EPIC World Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit at ICFO

5-6 June 2019

Barcelona, Spain

Hosted by: ICFO


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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 & dinner (location – TBC.)

Wednesday 5 June 2019

07:45 Optional bus transfer from a recommended hotel (TBA.) to ICFO (if needed)
08:15 – 09:00 Registration & welcome coffee @ ICFO
09:00 – 10:30 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
18:15 Bus transfer from ICFO to the dinner place – Ca n’Estella winery
19:00 – 22:30 Networking reception & dinner at Ca n’Estella winery
22:45 Bus transfer from Ca n’Estella winery to a recommended hotel (TBA.)

Thursday 6 June 2019

08:45 Bus transfer from a recommended hotel to ICFO
09:15 – 09:45 Welcome coffee @ ICFO
09:45 – 11:15 EPIC Summit, session 5: Quantum Computing
11:15 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:15 EPIC Summit, session 6: Quantum Communications and Quantum Key Distribution
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 – 15:45 EPIC Summit, discussions and closing remarks
15:45 – 16:30 Final networking coffee break / End


The Summit on 5-6 June will be held at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Mediterranean Technology Park, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3, 08860 Castelldefels Barcelona).

The venue of the Networking Reception on 4 June will be announced soon.

The dinner place on 5 June is Ca n’Estella winery located Masia Ca N’Estella, 0 S/N, 08635 Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona.


We highly recommend to book your accommodation at Hotel SB BCN Events (address: Ronda de Can Rabadà, 22-24, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona) using their online reservation system on their website with the code EPIC. The code is valid for the bookings of 4-6 June 2019 only. Price: 102 EUR for a single room incl. breakfast. Bus transfers from / to ICFO and the dinner place will be organised to / from this hotel only. 


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 425 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 975 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1 May. After the deadline prices will be increased of 200 EUR. 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). Attendance is limited to 1 person per company. 

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite – email:  neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com , mobile: +370 624 389 91.