December 6, 2023

CSEM Photonic Day

Join us to at CSEM in Neuchatel to learn more about the latest technology trends in photonics, new market opportunities, CSEM photonics technologies and gain insight on the strategic road map of the EU in the field of photonics!

Photonics is one of fastest evolving technology sectors with great significance for a wide range of high-tech industries in Switzerland, ranging from MedTech and life sciences to precision manufacturing. It is also a key enabling technology for the strategically vital communication infrastructure and crucial to both quantum computing and cryptography.

Join us at CSEM in Neuchatel, to meet with the stakeholders of the Swiss Photonic Community, discuss trends and novel market opportunities and learn about CSEM capabilities in Photonics! A special focus will be laid on the EU Chips Act and Quantum Initiative with a combined budget of more than €44 billions, of which a large part will be dedicated to photonic research and industrial sovereignty. While this funding is predominantly reserved for EU member states, it is nevertheless impacting Switzerland already today, resulting in competitive challenges, but also opportunities. Learn how CSEM is positioning itself to support you on this journey at our first ever Photonic Day!

📍 Venue: CSEM, Jaquet-Droz1, 2000 Neuchâtel
⏱️ Date& Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 1PM
🗣️ Language: English



Optional lab tours
Lab tour is now fully booked - you can still register for the event thanks to the button at the end of this page


Photonic technologies at CSEM


Coffee break


Keynote speakers

  • Lutz Aschke, President Photonics21
  • Reinhard Voelkel, CEO Süss MicroOptics
  • Prof. Jürg Leuthold, ETHZ


Round table discussion


Networking aperitif

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