Position yourself as a driver of innovation!
26– 29 JUNE 2017, MESSE MÜNCHEN
STARTUP WORLD AT LASER PHOTONICS
Many thanks to all participants of the STARTUP WORLD @LASER World of PHOTONICS and the winners of the PHOTONICS Award 2017. Combining networking opportunities on the marketplace, innovation tracking, and visibility on stage, the compelling event was a great opportunity for participants to meet with leading representatives in laser, optics and photonics from the realms of politics, business, and research.
The STARTUP WORLD is a joint initiative by Messe München and Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO), an experienced specialist in the organisation of competitions.
Position yourself as a driver of innovation!
The STARTUP WORLD is the marketplace for young companies and their innovative products that will foster their visibility and provide them with industry contacts at leading international trade fairs.
The STARTUP WORLD is offering a unique marketplace of innovation and matchmaking platform to thriving startup companies, industry and investors at leading international trade fairs. The go-ahead for the STARTUP WORLD is given at the LASER World of PHOTONICS, 26 – 29 June 2017, in Munich. STARTUP WORLD is accompanied by the PHOTONICS Award and going far beyond the exhibition stand.
As a Startup company, you are the very heart of an innovative economy: Your pioneering inventions yield benefits for established companies and society alike. A marketplace is essential to ensure such companies’ market entry, and thus their existence. With its international network of companies and trade fairs, the LASER World of PHOTONICS is a unique platform for innovation: Fledgling companies are able to present their products to a wide industrial audience at the trade fair and get in touch with potential investors.
The PHOTONICS Award seeks to aid startups in bringing groundbreaking applications in photonics to market. The competition invited startups in the European-wide technology community that are no more than five years old and have at least an available prototype ready to submit their solution until 7 June 2017.
All submissions were carefully evaluated by an expert jury, who decided on the total TOP 20, as well as on the TOP 5 finalists. They will exhibit their solutions at the STARTUP WORLD at the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. The winners will be announced after a live-pitch of the TOP 5 on 27 June 2017 starting from 10:00 on the FORUM stage “Laser & Optics”, hall B3.360.
PHOTONICS AWARD TOP 20
Have a look on the TOP 20 of this year’s PHOTONICS Award and discover their brilliant product innovations.
This prize category is looking for innovative best product innovations in the entire optical technologies sector.
International and innovative: LASER World of PHOTONICS is the only event that addresses the entire range of photonics solutions. From components to systems and from concrete applications to services, the STARTUP WORLD and PHOTONICS award at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 depicted the entire value chain and brought global suppliers and customers together to meet their needs in the following sectors:
Laser-based measuring and testing systems and optical sensors have been indispensable in manufacturing, medicine and science for quite some time - and they play an ever-increasing role as demand for precision and resilience increases.
The advantages? Broader applications, improved results, lower costs.
They optimise production and make processes more efficient.
As high performance tools in the macro- and micro-machining sector, lasers mainly give you one thing: A genuine competitive edge.
As the largest trade fair for this exhibition sector, LASER World of PHOTONICS will demonstrate how your company can profit from that, too.
Ultra-high-resolution imaging and increasingly precise spectroscopy and laser systems are making an entirely new level of quality possible in diagnostics.
On the one hand, physicians, biologists, chemists and pharma/material researchers profit from that.
On the other, so do patients—thanks to minimally invasive techniques for gentler therapies.
The submission phase of the PHOTONICS Award is closed now. Our expert jury is now choosing the TOP5 innovative products in photonics. Thank you for your interest and stay tuned for further news!
STARTUP WORLD FORUM SESSION
„Space meets LASER World of PHOTONICS"
28 June 2017, 12:30 – 14:30, hall B3.360
Exciting pitches and roundtable discussions on current topics in the photonics and space industry:
Curtain up on the newcomers’ latest product ideas! The forum session presents product innovations of startup companies, opportunities from support networks and insights from industry leaders located in Germany and abroad.
Competence Area Manager Lasers and Optics,
COO and Co-founder
JOINCO® Innovation Consulting
UnternehmerTUM Venture Capital Partners GmbH
Head of Procurement Management,
Vialight LaserCommunications GmbH
SpaceDataHIghway market development manager,
Head of Technology and Innovation Management,
Research and Development,
3 MAY - 7 JUNE 2017
Submission phase for the Photonics Award
Preliminary evaluation of submissions by expert jury and nomination and notification of TOP5
26 - 29 JUNE 2017
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 exhibition of finalists
27 JUNE 2017
Presentations of the Photonics Awards TOP5 and announcement of the winner at LASER World of PHOTONICS Forum
The first STARTUP WORLD at LASER World of PHOTONICS is in the books and the PHOTONICS Award has its first winners. Have a look in our media section for photos from the last Forum and Award Ceremony, videos and interviews from our finalists and press reviews.
FACTS LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS
LASER World of PHOTONICS, the International Trade Fair for the Laser and Photonics Industry, has been held in Munich since 1973. It does a perfect job of combining technology with industrial application sectors for the widest variety of industries and uses.
International trade fair for the photonics industry
Every two years, key players and decision-makers come to Munich to meet at the industry’s most important marketplace, LASER World of PHOTONICS. The fair gives participants from more than 70 countries a complete overview of all topics that pertain to optical technologies on 55,000 square meters of exhibition space.
Synergy between research and industry
An extensive program of related events, current focus topics and the World of Photonics Congress – the leading European scientific congress (in the TOP 3 worldwide) that is held in conjunction with the fair – create a unique combination of research, innovative technology and industrial application sectors.
2015: Record number of exhibitors and growing international audience
The trade fair set a new record in the number of exhibitors with 11,227 exhibiting companies from 42 countries. At 61 percent, the share of foreign visitors among the 31,000 industry professional who attended the fair also set a new record.
Key facts about LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of Photonics Congress 2015
- 31,279 trade visitors from 72 countries
- 1,227 exhibitors from 42 countries
- 55,000m² total space
- 181 journalists from 18 countries
- 5,600 congress participants with an international share of 73 % and more than 2,700 lectures and presentations
STARTUP WORLD 2015: “In its very first year, STARTUP WORLD has already been a complete success,” declares Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy Chairman of Messe München International Executive Board. “We’re glad to see it resonate so well with people and are looking forward to implementing this new trade fair format along with AZO and our other technology conference partners.”
“The impressive quality of the products submitted underscores just how innovative young companies can be,” adds Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director Anwendungszentrum GmbH (AZO). “In cooperation with Messe München, we believe we’re taking the first step towards establishing an international marketplace for high-tech start-ups at the world’s top trade fairs.”
The first STARTUP WORLD was sponsored by the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship gGmbH and the BERLINER GLAS GROUP.
For further information about STARTUP WORLD and the winners and finalists in this year’s PHOTONICS Award competition, please visit
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