EPIC World Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit at ICFO

5-6 June 2019

Barcelona, Spain

Hosted by: ICFO


Sponsored by:

Bronze sponsor

OptoSigma (1)

The world is going through a quantum revolution. The purpose of the EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit is to bring together the companies in the supply chain towards the commercialization of upcoming products resulting of the current R&D initiatives.
According to the EU Quantum Technologies Flagship, as well as many other initiatives worldwide in Quantum technologies, there are 4 main application areas in which a paradigm shift is expected: quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum computing and quantum metrology.

Following such priorities, the EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit has the goal of setting up the supply chain for 5 different upcoming product ranges:.

QUANTUM CLOCKS based on trapped ions and atoms can measure time with unprecedented accuracy.

QUANTUM IMAGING and CAMERAS beating classical limits, in markets such as automotive or security, enabling looking around corners or through fog.

QUANTUM SENSORS enabling the detection of motion, light, electric and magnetic fields, and gravity with an accuracy that surpasses many conventional technologies.

QUANTUM COMPUTERS expected to perform tasks that are intractable for conventional machines. Future quantum computers will be able to perform calculations in seconds for which the current supercomputers could take millions of years.

QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS fully secure against hacking.


Tuesday 4 June 2019

19:00-22:00 Networking Reception and walking dinner (location – TBC.)

Wednesday 5 June 2019

08:15 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome coffee @ ICFO
09:00 – 17:30 EPIC Summit, session 1: The quantum industrial revolution, setting up the scene (KEYNOTE SESSION)
10:30 – 11:15  Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 EPIC Summit, session 2: Quantum Clocks
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 EPIC Summit, session 3: Quantum Imaging
15:00 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 18:00 EPIC Summit, session 4: Quantum Sensing and Metrology
18:00 – 22:30 Reception and Dinner (location – TBC.)

Thursday 6 June 2019

07:05 – 07:45 Run/Walk next in Passeig Maritim de Castelldefels
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome coffee @ ICFO
09:00 – 10:30 EPIC Summit, session 5: Quantum Computing
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 EPIC Summit, session 6: Quantum Communications and Quantum Key Distribution
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 EPIC Summit, discussions and closing remarks
15:00 – 15:45 Final networking coffee break / End


The Summit will be held at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Mediterranean Technology Park, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3, 08860 Castelldefels Barcelona, Spain).
The venues for the Networking Reception on 4 June and Dinner on 5 June as well as the recommended hotel will be announced soon.


EPIC members and invited companies: 425 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 975 EUR (excluding VAT). By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails).

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite Neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com , +370 624 389 91