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LASER World of PHOTONICS Makeathon

Whether it comes to careers, securing the future or product development: The LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 agenda emphasizes the need to be active and includes a variety of program items for active participation. For every target group. And every objective.

Experience lasers live, look over students' shoulders as they develop prototypes, or gather specific information—all under the motto “Smart Photonics”: Take a look at our activities program 2019 at a glance.


Welcome to the second edition of the Make Light MAKEATHON. This is a software and hardware competition in which competing teams develop initial prototypes within 24 hours. Participants are teams of students and young engineers from different classes.

Recrutainment Game

Are you looking for the big challenge? Are you interested in optical technologies? And have you ever thought about a career in photonics? Welcome to the LASER World of PHOTONICS Recrutainment Game 2019.

European Photonics Venture Forum

The European Photonics Venture Forum promotes innovation and investment in the best technology companies from across Europe and offers start-ups the opportunity to meet VCs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and opinion leaders to develop new connections, businesses and investments.

Special show: “Photons in Production”

Special show in conjunction with the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management at TU Munich (iwb) and Bavarian Laser Center (blz) in Erlangen and the Chair for Photonic Technologies of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.


  • Process monitoring with the aid of optical coherence tomography
  • Laser beam welding with blue light
  • Interactive inspection and measurement of laser-machined parts
  • Joining of plastics in metal
  • Production of battery cells
  • Additive manufacturing

Guided tours

A special ticket is required to attend.
The number of people per group is limited!

Topics 2019:

  • Current trends in laser beam drilling
  • Guiding and shaping of high power laser radiation
  • Inline process monitoring of laser beam welding processes
  • Laser beam welding in the visible wavelength range

Career Center

For everyone in need of orientation: Exhibitors' trainee, internship and job offers, tips for finding a job, applications and salary expectations as well as free coaching sessions.