EPIC Online Technology Meeting with Special Focus on Photonics for Robotics (in cooperation with EMVA)

1 February 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CET


In cooperation with

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Sponsored by

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VIGO Ventures

Media Partner

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Robots play a key role in fields such as industry automation, harsh environment and medicine, and are one of the symbols of the digitalization and Industry 4.0. In this meeting, we will concentrate on the needs for the robotics industry concerning sensor development, novel artificial-intelligence technologies, special high-resolution vision systems in order to serve the industry of today and tomorrow.

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
Francesca Moglia, Project Leader for Laser Technology at EPIC


An overview of the speakers will follow soon…

Director of R&D, Epson America. Focus on 3D Vision, Machine Learning software for Robotics, AR, and Projector applications. Part of Seiko Epson Japan global R&D operation.

Ian Clarke
Manager of Software Development at Epson
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CEO and co-founder of Roboception, a Munich-based start-up providing comprehensive 3D perception solutions for robotic applications. He is a professor at the Institute of AI at the University of Bremen.

Michael Suppa
Co-founder and CEO at Roboception
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Jeroen Minnema is working as a Mechatronic System engineer at Demcon where he develops intelligent mobile-robotic systems using a combination of sensor fusion, artificial intelligence & mechatronic system engineering.

Jeroen Minnema
Mechatronic Engineer at DEMCON
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Has a degree in Automated systems management at Polytech Lyon. He started his career in 2000 at National Instruments as an Application Engineer, quickly focusing on machine vision. In 2003, he joined Alliance Vision.

Sami Fathallah
Technical Manager at Opto
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Co-founder and CTO of Reflex Imaging has recently joined PLX inc as Program Director for Active Optics. With many years’ experience and patents in photonics, electronics, and real-time embedded system design.

Malcolm Humphrey
Program Director Active Optics at PLX
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Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
Alexander Wirthmüller, Founder & Director at MPSI Technologies
Amandine Debloudts, Marketing & Communications Manager at SEDI-ATI Fibres Optiques
Andreas Freitag, Key Account Manager at AEMtec
Andreas Fries, Lead Scientist at SIPBB
Axel Haunholter, Reginal Sales Manager at OptoSigma
Borja Jerez, R&D Engineer at Arquimea Research Center
Carl-Heinrich Havemann, Director of Strategic Partnerships at AUCTA
Christopher A. Tucker, CTO at Cartheur Robotics
Corrado Sciancalepore, Business Unit Photonics Material Expert at SOITEC
Dave Kelly, Director of Business Development at Perceptron
David Horain, Sales Director at Alienor
Dennis Leiner, President at Leiner Optics
Dieter Bingemann, Application Scientist at Wasatch Photonics
Dirk De Man, Sales Manager Projects Embedded Systems at Topic Embedded Systems
Edmond Hennessy, CEO at Performance Marketing Group
Eric Aguilar, CEO at Omnitron Sensors
Erik Pekkeriet, Program Manager Agri Food Foboitics at Wageningen University & Research
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS
Guido Giuliani, CTO at Julight
Hossein Movla, Researcher at University of Tabriz
Chunmei Müller, Sales Manager at Piezolution
Ireneu Dias, Center Coordinator at INESC
Ivan Kostadinov, R&D at Proambiente
Jackson Rothe, Managing Director at SINOLUMINA
Jan Suske, Solution Expert Body-in-White at ABB Automation
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager at Caeleste
James Brodrick, CTO at ISDI
Jean-Christophe Bichon, Project Leader at L’OREAL
Joe Delfino, Director at SalesCycle
Johann Lomsek, Business Development at Robooptic Systems
Jose Galan, Sales Manager at VLC Photonics
Joseph Callaghan, Technical Planner at Huawei
Karen Goldberg, Product Manager at Holo/Or
Karsten Wiessner, Sales & Business Development Manager at Glen Dimplex
Kenneth Ferree, Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Focuslight Technologies
Kristian Rode, CCO at SHUTE Sensing Solutions
Luca Maretti, Sales Engineer at Shin-Etso Polymer
Marc Schillgalies, VP Development at First Sensor
Mosaddek Hossain, Hardware Development Engineer at Valeo
Niall Bolster, Business Development Director- EMEA at Pleora Technologies
Nimrod Nissim, Optic Engineer at SPO
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer at Photonics Precision Technologies & Faster Capital
Olaf Haenssler, Senior Scientist at University of Oldenburg
Paul Gillespie, Managing Director at GIllamor Stephens
Paulo Compadrinho, General Manager at Itec
Philipp Schmid, Head Industry 4.0 & Machine Learning at CSEM
Rich Boardman, Engineer at GDSI
Roger Groves, Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology
Rolf Pollner, Corporate Development at KUKA
Salma Sallam, Sales & Marketing Manager at Nador West Med Port Authority
Santiago Royo, Business Development at Beamagine
Simon Schwinger, Business Director at Jabil
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director Europe at Bandwidth10
Thomas Knieling, Research Manager at Fraunhofer ISIT
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Toshi Motonaga, Marketing Manager at DNP
Udo Fetzer, Key Account Manager at OFS
Virginia Claudio, Venture Innovation Manager at Imec
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo Electric Industries
Yulia Sandamirskaya, Research Scientist at Intel
Yuri Lopez de Meneses, Professor at HE-Arc (University of Applied Sciences – Western Switzerland)


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