EPIC VIP Networking Breakfast & Tech Watch at W3+ Fair Rheintal

23 September 2021

Dornbirn, Austria

W3 VIP Breakfast

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The aim of the W3+ Fair / Convention is to create a platform for precision technologies in order to launch new interdisciplinary solutions and new business. It links the fields of optics, mechanics, and electronics and promotes the creation of competitive advantages arising from cross-industry innovations.


22 September 2021 Wednesday 

09:30 – 17:00 Visit us at a booth H3b in partners zone @ W3+ Fair / Convention, Rheintal in the Exhibition center Dornbirn / Austria.

23 September 2021 Thursday 

8:00 – 10:00  EPIC VIP CEO/CTO Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35    Welcoming words of Antonio Raspa, Innovation Manager at EPIC

EPIC VIP CEO/CTO Breakfast at W3 FAIR+CONVENTION is a traditional event hosted in cooperation with the trade fair organizers to stimulate networking among the EPIC member companies and invited company CEOs and CTOs. The program features a fruitful networking time. Join us for this meeting on 23 September, 08:00 – 10:00 on the exhibition fairgrounds (concrete location will be announced by personal email to confirmed attendees). Registration is required by email: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com. Participation at this event is limited to 1 person per company only and CEO/CTO job title. Please kindly be informed that the number of seats is limited, attendance is possible with confirmation email only.

9:30 – 17:00 Visit us at a booth H3b in partners zone @ W3+ Fair / Convention, Rheintal in the Exhibition center Dornbirn / Austria.

10:00 – 12:00 EPIC Tech Watch

10:00 – 10:20
Manufacturing optical coatings: challenges and opportunities – Roelene Botha, Division Manager Optical Coatings at RhySearch
Dielectric optical coatings are used to enable a variety of functions on a broad range of optical elements, with applications in the automotive, life science, space, defense and laser markets, to name but a few. This talk will present the activities as RhySearch focusing on advancing the state-of-the-art in optical coating manufacturing, their characterization and current trends.

10:20 – 10:40
Keep on track: Deep black coatings for stray light suppression ensure faster and more reliable diagnostics – Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings (a subsidiary of Acktar)
Photonic technologies are frequently used for diagnostics in biology and medical technology. Fast results are only possible if the smallest signals can be detected. To make this possible, deep black coatings are used in the optical path as well as on sample carriers. These provide an excellent black field background, maximum contrast and suppress stray light in the system. For best image quality, low background noise and highest sensitivity.

10:40 – 11:00
Hermetic Packaging of Photonics Chips – Reto Keller, Business Development Manager at Materion Balzers Optics
For more than 65 years leaded transistor outline packages have been the most widely used hermetic package for photonic chips.vWith our CupLid Cavity Windows Materion Balzers Optics has now launched a portfolio of space-saving surface-mount photonic packages that enable miniaturized, hermetic packages for photodetectors, laser diodes, LEDs or MEMS. We will show the benefits that our novel packages bring to emerging applications such as Laser Beam Scanning Displays in Augmented Reality Glasses, Automotive LiDAR and many others.

11:00 – 11:20

Enabling next gen life science products with scalable micro optics designs – Martin Forrer, Senior VP Business Development at FISBA
Applications of photonics in lifescience have become ubiquitous for many lifescience products. Miniaturized solutions and design for scalable micro-optics is one of the key assets FISBA is providing to the market. The interplay of technology with scalable miniaturized photonic products is demonstrated on a few lifescience solutions.

11:20 – 11:40
Optical Filters for Remote Sensing and Machine Vision – Georg Draude, General Manager at Chroma Technology
This talk is to give you a quick overview of the potential of interference filters for remote sensing and machine vision. We will give you some application samples from our customers and introduce new filter series for the photonic market.

11:40 – 12:00

Overview of Mid-IR Products at Alpes Lasers – Alex Kenich, Sales Engineer at Alpes Lasers
We present here a brief overview of Alpes Lasers and what we can offer in the mid-IR. With laser products spanning the infrared spectrum between 1.4 – 16 µm, and the design and manufacturing capability to produce entirely custom builds, Alpes Lasers is excited to be your partner for all your mid-IR needs.


Registration fee to this event is included in the main event ticket price.


For any questions please contact EPIC Events Manager Sharara Qasemova by sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com or +420 775 465 552.