EPIC Online Quantum Technology Meeting on Atomic Clocks and Network Synchronization

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06 October 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST

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Do you know that an error of 1 micro-second on a satellite-based clock will generate an error of 300 m on the localization of 1 point on Earth? Ultra-precise and stable atomic clocks to the nano-second level are indispensable for navigation, network synchronization, geodesy, space exploration and are in the heart of novel technologies such as e-mobility and ADAS systems. This meeting will look at the need for commercial atomic clocks from an end-user point of view, and create business opportunities in the precision timing field.

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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. 

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Elena is working on the development of integrated ion traps for optical clocks. She obtained Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 2015 and worked as a PostDoc in the Time and Frequency Division at NIST, CO on quantum simulations with 2D arrays of trapped ions.

Elena Jordan
Project Leader at PTB
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Colin joined ColdQuanta in 2018 as an optomechanical engineer is now the product manager for atomic clocks and UHV ion trap packages. He was formerly a research scientist in the quantum sensors group at NIST.

Colin Fitzgerald
Product Manager – Atomic Clocks & Ion Traps at ColdQuanta
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He is an expert at Ericsson Research working on synchronisation and transport solutions. He is serving as rapporteur to ITU-T Q13/15 and chair of the ITSF.

Joined CSEM in 2008 with focus on the miniaturization of atomic clocks and the fabrication of atomic vapor cells. Acts currently as Lead of Quantum and Space activities at CSEM.

Jacques Haesler
Lead of Space Activity at CSEM
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He joined Orolia in 2012 as R&D project manager with focus on miniature rubidium atomic clocks and advanced microwave clocks. He holds a doctorate degree in Physics from Aarhus University.

Dan is currently the programme manager for the £36m National Timing Centre programme. His background is mechanical and space engineering, in technical and managerial roles.

Dan Veal
Business & Program Manager at NPL
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Dave Fenstermacher is a System Engineer at Viavi Solutions, working in the Converged Instruments (CIVT) R&D group. His prime responsibility is to support the Field Instruments in the areas of Ethernet, GNSS & Time Synchronization protocols.


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Sana Amairi-Pyka, Project Leader for Optical Technologies at EPIC


Adrien Billat, Business and Product Developer at Teem Photonics
Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
Ana Gonzalez, Director of Strategic Partnerships at IPRONICS
Anton Stroganov, Technical Project Manager at LIGENTEC
Arkady Shipulin, CPQM Associated Director at Skoltech
Audrey Durand, Hub Manager at Institut d’Optique
Babu Dayal Padullaparthi, Vice President & CTO at Photonic Components
Boyan Tabakov, Program Officer at AFOSR
Caitlin Percy, Sensing & Technology Integration Engineer at BAE Systems
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Dag Schmidt, Product Manager at Menlo Systems
Daniel Chung, Project Manager at GMV NSL
Denis Boireau, Director Business Development at Excelitas
Diogo Costa, Customer Enablement Manager at iPronics
Dirk De Man, Business Development Manager at Topic Embedded Systems
Edgar Fernandes, Applications & Sales Engineer at Menhir Photonics
Emilio Hugues-Salas, Research Specialist at BT
Fabio Antonio Bovino, Professor at SAPIENZA University of Rome
Fawzeia Khamis, Professor at University of Tripoli
Francois Menard, CTO at AEPONYX
Frank Smyth, CTO at Pilot Photonics
Franz X. Kärtner, Founder at Cycle
Helmut Imlau, Timing & Synchronization Architect at Deutsche Telekom
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology
Indranil Dutta, Principal Engineer at Teledyne e2v
Ivan Sherstov, Head of laboratory at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jacob Ninan, Co-Founder at Kottackal Business Solutions
Jan Stensborg, CEO at Stensborg
Jeroen Langendam, Vice President Marketing & Business Development at ItoM
Joerg Neukum, Director Product Marketing at Dilas
Johannes Verst, CEO at Quantum Business Network (QBN)
Jörg Smolenski, Business Development Manager at Nanoscribe
Katrin Kobe, CEO Quantum Start-Up at Bosch
Kemal Shafak, Project Manager & Scientific Expert at Cycle
Kevin Knabe, Director of R&D at Vescent Photonics
Kevin Yao, MTS Senior at AMAT

Lakshmi Rajagopal, Early Stage Researcher at BT
Lars Hildebrandt, Director Sales and Marketing at nanoplus
Maksym Sich, CEO at AEGIQ
Marcin Jedynak, Senior Analyst at Vigo Ventures
Marco Menchetti, Research Specialist at BT
Martin Machin, Co-Founder at Quantum-South
Michael Peil, Senior Vice President at CrayoNano
Michele Giunta, Product Engineering Manager at Menlo Systems
Miguel Angel Fernandez, Area Sales Manager at OROLIA
Naveen Balla, Technical Marketing Engineer at Hamamatsu Photonics
NIck Werstiuk, CEO at Quantum Valley Ideas Lab
Paul van Dijk, Vice President at LioniX International
René Heilmann, Software Development, R&D at Quantum Optics Jena
Richard Varjabedian, Senior Sales Manager at Delta Electonics
Roberto Fabbri, Leonardo
Ronald Habekothe, Sales Manager at US Conec
Ruth Houbertz, Managing Director & Owner at ThinkMade Engineering & Consulting
Samuel Bucourt, CEO at Imagine Optic
Sandra de Vega, Sales Engineer at Menlo Systems
Shemroy Manning, Maintenance Superintendent at CPC
Stavros Melachroinos, Product Manager at SPECTRATIME
Stefan Spaelter, Director Product Management at TOPTICA
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director at Bandwidth10
Stefano Ruffini, Expert at Ericsson
Stephen Najda, Director at TopGaN
Steven Estrella, Quantum Technology & Applications Technical Leader at Freedom Photonics
Susmita Sridhar, Photonics Markets Analyst at Tematys
Sylvain Karlen, R&D Engineer at CSEM
Thomas Knieling, Business Development at Fraunhofer ISIT
Thomas van ELs, Bussines Development at Photonfirst
Una Marvet, Business Development Manager at ALTER TECHNOLOGY
Vadim Pogoretskiy, Business Developer at JePPIX
Victor Sterie, GNSS Engineer at GMV NSL
Vijay Rajaraman, Director & Head of Automotive Sensors at Renesas Electronics
Wajih Daab, Product Line Manager at Luna Innovations

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