End-user Workshop: Photonics for the Digitalization of Industrial Manufacturing

Date: 2017-12-08

Venue: Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, in Athens, Greece.

Hellenic Photonics cluster (HPhos) and PRAXI Network, joined forces to organize a workshop under the title: “Photonics for the Digitalization of Industrial Manufacturing”. The event is organized in the framework of the European Cooperation and Support Action project EuroPho21 and will be held on Friday, 8th Dec. 2017, at Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, in Athens, Greece.

The digitalisation of industrial manufacturing is one of the most important topics and overarching objectives for contemporary Industry looking at the future. This is a global trend led by the constant need of the industry for continuous optimization in concept generation, production, and product transaction against International competition. In that respect, industrial digitalization employs a synergetic combination of major innovations in digital technology, which are all in maturity stage right now, making feasible their integration and finally affecting horizontally various industrial manufacturing sectors. Such technologies, are among others related with robotics, sophisticated sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), rapid prototyping (3D printing), big data analytics in real time, cloud computing, etc., altogether aiming at the integration of the physical and virtual worlds in a cross-functional global value chain, shared by many companies from many countries. The Industry has now shifted to a new era and a novel way for organizing global operations has been introduced.

Photonics is one of the six Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), which has a very strong digital dimension and is expected by European Commission to shape tomorrow’s future and drive innovation in a wide range of industries. In that respect, industrial manufacturing is considered as a typical field of application for photonics, justifying its cross sectoral impact and its power to leverage multiple technological fields and final markets. In our case, high-speed optical data links, versatility of laser materials processing, feedback and intelligent decision-making made possible by machine vision systems and optical sensors, and additive manufacturing, are among others significant contributions made by Photonics. Moreover, new systems combining mechanics with IT and Photonics continue to open new opportunities for developing future’s innovations in the field. The aim of this event is to bring closer the photonics community and various industrial sectors for addressing main challenges and problems that face today towards the digitalization of their manufacturing processes. In that respect, the event will focus on laser material processing, Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs) and other photonics technologies including specific use cases, while in parallel will provide key messages for addressing horizontally other industrial sectors with products and services. In addition, various sources of financing will be examined, incl. Horizon 2020 programme.

The event includes the following 3 sessions:

  1. The European landscape of photonics for modern industry
  2. Photonics technologies for the Digitalization of Industrial Manufacturing
  3. Wrap up and key messages

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For more details please contact:

Vassilios Argyroulis

Technology Transfer Consultant

Tel.: +302103608057 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[*] EuroPho21 provides the decisive support to Photonics21 for strategy development and implementation and paves the way for the re-industrialization of Europe. The networking and coordination among Photonics21 stakeholders and the end user industry in the strategy development and implementation will speed up the innovation process and time to market for new products. This is a critical step to overcome the so called “Valley of Death”. EuroPho21 will build bridges to other parts of the Horizon2020 Programme to create value chains. Furthermore, it will reach out to regions where a strong end user industry is present to increase the deployment of Photonics as a Key Enabling Technology. To this end the project supports building up manufacturing and creating jobs in Europe.



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  • 2017-12-08

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