~ Market the photonics sector to a wider investor community
~ Create channels to finance for high potential photonics businesses
~ Select and promote the top European Photonics companies
The 3rd edition of the European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) will take place on 10 & 11 May 2017 in Dublin. The goal of the event is very simple: bringing high-tech entrepreneurs, active in photonics that are looking for external private capital, together with investors, who have appetite for this.
The 2017 edition is an initiative of FP7 project ACTPHAST and Tech Tour and will be organized with the support of high-ranking members of regional, national and European photonics organizations. EPVF is organized in association with ACTPHAST, the European Commission and hosted by Tyndall.
The Forum will ensure photonics becomes a pillar of local regional development plans, mirroring the European strategy and driving more support and funding to the sector
The European Photonics Venture Forum is an annual event in a new city each time and the activities of Europe's leading photonics clusters.
Photonics is the technology which focusses on all technical applications of light and includes lasers, photovoltaics, lighting, screens and displays, sensors, optical fibers and optoelectronics. It is at the heart of the most advanced engineering systems such as cameras, cellphones, printers, barcode scanners, medical and industrial lasers, high speed communications and computing, aviation, power generation, spectroscopy, holography, bio photonics, agriculture and robotics.
In addition, the companies at the EPVF 2016 solely, have a great track record with the cumulative total of 14, 8 M USD raised capital.
EPVF 2015 and EPVF 2016 at a glance:
~ 50 selected start-ups and scale-ups
~ 140+ investors/industry experts
~ 230 + total participants - variety of local and regional guests.
~ Meet 40+ VC and angel investors and portfolio managers
~ Learn from experienced and successfully funded entrepreneurs
~ See 30 growth-stage and emerging companies showcased by their CEOs
~ Join in investor readiness, corporate partnering and fostering photonics clusters discussion sessions
~ Mix with all 100+ participants
~ Help shape the agenda for regional, national and European development policy
~ Great location and chance to visit Dublin