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Young innovators at Laser World of Photonics



Many companies exhibiting at Laser World of Photonics were founded within the past 30 years. And there is a continuous conveyor belt of new start-ups. From June 26 to 29, 2017 they will take pride of place in Munich at the Start-Up World and Photonics Award. The Make Light MAKEATHON also promises a copious breath of fresh air and contacts galore with digital innovators.

 - Start-Up World: The meeting place for young founders at Laser World of Photonics
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Start-Up World: The meeting place for young founders at Laser World of Photonics

Numerous domestic and foreign companies will be represented at Start-Up World in Hall B3. To this end a bespoke starter package has been put together for start-ups no more than five years of age. This enables the newcomers to take part in the world’s leading trade fair for photonics components, systems and applications at greatly reduced organizational and resource effort and expense, and showcase their ideas to an international trade public.

Photonics Award and MAKEATHON

The Photonics Award finals will be held for the second time since 2015 under the Start-Up World umbrella. Teams of company founders from home and abroad will pitch their latest products and close-to-market prototypes to a jury of experts. Whether under the “Internet of Things” or “Photonics 4.0” label – digital networking is one of the core innovation drivers in the photonics industry. Photonics is both enabler and user. The need for photonics personnel will continue to grow with the onward march of Industry 4.0. Laser World of Photonics affords an optimal opportunity with the 24-hour Make Light MAKEATHON on June 27 and 28 to get to know photonics talent and the digitally savvy movers and shakers of tomorrow.