Month of Photonics

Location: Spark Joensuu, Science Park 3A 4th floor, Länsikatu 15, Joensuu

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
  • A three-day Epic Challenge hackathon for developing solutions for forest fire situations
  • 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)

Preliminary program

1.11. Monday
10:00 – 12:00Opening
14:00 – 14:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
2.11. Tuesday
 To be announced
3.11. Wednesday
10:00 – 12:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
4.11. Thursday
12:00 – 14:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
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
14:00 – 16:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
16:00 – 18:00Epic Challenge Hackathon
9.11. Tuesday
 To be announced
10.11. Wednesday
10:00 – 12:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
11.11. Thursday
12:00 – 14:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
15:00 – 16:00Business Joensuu services for new entrepreneurs
12.11. Friday
 To be announced
15.11. Monday
14:00 – 16:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
16.11. Tuesday
 To be announced
17.11. Wednesday
10:00 – 12:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
12:00 – 16:00DRAFT pitching event
18.11. Thursday
12:00 – 14:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
19.11. Friday
 To be announced
22.11. Monday
 Forest & Photonics
14:00 – 16:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
23.11. Tuesday
 Forest & Photonics
24.11. Wednesday
10:00 – 12:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
25.11. Thursday
12:00 – 14:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
14:00 – 15:00Business Joensuu services for new entrepreneurs
26.11. Friday
12:00 – 16:00Photonics Education
29.11. Monday
14:00 – 16:00Photonics Lecture – Jyrki Saarinen
30.11. Tuesday
10:00 – 12:00Closing

PhD Ana Gebejes
ana.gebejes@photonics.fi
+358414760113