Divisional Director Sales and Marketing at nanoplus
Linas Urbonas, Business Development at Polytec
Marcel Klein Koerkamp, CTO at Optiqua
Mark Hredzak, Director of North America Business Development at Wavelength Opto-Electronic
Martin Grzymek, Director Sales Europe at Teledyne
Matthias Krieger, Marketing Manager at CSEM
Matti Rautiainen, Sales Director at Senop
Mauro Persechino, Sales Engineer at Lytid
Mayur Kumar Chhipa, Lecturer And Engineering Coordinator at Isbat University
Michael Peil, SEVP at CrayoNano
Mikhail Yosifov, Sales and Marketing Manager at Art Photonics
Milan Mashanovitch, CEO at Freedom Photonics
Niall Bolster, Business Development Manager – EMEA at Pleora Technologies
Nicola Baldo, CEO at Optronia
Oliver Pust, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Delta Optical Thin Film
Paul Goethals, Business Developer at Wageningen University & Research
Pedro Martinez, CTO at Sixsenso Technologies
Peter Nilges, Head of Calibration Development and Application Specialist at APOS
Peter Tøttrup, CEO at NLIR
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at RoodMicrotec
Robert Langer, CCO at Senorics
Sergio Nicoletti, Business Development Manager of Optical Sensors at CEA – Leti
Sergio Palazzi, Technical Director at Machine Vision Consulting
Shlomo Glazer, Photonics Israel Manager at AEAi
Simon Rankel, Business Development Manager at MKS Instruments
Thierry Berthou, Sales Manager at SILIOS Technologies
Tobias Kreklow, Co-Founder & CEO at HAIP Solutions
Ugur Bulduk, VP of Central Technical Services at PepsiCo
Vanessa Zamora, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Vinnie Altstein, Scientist at Agricultural Research Organization
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo Electric Industries
Yves Bertic, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing at Luminus


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Sharara Qasemova: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com;mobile: +420 775465552