EPIC Online Technology Meeting on The Role for Photonic Sensors and Lighting in Advanced Agriphotonics

22 February  2021

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Precision agriculture and ‘smart farming’ is the future of our healthy and sustainable diet. Agriphotonics improves a lot of steps along growth, harvesting and quality monitoring. During this meeting experts from agriculture will meet experts in photonics technologies to discuss next generation of farming processes.

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


More information about Gideon can be found HERE.

Gideon Alon
Head of Sensing Technologies at SeeTree

César has a BSc in Aerospace, MSc in Physics, Ph.D. in Communications. With more than 15 years of experience in Aerospace projects currently CEO at smartHAPS.

César Martínez
CEO at smartHAPS
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Dr. Prash Makaram is the CEO and co-founder of Crocus Labs, he has over 15 years of experience in both semiconductor startups and large corporations.

Prashanth Makaram
Co-Founder & CEO at Crocus Labs

Mathieu Marmion has an MSc in Electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in Physical Geography. He has been working in the field of hyperspectral imaging for nearly 10 years and works currently at SPECIM as a Senior Application Specialist.

Mathieu Marmion
Senior Application Specialist at SPECIM
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More information about Brice can be found HERE.

Brice Villier
Design Authority and Spectroscopy Expert at HORIBA
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Dr. Maurangelo Petruzzella is currently the Managing Director of MantiSpectra, a startup that brings into the market revolutionary near-infrared spectral sensors.

Maurangelo Petruzzella
Managing Director at MantiSpectra


Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
Amin Abbasi, BDM at imec
Andreas Bergner, Transfer Manager at University of Potsdam
Arno Stienen, Business & Technology Manager at DEMCON
Camille Van Hoffelen, Machine Learning Engineer at Watergenics
Charles Ho, Founder at Photonicity
Christian Felsch, Head of Product Development at m-u-t GmbH – Nynomic
Christian Heerdt, R&D Manager at UGT
Christian Stickl, CEO at CSTC
Christoph Kölbl, Researcher at German Aerospace Center
Christophe Weisse, Solution Engineer at Zemax
Costa Gurgov, CTO at Engage Photonics
Daniel Plant, Sales Manager at Opsyne
David Iolovich, Director of Israel Rep Office at Ctrl2Go Group
Denis Tregoat, Biophotonics Engineer at Photonics Bretagne
Dennis Melzer, Research Associate at IASP
Dieter Bingemann , Application Scientist at Wasatch Photonics
Frank Ernst , Business Development Manager at NTS
Franz Peter Wenzl , Senior Scientist at JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsges
Guillaume Gomard , Senior Scientist at Carl Zeiss
Guillermo von Hünefeld , Research Assistant at Technical University of Berlin
Hanna Bailey, Sales Engineer at Alpine Research Optics
Hari Venugopalan, Global Director at Crystal IS
Hervé Richard, Sensor Innovation Manager at VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES
Ian Reilly, Managing Director at Vortex Optical Coatings
Jan de Lange, Biological Operations Specialist at Syngenta Seeds
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager at Caeleste
Javier Iglesias, CEO at Kumux
John Macarthur, Researcher at Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics
Juha Rantala, Chairman at Inkron
Juichi Hayashi, Business Development Manager at Isuzu Glass
Kerry Herbert , Marketing Manager at Zemax
Kevin McKechnie, Sales Engineer at Hamamatsu Photonics
Lola Courtillat, Hub Optics & Photonics Coordinator at Systematic Paris-Region
Luca Nardi, Researcher at ENEA
Luis Romero, Drone Chief at Air Services Bolivia
Marc Larive, Strategic Marketing Manager at Xenics
Martin Bucher, Project Manager R&D Sensors at Fritzmeier Umwelttechnik
Matteo Silva, R&D Test Engineer at Huawei
Monica Pedro, Technology Designer at Weneration
Muhammad Adnan Bodlah, Assistant Professor at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology
Nicolas Lio Soon Shun, Business Developer at CEA
Orlando Toledo, Independent Scientist Researcher
Patrick Bowen, Senior Research Scientist at NKT Photonics
Prashanth Makaram , CEO at Crocus Labs
Ricardo Diaz , Head of Smart Automation Department at AINIA
Robert Langer, CCO at Senorics
Shreejan Somi Mahendran, Business Developer at NIREOS
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director Europe at Bandwidth10
Steffen Piecha, Sales at tec5
Sudharsanan Srinivasan, Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Thierry Berthou, Sales Manager at SILIOS Technologies
Thomas Bartzanas, Agricultural University of Athens at Professor
Thomas Rasmussen, Vice President at Ibsen Photonics
Tim Schäfer, Business Development at Crocus Labs
Tobias Kreklow, CEO & Co-Founder at HAIP Solutions
Tristan Smith, Special Account Manager at KEYENCE
Vanessa Zamora, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Vinnie Altstein, Scientist at Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center
Viviana Correa Galvis, Team Lead Crop Quality at Infarm
Vuokko Lantz, Product Manager at Emberion
Wei Li, CEO at iTechRe
Yasat Kutuvantavida, Senior Engineer at Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf
Yossi Toledano, World Bank Advisor at Toledano


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