Event News | News-Spot | Feb 27, 2016

European Photonics Venture Forum

The 2nd edition of the European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) will take place on 2 & 3 June 2016 in Eindhoven. It will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and policy makers in an intense and high-energy programme of pitching, ideas sharing, networking and direction setting. The first edition was initiated by FP7 funded project LightJumps, under coordination of James Cogan. This year the event will be an initiative of FP7 project Actphast and will be organized with the support of high-ranking members of regional, national and European photonics organisations. EPVF is organised in association with the International Photonics Event in Veldhoven on 1&2 June 2016.

Event Date: June 2-3,  2016
Place: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Tickets: The attendance is free of charge, but reserved to C-level and investors

Target audience 
(1) Companies seeking funding and want to present in front of venture capitalists, corporate leaders, policy makers and industry experts
(2) Executives who wish to network with corporate investors and venture capitalists
(3) Investors open to opportunities and interested to learn more about the developments in photonics as a key enabling technology

Event Details
The European Photonics Venture Forum aims to market the photonics sector to a wider investor community and create channels to finance for high-potential photonics businesses. 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. The third and fourth edition will be taking place in Berlin and Dublin.
Photonics is the technology which focusses on all technical applications of light and includes lasers, photovoltaics, lighting, screens and displays, sensors, optical fibres 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, biophotonics, agriculture and robotics.
During the forum, a special focus will be given to Corporate Venturing as large industry executives come together with emerging entrepreneurs in a bid to increase the volumes of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and awareness of the opportunities of such actions. 

Why Register 
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 the City of Light: Eindhoven.

Event Support by EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium)
EPIC is highly committed to the topic of entrepreneurship, venture and finance, helping its members find money, hire the right people and identify the best technology partners. Basically EPIC is committed to play a pivotal part of the photonics ecosystem.
For more information: http://www.epic-assoc.com/funding/venture-finance