Pilot Lines Breakfast

4 February 2020

San Francisco, CA, USA

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THE PILOT LINES EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST is a C-level networking event addressed to companies interested in participating in the collective effort of Europe to introduce new photonic products into the big markets such as telecommunications, medical and security. A great opportunity to interact with the CEOs and CTOs of the main companies working on photonics and to learn how the Pilot Lines in Photonics can help your company in scaling up the production of the new photonic devices.

PIXAPP is the world’s first open-access Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Assembly and Packaging Pilot line, and helps users exploit the breakthrough advantages of PIC technologies. PIXAPP consists of a highly-interdisciplinary team of Europe’s leading industrial & research organisations, and provides users with single-point access to PIC assembly and packaging. The Pilot Line Gateway Office is PIXAPP‘s the easy-access interface for external users, and is located at the Tyndall National Institute, in Ireland. The Gateway is managed by an experienced team, including technical experts to review incoming user requests, and project managers to organise the PIXAPP supply chain. PIXAPP bridges the ‘valley of death’ often associated with moving from prototyping to low-volume fabrication, by giving companies an easy-access route to transferring R&D results to the market.

MIRPHAB is an all-service integrated Pilot Line for the development of MID-IR photonics sensors in Europe, a single-access point to the best technology provided by a consortium of leading companies in the field of photonics. MIRPHAB offers services from market analysis, design and fabrication to the final packaging of prototypes. MIRPHAB’s main objective is to transform your ideas into products and to quickly introduce them into the market.

PIX4life provides silicon nitride integrated technology specially optimized for such applications.  Examples of these are multicolour sources for spectroscopy or cytometry, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and labelled sensors.

JePPIX (InPULSE pilot line) is the EC Manufacturing Pilot Line project for photonic integrated circuits. InPulse is the Indium-Phosphide Pilot Line for up-scaled, low-barrier, self-sustained, PIC ecosystem. InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) offer game changing performance capabilities across multiple market sectors. InPulse is the EC Manufacturing Pilot Line which puts in place the technological and operational processes to:
1) Accelerate the uptake of PIC technology in new markets
2) Align scalable and inter-locking services and value chains
3) Accelerate time to market with predictive design for fewer and faster design cycles
4) Offer foundry processes at TRL7, sharing process optimization across products

InPulse combines low entrance-threshold, mature-manufacturing to enable tens of European PIC innovators. InPulse partners already play a pioneering role in open access InP PICs. The technology is available for experimental prototypes through JePPIX. InPulse enable high TRL development in a scalable design kit driven process, driving open access InP PICs from proof of concept to industrial prototyping and pre-production.


07:15 – 08:15 Networking breakfast
08:15 – 09:15 Pilot lines presentations
09:15 – 09:45 Networking coffee break


W Hotel San Francisco (address: 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103), Industry room, 1 floor up the reception floor).


Events is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. 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 and / or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff. By attending the event you agree that we will make photos and share them in our marketing channels.

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