EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Quantum Communication & Quantum Key Distribution

11 November 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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The EurA Group

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Quantum communication and QKD for a highly secure data transfer is shifting from being laboratory-based scientific research to an indispensable tool in various fields going from networking to banking and ADAS. This meeting will gather the key players in the industrialisation of quantum communication technologies using i.e. single-photon laser sources, detectors, fibres, and ultraprecise time signals, with innovative and visionary end-users and create business opportunities in this fast-growing 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


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


Catherine White is a research specialist within the Optical Networking and Quantum Technology group at British Telecom Applied Research. She has worked on trialing and integration of QKD systems since 2015.

Catherine White
Senior Researcher at British Telecom (BT)
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Coordinates the development of the infrastructure and the technical support to blockchain projects. Published several articles and papers on blockchain and quantum technology and their potential for social impact.

Marcos Allende López
Lead Researcher at the IT Tech Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank
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Holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and is with the engineering department of DT since 2011. His main topics of interest are network concepts and innovations and he is now working on introducing a quantum secure platform.

Felix Wissel
Fixed Mobile Engineering at Deutsche Telekom
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He is working on different aspects of quantum security and quantum key distribution for optical networks. He is involved in several funded research projects in this area, including OpenQKD, setting up a range of QKD testbeds in Europe.

Helmut Griesser
Director of Advanced Technology at ADVA
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Applies quantum encryption since building his first system over 15 years ago. KETS has figured out how to miniaturize quantum-safe hardware in a size, form-factor, and price-point that makes it commercially interesting.

He is the coinventor of 5+ patent families and has published several papers in the field of quantum technologies. Abellan has received multiple awards, as the MIT Innovators Under 35 Europe.

After experiments on quantum teleportation and long-distance QKD, his group at LMU is now busy with multi-qubit entanglement, simple, robust QKD modules, and entanglement distribution between remote atomic quantum memories.

Harald Weinfurter
Coordinator of the Research Unit of Quantum Communication at the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology
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Currently a Business Developer Manager at OHB System, based in Munich, responsible for the areas of Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration, and supporting the Quantum Technologies Working Group and the EC activities.

Andrea Jaime Albalat
Business Development Manager at OHB System
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Andreas Koglbauer, Project Manager Post-Processing Research & Development at SCHOTT
Andrew Robertson, Research & Innovation Manager at Bay Photonics
Andris Anspoks, Deputy Director for Innovation at Institute of Solid State Physics
Anke Lohmann, Co-founder at Anchored In
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Daniele Binosi, Senior Researcher at Juelich Forschungszentrum
Dominik Walter, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IOSB
Enrique Sánchez, Policy Officer at European Physical Society
Eric Mounier, Market Research Director, Fellow at Yole
Errico Armandillo, Senior Space Optics Advisor at Eventech
Fabienne Nikowitz, National Contact Point of the EuroQCI at Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Faisal Kamran, Principal Technology Analyst at SONY
Francis Ijeh, Consultant at St. Germain
Francois Menard, CTO at Aeponyx
Gerald Bonner, Researcher at Fraunhofer UK Research
Giannis Patronas, Senior Engineer at Nvidia Networking
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist & Project Manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Glenn George, Managing Director at Bay Photonics
Hagai Eisenberg, Chief Scientist at QuantLR
Harald Weinfurter, Group Leader & Professor at MCQST
Heinz Seyringer, CEO at V-Research
Ingolf Wittmann, Head of Business Quanten Systems at Fraunhofer IAF
Ioannis Giannoulakis, Principal Analyst at EIGHT BELLS
Isabella Cerutti, Scientific Officer at JRC
Jacob Ninan, Co-founder at Kottackal
Jason Palidwar, Product Group Manager at Iridian Spectral Technologies
Jörn Epping, Senior Project Manager at QuiX
Jose Diaz Caro, Chief Innovation Officer at Escribano Mechanical & Engineering
Keely Portway, Editor at Europa Science
Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at MIT
Kobi Hasharoni, CTO at DustPhotonics
Lars Hildebrandt, Divisional Director Sales and Marketing at nanoplus
Maksym Sich, CEO at AegiQ
Mark Day, Business Development Manager at ALTER TECHNOLOGY
Martin Garbos, Network and Project Manager for Innovation and Process Management at EurA
Mathieu Bergont, Product Specialist at EXFO
Matius Hurskainen, R&D Engineer at Modulight
Maud Foresti, Technology Innovation Leader at EJ
Michael Geiselmann, Managing Director at LIGENTEC
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Senior Researcher & Director of Quality Programs at CTTC
Motohiro Suyama, General Manager at Hamamatsu Photonics
Moustafa Sayem El-daher, Professor at Damascus University
Najla Said, Tech Manager at IBM
Niccolo Somaschi, Co-founder at Quandela
Nicolas Spethmann, Coordinator Quantum Technology Competence Center (QTZ) at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB
Nikola Bucalovic, Product Manager for Ultrasteble Lasers at Menlo Systems
Olivier Jacques-Sermet, Business Development and Program Manager, Laser communication TILBA at Cailabs
Oliver Kirsch, Research Assistant at Fraunhofer IZM
Philippe Antoine, CTO of Research at Lambda-X
Reinhard Baumfalk, Head of Product Development LPS at Sartorius
Richard Simons, Product Manager at Excelitas Technologies
Richard Varjabedian, Sales and Business Development at Delta Electronics
Roberto Desimone, Manager of Strategic Innovation at BAE Systems
Rosalía Vindel, Technical Consultant at ISDEFE
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics
Sabine Tornow, Lecturer at MUAS
Sándor Imre, Professor at Budapest University of Technology
Sergio Ugo De Ceglie, Innovation Manager at Italian Navy
Stefan Spaelter, Product Manager Laser Rack Systems & Complete Solutions at TOPTICA Photonics
Stephan Junger, Group Manager at Fraunhofer IIS
Steven Estrella, Quantum Technology & Applications Technical Leader at Freedom Photonics
Tanel Jarvet, CEO at CAFA Tech
Tibor Buzasi, Senior Officer at Ministry of Defence Modernization Institute
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Timothy Spiller, Professor and Director of the UK Quantum Communications Hub at University of York
Tobias Müller, CTO at AIXEMTEC
Tomasz Ziobrowski, Software Engineer, Developer & Owner at 3electrons
Victor Herrero, Quantum Portfolio Manager at ICFO


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 Quasemova: sharara.quasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 775465552