EPIC Roundtable on Quantum Optronics at OPTRO

30 January 2020

Paris, France

In conjunction with OPTRO

Gold Sponsors


The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate the exchange of information between the photonics component and system suppliers and integrators about the upcoming opportunities and challenges that Quantum technologies can bring to the security and defense field. The discussion will center around new imaging technologies for defense applications, and mainly ghost imaging, enabling seeing hidden objects, looking around corners, or through fog or dust. Other topics will be also discussed such as: quantum clocks based on trapped ions and atoms can measure time with unprecedented accuracy, quantum sensors enabling the detection of motion, light, electric and magnetic fields, and gravity, or Quantum Key Distribution for secure communications.

EPIC B2B Meeting Concept – Component and system suppliers from small/medium/large companies who have a new or innovative technological solution present their technologies to integrators who seek specific capabilities and performance. The technologies presented should be innovative and new and ready for integration into a final system. Integrators will briefly present their needs and requirements in the field of Photonics. Participants will have ample opportunities to network and be able to discuss business and technology details during the event. The EPIC B2B Roundtable accelerates the presence in the market of key competitive technologies


30 January 2020, Thursday

14:00 – 14:05 Meeting format, priorities and objectives – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
14:05 – 14:30 KEYNOTE: Applications of quantum sensing – Thierry Debuisschert, Expert Scientist, Thales Research & Technology (FRANCE)
14:30 – 14:55 KEYNOTE: Ghost modalities: imaging and Spectroscopy with classical correlated photons – Wolfgang Elsäßer, Professor, Darmstadt University of Technology (GERMANY)
Attending companies pitches:
14:55 – 15:00 Fabrizio Berizzi, Project Officer Optronics Technologies, European Defence Agency (BELGIUM)
15:00 – 15:05 Eamonn Murphy, Engineering Directorate, European Space Agency (THE NETHERLANDS) 
15:05 – 15:10 Valerian Giesz, CEO, Quandela (FRANCE)
15:10 – 15:15 Jelmer RenemaCTO, QuiX (THE NETHERLANDS)
15:15 – 15:20 Simon Ferre, R&D Engineer, New Imaging Technologies (FRANCE)
15:20 – 15:25 Benjamin Pages, Sales Engineer, AUREA TECHNOLOGY (FRANCE)
15:25 – 15:30 Alessio Corazza, Business Development Manager, Saes Getters (ITALY)
15:30 – 15:35 Erik Beckert, Group Leader, Fraunhofer IOF (GERMANY)
15:35 – 15:40 Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder, Quantum Dice (United Kingdom)
15:40 – 15:45 Closing remarks – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
15:45 – 16:00 Networking break

Agenda of OPTRO itself is available HERE.


OECD Conference Center (address: 2 rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris, France), meeting room CC18.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 100 EUR (excluding VAT); non members: 250 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 15 January 2020. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. We will also share the registered participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company, decision maker. Number of seats is limited. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite, email: neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +37062438991.