EPIC Workshop on Freeform Optics for the Medical, Space and Automotive Industry

26 – 27 OCTOBER 2017

Jena, Germany

With the support of


Freeform optics are shapes that are not manufactured by standard spherical or aspheric manufacturing techniques. They can include a wide range of geometries and offer great advantages over conventional flat and spherical surfaces. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the complete value chain of the manufacturing and measurement of freeform optics, integrating multiple technologies including design, machining, metrology and evaluation. The workshop will focus on key application fields: green energy, aerospace, illumination (including indoor, outdoor and automotive lighting) and healthcare. Leading companies on these application fields will be present at the workshop and will give the user perspective as well as presenting the current state of the art and future market trends.


Please note the below programme is still subject to change.

Thursday 26 October 2017

10:00 Company visits (optional)
12:00 Registration and light lunch
13:00 Welcome by Asphericon
13:15 Current trends in photonics
Jose Pozo, Director of Technology and Innovation at EPIC
13:30 – 15.00 Session 1: End user’s unmet need and market trends
Automotive, Medical, Space
15:00 – 15:45 Networking break
15:45 – 17:00 Session 2: Design and manufacturing of free-form optics
17:00 – 17:30 Networking break
17:30 – 18:15 Session 3: Metrology and characterization
19:00 Dinner

Friday 27 October 2017

08:30 Welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:30 Session 4: Applications I: green energy and aerospace
10:30 – 11:00 Networking break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 5: Application II: Illumination and healthcare.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 6: Future Technologies for Science
15:00 Closing Networking Reception and company visits (optional)


The meeting will take place at the JenTower. The tower is 144 meters high and located directly in town.
Leutragraben 1, 07743 Jena, Germany

We have a roomblock in the Steigenberger Esplanade (just a 5 min walk from the JenTower where the meeting takes place), for the price of 99EUR for a single superior room and 119EUR for a double superior room, including breakfast.
If you’d like to make a reservation, please contact the hotel before 13 October by email (reservations@jena.steigenberger.de) or phone (+49 3641 8000) and mention code EPIC


EPIC members and invited companies: 200 EUR (excluding VAT)
Non-members: 300 EUR (excluding VAT)

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