Photonics 4 Tomorrow’s World


The Photonics 4 Tomorrow’s World workshop will present the latest developments in photonics research, its transition from lab to market and platforms that support this agenda, such a EU pilot lines. It is organized by the Irish Photonics Integration Centre at Tyndall National Institute, in collaboration with Photonics Ireland.

The workshop will include a presentation session followed by a networking/poster session enabled through Remo’s highly interactive platform that will enable researchers and engineers discuss latest breakthroughs and emerging market opportunities.

Applications areas will include displays, marine, MedTech, optical communications, sensing, as well as many others.

For more information please contact info@ipic.ie.

27.05.2020 - 28.05.2020

Photonics Public Private Annual Meeting 2020

Brussels, Belgium

The next Photonics PPP Annual Meeting will take place on May 27th – 28th, 2020 in the conference centre The EGG in Brussels. Topics covered during the meeting will include discussions on the Horizon Europe programme, developing strategic application roadmaps and seeking new collaboration partners.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

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17.09.2019 - 17.09.2019


Cork, Ireland

As part of establishing a strong Irish leadership presence within the European innovation hub ecosystem, Europractice joined MIDAS for a National Irish technology event at Tyndall National Institute. MIDAS Ireland, are the champions of Ireland’s micro and nano-electronics system solutions industry.

Organised by Tyndall’s Georgios Fagas, leading members of the technology community in Europe presented at this seminar.

Ramsey Selim, Tyndall’s Europractice project lead, highlighted the current status of packaging technologies for integrated photonics, the key solutions present within Tyndall, and the wider European community. The talk also reviewed the advanced photonics packaging low-to-medium volume manufacturing solutions.

This seminar aimed to bring the focus of Europe on the Irish technology community with its culture of innovation and shine the spotlight on the entire European ecosystem as a real solution to world challenges in advanced packaging or photonics and micro-electronics.

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14.01.2020 - 15.01.2020

Launch of MedPhab – dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

Brussels, Belgium

MedPhab is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership connected to Photonics21. The pilot-line was granted funding by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

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OIDA Workshop On Embedded Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centers

California, USA

PIXAPP is a proud organiser of a one-day workshop on Optical Fiber Communication on Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centres. The event will take place on the 8th of March 2020 and will host a number of high-profile speakers in the field.

Location: San Diego, California, USA

More information: https://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/industry_events/workshop_on_embedded_photonic_manufacturing_for_da/program/


Photonics 4 European Products of the Future Workshop

Cork, Ireland

Photonics 4 European Products of the Future 

Location: Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland

More information: Photonics_4_European_Products_of_the_Future_Workshop flyer

01.02.2020 - 06.02.2020

SPIE Photonics West 2020

California, United States

SPIE Photonics West 2020

Location: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States

More information: https://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-west/photonics-west-exhibition


Exploring the Universe at ECOC 2019

RDA Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin

This event is hosted by Tyndall National Institute, the Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in conjunction with the European Conference for Optical Communications (ECOC 2019). Leading physicist Prof. Brian Cox will present his award-winning show, Exploring the Universe to secondary school students from across the country. Professor Cox will be joined by Prof. Liam Barry from Dublin City University will highlight the latest developments in optical fibre technology that underpins today’s internet and Dr Ruth Freeman from SFI will highlight the exciting careers that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can offer.

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm


Cork Culture Night at Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute, Cork City, Cork

Culture Night is an evening of free events across Ireland where businesses and universities open their doors to the general public in order to engage and entertain. Tyndall National Institute opens its doors this year with demonstrations presented by researchers from Tyndall to the general public of all ages and backgrounds. The event allows Tyndall National Institute to demonstrate the cutting edge work Tyndall conducts and helps inspire future generations of scientists.

Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm

More informationhttps://culturenight.ie/event/tyndall-national-institute-tyndall-national-institute/

30.07.2019 - 31.07.2019

IPIC celebrates International Day of Light 2019

Tyndall National Institute

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.

On 16th May 2019, IPIC marked this global initiative with a full day of activities onsite at Tyndall National Institute.  The day began with a visit to the Institute by two local secondary schools, Coláiste Daibhéid and Coláiste and Phiarsaigh.  During their visit, the students met with researchers from across IPIC’s four research themes and learned about some of the projects that the groups are working on.