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Photonics West 2023 – Photonics Finland Pavilion

Photonics West 2023 – Photonics Finland Pavilion

January 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am February 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EET

SPIE Photonics West is the main event and exhibition for many Photonics Finland member companies! Photonics Finland organizes the Finnish Pavilion to the Photonics West Exhibition which provides a very easy access with good visibility to do business in this No1. Exhibition globally.

Once again the Photonics Finland Pavilion will be arranged to Photonics West 2023 (31 Jan – 2 Feb). If you are interest to hit the global markets in the U.S. now is time to register to Photonics Finland Pavilion!

Main Benefits

  • A very easy access for joining with full organizing support before and during the event
  • Great visibility with good placement in the exhibition hall and strong Photonics Finland Pavilion brand to support all companies
  • The inexpensive option to reach US markets and get noticed.
  • Pavilion services: Your booth + Meeting area + Refreshments + Marketing comms (photos, videos) support + Networking opportunities since Finland Pavilion is the contact point for many other companies and global networks. 
  • Promotional support in Photonics Finland channels (email, newsletter, social media) before and during the exhibition (PW22 organic social media reach was 37k!)
  • Great atmosphere among other Top notch Finnish companies

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More info and registration to Photonics West 2023 – Photonics Finland Pavilion here: 
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Already registered Photonics West 2023 – Photonics Finland Pavilion companies

If any questions please contact Tuukka.pakarinen@photonics.fi or call +358 50 313 5930. 

Photonics jobs in Finland now in one platform!

Photonics jobs in Finland service here.

Photonics industry in Finland is growing rapidly. Based on a national survey from 2020 photonics companies turnover in Finland have grown over 40% which is approximately 12% annually. In photonics industry there is an increasing need for new talents. In next four years the need for 1000 new employees and expertise varies from vocational to doctoral level.

Now launched Photonics Jobs in Finland platform collects all the photonics jobs in Finland to one national platform. In this platform companies can easily add and manage their job postings. Visit Photonics jobs in Finland platform here.

More information
Photonics Finland Executive Manager
Juha Purmonen
juha.purmonen@photonics.fi
+358 50 354 3832

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Fotoniikka-alan työpaikat löytyvät nyt yhdestä osoitteesta

Tutustu Photonics jobs in Finland palveluun täällä!


Valon hyödyntämiseen perustuva teknologia fotoniikka on vahvassa nousukiidossa koko Euroopassa. Suomessa kasvu on erityisen voimakasta ja fotoniikka-alan yritysten liikevaihto on kasvanut vajaassa neljässä vuodessa yli 40%, mikä tarkoittaa noin 12% prosentin vuosivauhtia vuodesta 2016 alkaen. Koronatilanteesta huolimatta vuoden 2020 aikana pelkästään Joensuun alueelle fotoniikka-ala toi 40 uutta työpaikkaa ja koko Suomeen yhteensä noin 200-300 työpaikkaa. Alan yritysten määrä on myös merkittävässä kasvussa ja seuraavan neljän vuoden aikana on tarve jopa 1000 uudelle työntekijälle.

Kysyntä osaajista on suurta toiselta asteelta aina korkeakoulutettuihin saakka. Tarjontaan vastataan niin oppilaitosten välisellä koulutusyhteistyöllä kuin yritysten tarpeiden pohjalta suunnitellulla fotoniikan muuntokoulutuksella. Lisäksi on suuri tarve yhtenäiselle alustalle, jossa osaajat, yritykset ja avoimet työpaikat kohtaavat. Suomen fotoniikan etujärjestö Photonics Finland vastaa huutoon juuri julkaistun fotoniikka-alan yrityksille suunnatun Photonics jobs in Finland -työpaikkasivuston myötä.

Photonics Jobs in Finland -sivusto kerää koko fotoniikka-alan työtarjonnan yhdelle alustalle, jonka kautta yritysten on helppoa ilmoittaa sekä muokata aiempia ilmoituksiaan sivustolla. Jatkossa sivuston yhteyteen tehdään myös CV-pankki alan osaajien sekä työnantajien nopeampaan ja helpompaan kohtaamiseen. Alan kasvun myötä kansainvälinen osaajahoukuttelu on yhä merkittävämmässä asemassa, sillä pelkästään Suomessa tehtävällä huipputason fotoniikan koulutuksella on haasteita vastata jatkuvasti kasvavaan kysyntään.

”Viime vuonna tekemästämme fotoniikka-alan toimijoille suunnatusta kyselystä nousi esille, että yritykset kasvavat voimakkaasti ja uusille osaajille on suuri kysyntä. Näin ollen Photonics Jobs sivuston avulla lähdimme vastaamaan tähän tarpeeseen”, Suomen fotoniikka-alan etujärjestön Photonics Finlandin toiminnanjohtaja Juha Purmonen kertoo.

Fotoniikka on mahdollistava avainteknologia, jonka ratkaisut ulottuvat laajalle teollisuuden kuin kuluttajamarkkinoiden saralla. Älykkäät järjestelmät tuovat mukanaan automaation ja keskenään keskustelevat koneet, jotka saavat tietonsa fotoniikkaan perustuvien silmien eli sensoreiden avulla. Jatkuvasti kehittyvät virtuaalisen- ja lisätyn todellisuuden ratkaisut perustuvat fotoniikan tarjoamiin komponentteihin. Terveysalalle fotoniikka tuo mm. mikroskoopit ja valon avulla pystytään hoitamaan sekä testaamaan erilaisia tauteja. Esimerkiksi laservalolla voidaan aktivoida ja kohdentaa potilaalle suonen sisäisesti annettu syöpälääkitys, jolloin lääke vaikuttaa vain syöpäkudokseen rasittamatta terveitä kudoksia. Valoon perustuvat ratkaisut tehostavat myös ruuantuotannon laadunvalvontaa tuhoten esimerkiksi UV-valon avulla tuotantotilojen mikrobeja ja vähentämällä samalla kemikaalien käytön myötä syntyvien uusien vastustuskykyisempien bakteerikantojen muodostumisen.

Photonics Finland

Teollisuusvetoinen innovaatioekosysteemi, joka kokoaa Suomen fotoniikankoulutuksen, tutkimuksen, tuotekehityksen, teollisuuden, loppukäyttäjät ja palvelut yhteen. Photonics Finland vastaa Suomen fotoniikkateollisuuden näkyvyydestä luoden uutta yhteistyötä ja liiketoimintaa. Lisätietoa toiminnasta Photonics.fi.

Photonics jobs in Finland

Suomen fotoniikka-alan koko työtarjoaman ja osaajat yhdistävä sivusto, jossa alan yritykset voivat helposti ilmoittaa sekä muokata jo aiemmin tekemiään työpaikkailmoituksia. Fotoniikka-alan suomalaisille ja kansainvälisille osaajille sivusto tarjoaa helpon tavan etsiä ja löytää sopivia työpaikkoja Suomesta. Lisätietoa palvelusta photonics.fi/jobboard/.

Lisätietoja

Photonics Finland toiminnanjohtaja

Juha Purmonen

juha.purmonen@photonics.fi

+358 50 354 3832

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Open Position in Photonics Finland: Project Manager

Photonics Finland is searching for an enthusiastic person for the role of project manager in business development projects.

Photonics Finland (PF) is the single point of contact for photonics ecosystem/network in Finland. PF is both scientific and industrial society. It has a strong commitment to promoting photonics for the general public and as well as linking photonics scientists, students and leading Universities and Research Institutes in Photonics to scientific organizations in European level and globally (referring to the International Commission for Optics ICO, Council of Finnish Academies). On the other hand, PF is also an industrial cluster with strong commitment from photonics industry (their corporate members) and links to other international clusters and projects (referring to EOS, EPIC, Photonics21, SPIE, EU projects).

PF supports the development of the photonics field from basic research to the deployment and market launch of products. PF develops new business and research opportunities related to photonics and helps to realize the full potential of the photonics industry in Finland in sectors such as health care, energy efficiency, safety, manufacturing, and sustainability.

Job overview

To  cover the increasing amount of work and projects, PF is  looking to reinforce the team with a Project Manager. The candidate will be responsible for the overall administration and management support of European union H2020 projects in Photonics development and / or will also actively contribute to the preparation of other project proposals and contribute to the current PF activities.

Main activities and responsibilities

In project administration and management:

  • overall responsibility for the complete management of the project in close cooperation with the project coordinator;
  • daily communication with national and international project partners;
  • project progress monitoring;
  • preparation and processing of technical and financial reports;
  • maintenance and update of the project web page;
  • organisation of teleconferences / project meetings / workshops / conferences and contributing to organization of “Photonics for” events and other PF’s activities.

In preparation of project proposals for research collaboration:

  • monitoring of suitable European funding schemes and calls;
  •  structuring the proposals, reviewing the proposals;
  • collecting and processing of information from partners;
  • business analytical activities;
  • responsibility for the complete preparation and writing of respective parts of the proposals.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (Photonics field is an advantage);
  • 3+ years of experience with project administration, management or projects proposal writing (EU projects or FP7 / H2020 projects are an advantage);
  • fluent in English (both verbally and in written), Finnish is an advantage;
  • good computer literacy and skills;
  • strong communication (both oral and written in formal and informal), presentation and organisational skills;
  • ability to work both in a team and independently;
  • ability to work in multinational environment;
  • ability to travel;
  • knowledge of European and Finnish Photonics landscape is an advantage (FP7, H2020, Structural Funds etc.).

We offer:

  • the opportunity to develop team working skills by working in close collaboration with the broad photonics community;
  • involvement and cooperation on the excellent European network  with the participation of leading European Photonics clusters as well as SMEs and large industries in Finland;
  • job location in office at Joensuu or remotely (could be discussed)
  • expected to start the work in August 2020.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter (both in English) to juha.purmonen@photonics.fi till/before  June 18th 2020.

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PHOTONICS EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE WEBINAR

May 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:30 pm EEST

PHOTONICS EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE – WEBINAR
Keskiviikkona 6.5.2020 klo 9.00–15.30.
English program starts at 12.00 PM.

Photonics industry is growing significantly across the Europe and companies in this field are constantly in need of new employees. Joensuu Photonics Education Path Project (JFK) piloted a unique Photonics education pathway from second degree to PhD to meet the needs of businesses.

Future Education in Photonics webinar will showcase the training that has been delivered and learn from good practices but also look into the future training needs. This event is for companies and operators in the field of Photonics, but also for educational institutions interested in developing Photonics education.

PROGRAM – Wednesday 6th May 2020
Please note that Morning program will be only in Finnish. English program starting at 12.30 pm.

9.00                   Tilaisuuden avaus, Juha Purmonen, Business Joensuu

9.05–9.20          Aluekehityksen ytimessä, Jarno Turunen, Pohjois-Karjalan maakuntaliitto

9.20–10.15        Avaimet yhteistyössä, JFK-projektin kumppanit esittäytyvät

  • Juha Purmonen, BJOE
  • Jaakko Rintamäki, Riveria
  • Juha Väyrynen, Karelia amk
  • Iiro Muhonen, UEF

10:15-10:20       Tauko

10.20–11.30      Yrityksiä kuunnellen, case-esimerkit

  • Jyrki Huttunen, Oplatek Group
  • Timo Vuorenpää, Senop
  • Antti Järvinen, Vaisala

11:30-11:45       Kohti fotoniikan koulutuksen valoisaa tulevaisuutta – Keskustelu 
Uudet tarjolla olevat koulutukset fotoniikassa kaikilla asteilla.

11.45–12.45      Lounastauko

12.30–12.45 Summary of JFK-project trainings and good practices learned, English program starts 

12:45–13.00      Photonics in Joensuu: Five Decades of Shining Light,
Jyrki Saarinen, Institute of Photonics

13:00–14.15      World-Class Knowledge in Photonics Education

  • Paul Urbach, Professor, Optics Research Group of TUDelft, University of Delft, Netherlands
  • Alain Tremeau, Vice Rector, International collaboration, Université Jean Monnet, France
  • Christian Helgert, CEO, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Abbe Center of Photonics & Abbe School of Photonics, Germany
  • Chrys Panayiotou, Executive Director, Principal Investigator, Indian River State College / The Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, LASER-TEC , Florida, USA

14.15–15.00      Panel discussion, Global education in photonics, Moderator, Juha Purmonen, Business Joensuu

  • Paul Urbach, Professor, Optics Research Group of TUDelft, University of Delft, Netherlands
  • Alain Tremeau, Vice Rector, International collaboration, Université Jean Monnet, France
  • Christian Helgert, CEO, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Abbe Center of Photonics & Abbe School of Photonics, Germany
  • Chrys Panayiotou, Executive Director, Principal Investigator, Indian River State College / The Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, LASER-TEC , Florida, USA
  • Jyrki Saarinen, Professor, UEF/Institute of Photonics

15.05–15.25      Future steps in international collaboration in Photonics education

15:25-15:30       Closing

JFK-Project

The main purpose of the project is to create a photonics education path from second degree to doctoral level to fulfill the current workforce needs of Finnish and foreign companies. Other targets are to promote education export services, to support the industry development, visits and networking, collecting and sharing information and development of Photonics Finland collaboration. The education path will be executed by Business Joensuu with education organizations UEF, Riveria and Karelia University of Applied Sciences  in Joensuu. Project timeline is 1.5.2018 – 31.5.2020.

Register to the Webinar on Tuesday 5.5.2020 at the latest by using this link.

For more information contact Juha Purmonen, +358 50 354 3832 or juha.purmonen@businessjoensuu.fi


Tervetuloa!

Fundamental Optical Design course registration opens!

January 13, 2020 @ 7:00 am 4:00 pm EET

The aim of the course is to teach the fundamentals of optical design, especially to provide theoretical foundations of geometrical optics combined with basic design examples. After this course you will have the required theoretical and practical skills to start optical design. 

See more information here: https://www.uef.fi/fi/web/aducate/-/fundamental-optical-design-6-ects- 

Photonics West 2021 & 2022 – Photonics Finland Pavilion registration now open!

Photonics West is the world largest and most important photonics technologies event and number 1 place for Finnish photonics companies to be present and showcase their products and services.

Photonics Finland have been organizing the Finnish Pavilion for several years together with PF-member companies to provide an easy and more affordable access for companies to join the exhibition but also to get more visibility for the Finnish Photonics companies together. Photonics Finland Pavilion has already 15 company booth places and every year there are need for more.

Received feedback shows that 100% of joining companies agree that participating in Photonics West and in Photonics Finland Pavilion has been useful for their company and helped them to reach their goals to create new business!

Registration for Photonics West 2021 are done by filling out the registration form here.

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Open lecture serie: Photonics applications 28.10.-17.12.2019

Open lecture serie: Photonics applications 28.10.-17.12.2019

October 28, 2019 @ 2:15 pm 3:00 pm EET

Welcome to hear about different photonics applications!

Learn how the most important photonics applications for today and in the future are solving various tasks and problems in, e.g., industry, medicine and consumer applications. Lectures focus on practical examples presented by companies and provides great opportunity for networking!

Companies presented: Arbonaut, Timegate, Senop, Oplatek, Seetrue, Nanocomp, Ecoaims, Dispelix, Finnlitho, Karelia, Softcolor and Business Joensuu. More companies coming.

Applications presented: Lidar, AR-display, Laser gun, X-ray optics, Printable optics, Flat displays, Optical fiber, Optics assembly and packaging, Eye tracking, Military optics, Photo editing and photography, Spectral imaging, Injection molded optics, Diamond turned optics, Augmented reality and virtual reality.

Timetable seen here http://www.uef.fi/en/web/photonics/-/open-lecture-serie-photonics-applications

28.10. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria

Professor Markku Hauta-Kasari // Spectrally tunable light sources

31.10. // 12:15-13:00 // M106 Metria

Jyrki Huttunen CEO, Oplatek // Fiber manufacturing, Glass molding, Photonics solutions and Thin film coating

31.10. // 13:15-14:00 // M106 Metria  

Petri Piirainen, CTO & Co-founder, Softcolor // Software engineering photonics  and color science

4.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria

Timo Vuorenpää, Director, Senop // Development of Night Vision Devices and Target Acquisition and Observation Systems, Hyperspectral cameras

4.11. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria

Dr. Tuomo Kauranne, CEO, Arbonaut // Airborne laser scanning (LIDAR) for timberland inventory and other applications

6.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria

Dr. Petri Karvinen, CEO, Co-founder, Finnlitho // X-ray optics

6.11. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria

Coming later

7.11. // 12:15-13:00 // M301 Metria

Professor Markku Keinänen // Spectral imaging in plant biology, agriculture and forestry – quality control of wood materials and raw materials in food industry

13.11. // 14:15-16:00 // M301 Metria

Juha Toivonen, Tampereen yliopisto

14.11. // 12:15-13:00 // M301 Metria

Coming later

14.11. // 13:15-14:00 // M301 Metria

Dr. Roman Bednarik, CEO, Co-founder // Eye-tracking technology and its applications

18.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria

Dr. Samuli Siitonen, CTO, Nanocomp // Roll-to-roll manufacturing: e.g., back and front lighting for flat portable displays

18.11. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria

Petri Stenberg, Manufacturing Director, Dispelix // Photonics in augmented reality (AR)

20.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria

Mari Tenhunen, CEO and founder, Timegate // PicoRaman spectrometer  in life science, geoscience and other applications