After an all online event last year, due to corona, the Photonics Days were back this year in Berlin-Adlershof!

From October 4th to 7th, this year's Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021 took place as a hybrid event. It was an exciting 4 days with 26 sessions, 18 of them on-site in hybrid format, over 100 speakers from over 15 countries and an accompanying exhibition with Germany and EU-wide exhibitors.

Over 540 participants had registered for the event, including over 250 for the face-to-face sessions on site. Despite the strict Corona requirements, many national and international speakers and participants took part in the face-to-face event.

On October 6th, many optics and photonics enthusiasts met for the evening reception in the Bunsen Hall for networking over wine and live music. As a small highlight of the evening, the Laserassociation Berlin Brandenburg presented an award for outstanding achievements in the field of laser technology to Mr. Igor Haschke (represented that evening by Tom Lueders) (B.I.G. Holding).

It was a wonderful atmosphere and a great feeling to see old friends and meet new ones. There were many exciting encounters and a lively exchange both online and on-site.

We, the OpTecBB-team, would like to thank our partners and sponsors:
WISTA Management GmbH | Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH | FISBA | EXFO,
who supported us in the planning and organization of the Photonics Days.

Our big thank you also goes to the chairs and speakers who managed to present a large number of exciting topics from various areas of optics and photonics.

We look forward to the Photonics Days 2022 (Save-The-Date: autumn 2022) and hope to welcome you as a participant, speaker or exhibitor!

The topics this year:

Forest&Photonics 2021 | Working in Photonics | Trends in european photonics in a more global supply chain | Building a strong quantum industry | Photonic Integrated Circuits for Biosensing | Photonic terahertz technology for beyond 5G wireless communication | PhotonHUB Europe | Photonics in Hamamatsu and in Japan | Virtuelles Technologielabor Mikrofertigung | Data center interconnects | German-Israeli nano photonics session | Hyperspectral imaging | Optics for solar energy | PolyPhotonics Berlin | Berlin Quantum Technology Symposium | Laser Technology | Photonics for AgriFood applications | Sensor AI   Advanced UV technologies & applications | Advances in graphene technologies & related materials | Microelectronics & Si-Photonics | Photonic integration as quantum enabling technology | Photonics in China | Advances in optical metrology | Vision systems & IR detection for industry, security & defence