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22 - 26 April 2018
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2018 Photonics Innovation Village

Photonics Innovation Village at Photonics Europe

Photonics Innovation Village at SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 showcases research and innovative products from universities, nonprofits, and research centres. The innovative researchers taking part in the program gain free exposure and take part in a competition for prizes by sharing their latest findings to industry innovators and other photonics visionaries.

Visit the participants in the exhibition hall and see the competition.

2018 Photonics Innovation Village competitors

Laser-textured Interference-fit Fasteners with Highly Controlled Bond Strength
Dublin City University, APT (Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre)

Glasses-free 3D LED wall demonstrator
Holografika Ltd. (a private company, SME Hungary)

Eclipse choppers and choppers with rotational shaft
University of Arad, Romania

Time-Resolved Single-Photon Imaging System for Quantum Optics Applications
University of Bern and FBK, private, non-profit research institute, Trentino, Italy

Multi-component gas sensor based on dual-wavelength quantum cascade lasers
Empa, ETH Zurich and FHNW Swiss labs

Software package, which can design the complex structure of the photonics components and PICs
Irish Photonic Integration Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Univ Cork

Software and dosimeter to help doctors to deliver better and safer radiation therapy by ensuring the proper radiation dose at the right place
NU-RISE spin-off from the University of Aveiro (Portugal)

Modular effective distributed fiber optic sensing system for acoustic/mechanical vibrations sensing
CESNET association of univ. of the Czech Republic and the Czech Academy of Sciences

Optical detection of small defects, particles and contamination on surfaces
TU Delft, the Netherlands

VIS/NIR spectrometer and more
Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano, Italia

High Resolution Nonscanning Multiphoton Polarimetric Microscope
ETH Zurich

Ultrasensitive metamaterial sensor for the optical detection of gases
King’s College London

Design and research of bidirectional surface acoustic wave delay line fabricated using laser ablation method
Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI"

Real time spectro-polarimetric optical Biopsy tool : application to dermatology
ICube laboratory (Strasbourg, France)

Three prototypes of ultrashort-pulse mode-locked fiber-based lasers emitting in the mid-infrared spectral region between 2 and 3 microns
Start-up from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

New approach to dermatological diagnostic through a novel hand-held diagnostic imaging device
DAMAE and Charles Fabry Lab., Paris France

Hybrid Optical Bench for Innovative teaching
Université de Bordeaux (IMS, CELIA, INRIA), France

Optoelectronic system for monitoring physiological parameters of patients under MRI diagnosis
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Purpose of the Innovation Village

Support and publicise research teams from universities, non-profit institutions and research centres who are working on research, new applications and product development.
Provide free exhibition space together with broad exposure and publicity to the young innovators who are developing the photonics-based products of the future.
Showcase Europe's (and the world's) finest research programmes and to encourage the transfer of optics/photonics research and technology into new and useful products.

Benefits of participating

Gain visibility to the international attendees of SPIE Photonics Europe, including technical attendees, press, and other officials. A special effort will be made to invite Venture Capital companies.
One complimentary "mini booth" space in the Photonics Innovation Village section of the SPIE Photonics Europe Exhibition.
One complimentary technical pass to SPIE Photonics Europe per group.
A project description will appear on the SPIE web site.
Included in press releases distributed to all industry publications.
Winners will receive an award of €1500. The first and second runner-up will each win €500.


The village will include one panel for displays and explanations, a table, and chairs.
It is mandatory to display a prototype or demonstration; however, the demonstration does not need to be continuous. It is recommended to also supply English-language literature describing your product.
Please ensure that you take out insurance cover for your products as appropriate.


The initiative can come from anyone active in the wide domain of photonics. There is no limitation on the number of team members, but three is the recommended number. Your team can be based anywhere in the world and can have affiliations and connections to other non-profit or profit making groups or companies.
You must have developed an actual product or have a prototype of the product which can be displayed. (Software for specific applications related to photonics is acceptable, as long as it can be demonstrated.)
Commercialised products currently being sold will not be considered. Basic improvements on existing products will also not be considered.
You must be able to attend Photonics Europe and be present at your booth.
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26 March 2018

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