Review 2017: Help shape the market

LASER World of PHOTONICS Makeathon

Whether it comes to careers, securing the future or product development: The LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 agenda emphasized the need to be active and included various events that involve 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 “Light under Control”: Take a look at our activities program 2017 at a glance.


Welcome to the premiere of the 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.

Start-Up World

Are you looking for new solutions? Start-Up World and the BMWi stand are giving new, innovative companies a platform for company and product presentations.

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.


  • Welding high-tensile steel
  • Battery manufacturing
  • Lightweight design and e-mobility
  • Laser safety

Guided tours

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

Guided tours of the fair give visitors a targeted overview of one of the following topics:

  • Intelligent system engineering for process monitoring
  • Accelerating processes through parallelization
  • Latest developments in additive manufacturing
  • Trends in remote laser-beam processing
  • Laser technology for e-mobility
  • Industry 4.0 in laser material processing

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.