Start-Up World and PHOTONICS Award
After the successful launch of Start-Up World in 2015, new companies (not more than 5 years old) from Germany and abroad have an opportunity to present their latest developments live in front an international audience on an attractive platform at LASER World of PHOTONICS in 2017.
Start-Up World - Curtain up on the newcomers’ latest product ideas
Start-Up World gives exhibitors, visitors and journalists an innovations marketplace that extends far beyond the exhibition stand and features an extensive program of related events and matchmaking opportunities.
Messe München’s new initiative gives relatively new companies (no more than 5 years old) with limited resources visibility and industry contacts at leading international trade fairs.
At LASER World of PHOTONICS, Start-Up World in Hall B3 gives new, innovative companies from Germany and abroad an opportunity to present their products in front of the critical eye of industry professionals.
Forum program “Space meets LASER World of PHOTONICS”
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:30–14:30
|Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Competence Area Manager Lasers and Laser Optics||Fraunhofer ILT|
|Delphine Mery, SpaceDataHIghway market development manager||Airbus Group|
|Christof Siebert, Head of Technology and Innovation Management||TRUMPF Venture|
|Uli Fricke, CEO||SpaceStarters|
|Oliver Hvidt, COO and Co-Founder||Norlase ApS|
|Dr Andrea Lovera, CSO||FEMTOprint SA|
|Lorenz Sykora, Research and Development||ATR Elements|
|Manfred Leipold, Head of Procurement||Vialight LaserCommunications GmbH|
|Jens Kirsch, Managing Director Finance & Operations||terraplasma medical|
|Dr-Ing Edgar Jochheim, Managing Director||JOINCO® Innovation Consulting|
|Moritz Kaminski, Investment Associate||UnternehmerTUM Venture Capital Partners GmbH|
Exciting pitches and roundtable discussions on current topics in the industry during the STARTUP WORLD forum during LASER World of PHOTONICS: Curtain up on the newcomers’ latest product ideas! The forum session presents product innovations of startup companies, opportunities from support networks and insights from industry leaders located in Germany and abroad.
Don’t miss this chance to gain insights of the STARTUP World: Get inspired by the success stories of our previous winners. In many cases, the best ideas for unconventional solutions are born in open discussions with these talented innovators.
|12:40 – 12:50||10 min||Welcome and presentation of STARTUP WORLD initiative, start up related topics at AZO and ESA BIC Bavaria||Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director, AZO|
|12:50 – 13:00||10 min||Current trends in the laser-photonics sector||Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Competence Area Manager Lasers and Laser Optics, Fraunhofer ILT|
|13:00 – 13:10||10 min||>10G Laser Communication in NEW SPACE Constellations||Manfred Leipold, Head of Procurement Management, Vialight LaserCommunications GmbH|
|13:10 – 13:20||10 min||SpaceDataHighway: The 1st optical fiber in space||Delphine Mery, SpaceDataHIghway market development manager, Airbus Group|
|13:20 – 13:30||10 min||From research on the ISS to medical products for wound care||Jens Kirsch, Managing Director, terraplasma medical|
|13:30 – 13:40||10 min||2015 awarded FEMTOPRINT® technology: creativity enables disruptive solutions in optics and photonics||Dr Andrea Lovera, CSO, FEMTOPRINT®|
|13:40 – 14:10||30 min|| Presentation of the panel discussion and keynote speech by Dr-Ing Edgar Jochheim, JOINCO® Innovation Consulting
“The Investment Potential for Laser World
- Criteria for a successful investment strategy –“
| Uli Fricke, CEO, SpaceStarters
Christof Siebert, Head of Technology and Innovation Management, TRUMPF Venture
Moritz Kaminski, Investment
Associate, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH
|14:10 – 14:20||10 min||Next-generation medical lasers||Oliver Hvidt, COO and Co-Founder, Norlase|
|14:20 – 14:30||10 min||Cost-effective and Signal-enhanced Silicon ATR Crystal for Infrared Spectroscopy||Lorenz Sykora, Research and Development, ATR Elements|
The best product innovations in the entire range of optical technologies will receive a PHOTONICS Award at the innovation competition.
How does it work? And what prerequisites must I meet?
A first-rate panel of judges evaluates the product ideas and innovations of registered start-ups before a broad-based international audience.
- Innovation level
- Business potential
- Technical feasibility
- Product availability
The prize pool has a total value of EUR 25,000 including cash, exhibition space , visibility, marketing and business support.
Joint exhibition stand: Start-Up World
Participants also have an opportunity to be part of the Start-Up World joint exhibition stand.
Sponsoring opportunities: Start-up World
If you are interested in sponsoring Start-Up World, please contact us at:
Tel.: +49 89 949-20377
Review and impressions from 2015
Participants PHOTONICS Award 2015
|Nanolive from Switzerland (Winner)||with a 3D cell explorer: This brand new microscope technology makes it possible to ob-serve live cells in 3D without damaging them.|
|Femtoprint from Switzerland (Winner)||with a laser-based 3D printing solution for manufacturing nano-devices out of glass or transparent material|
|Norlase from Denmark||with "AuroraOne," a product line of high-brightness lasers|
|8tree from the USA||with a system that allows the simple and convenient optical 3D inspection of surfaces named "dentCHECK"|
|Swisslitho from Switzerland||with the "NanoFrazor," a rapid prototyping solution for manufacturing 3D nano-structures|
|Sandmade from Poland||with the "LS ONE" 3D printing system that uses the additive manufacturing technique of selective laser sintering|