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Month of Photonics

November 1, 2021 @ 7:00 am November 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EET

November is a month that brings together companies, researchers, teachers and students with our very first Month of Photonics. Whether working in photonics and high technology or studying in the field or just being curious about photonics, many events held during the month offer something for everyone.

Month of Photonics is a joint effort of many actors: Photonics Finland, Spark Joensuu entrepreneurship environment, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Riveria, University of Eastern Finland, Business Joensuu and the Flagship of Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN).

The program will include:

Photonics Applications lecture series (every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) bringing nearly 20 business guests to Spark Joensuu Science Park. The course will be held this year as a series of hybrid lectures hosted by Professor Jyrki Saarinen in UEF’s Joensuu campus and online in Microsoft Teams. The course is organised in collaboration with PREIN flagship and Photonics Finland. The focus in the lectures is on practical applications of photonics from an industrial point of view. Key professionals from various companies give presentations regarding their businesses, technologies & applications in 30-minute lectures, and participants can discuss the themes further in the following 15-minute Q&A sessions. A total of 22 companies are invited, each from a distinct sub field of photonics. The lectures will be given in English, and streamed online via Microsoft Teams. Participation on lectures is free and open for everyone. Check out the link for details on invited lectures.
– A three-day Epic Challenge hackathon, 4.-8.11.2021 (Thu, Fri & Mon). The topic of the hackathon is improvement of rescue operations during forest fire. Each day, the program will start at 14:00 and last until 18:00. The hackathon will take place at Joensuu Science Park. Details on registration and awards HERE
DRAFT Funding call for : Photonics-related product and service ideas – apply by Nov 11th 2021. See details on how to apply HERE
– Forest&Photonics 2021 (22. – 23.11.2021): registration open HERE

Preliminary program

28.10. Thursday
12:15 – 13:00
13:15 – 14:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Kuva Space, Jarkko Antila, Space-Borne Hyperspectral Imaging
Photonics Application Lecture – Modulight, Zoe Ylöniemi, Medical lasers in ophthalmology and fluorescence imaging
3.11. Wednesday
11:15 – 12:00Photonics Application Lecture – Oura, Jukka-Tapani Mäkinen, Integrated photonics of Oura smart ring​
4.11. Thursday
12:15 – 13:00
13:15 – 14:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Optoplus, Folke Stenman, Classical optical design
Photonics Application Lecture – Timegate, Mari Tenhunen, PicoRaman spectrometer in life science, geoscience and other applications​
14:00 – 18:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
5.11. Friday
14:00 – 18:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
6.11. Saturday
10:00 – 18:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
7.11. Sunday
10:00 – 18:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
8.11. Monday
08:00 – 14:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
14:15 – 15:00
15:15 – 16:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Ledil, Henri Uutela, LED Lighting & Optics
Photonics Application Lecture – Ecoaims, Jussi Kinnunen, Shooting Photons
16:00 – 18:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
10.11. Wednesday
10:15 – 11:00

11:15 – 12:00
Photonics Application Lecture – UEF, Seppo Honkanen, Fiber optic communications and Si-photonics​
Photonics Application Lecture – Vexlum, Jukka-Pekka Penttinen, Lasers for quantum technology​
11.11. Thursday
12:15 – 13:00Photonics Application Lecture – Vaisala, Lasse Kauppinen, Optical measurement technologies
15:00 – 16:00Business Joensuu services for new entrepreneurs
15.11. Monday
14:15 – 15:00
15:15 – 16:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Dispelix, Antti Sunnari, Alternative Reality
Photonics Application Lecture – Oplatek, Kimmo Solehmainen, Photonics solutions based on multiple technologies: fiber optics, glass molding, thin film coating, optomechanics
17.11. Wednesday
10:15 – 11:00

11:15 – 12:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Senop, Timo Vuorenpää, Night vision, target acquisition and observation, hypespectral cameras​
Photonics Application Lecture – Microsoft, Jarkko Viinikanoja, Imaging in Surface Products​
12:00 – 16:00DRAFT pitching event
22.11. Monday
 Forest & Photonics
14:15 – 15:00
15:15 – 16:00
Photonics Application Lecture – VTT, Jussi Hiltunen, Photonics in sensor applications
Photonics Application Lecture – Arbonaut, Tuomo Kauranne LIDAR for timberland inventory and other forest applications​
23.11. Tuesday
 Forest & Photonics
24.11. Wednesday
10:15 – 11:00
11:15 – 12:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Trilux, Jan Van Riel, A short introduction to the world of Trilux and our passion: light​
Photonics Application Lecture – Varjo, Evgeny Shirko, Varjo story of optical research and development
18:00 – 19:00#Photonpreneurs – Antti Sunnari CEO of Dispelix Oy
25.11. Thursday
12:15 – 13:00
13:15 – 14:00
Photonics Application Lecture – Process Genius, Kimmo Leppänen, VR & AR solutions for teaching, training and learning
Photonics Application Lecture – Brighterwave, Tomi Jouhti, Innovative Laser Light Sources for next generation projection display applications
14:00 – 15:00Business Joensuu services for new entrepreneurs
26.11. Friday
12:00 – 16:00Photonics Education
30.11. Tuesday
10:00 – 12:00Closing

PhD Ana Gebejes

Photonics Finland

Spark Joensuu

Länsikatu 15
Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala 80110 Finland
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