Photonics for a Sustainable Environment webinar on May 18, 2021

Photonics for a Sustainable Environment

Photonics Finland, Photonics Austria and PREIN organise in cooperation the webinar on Photonics for a Sustainable Environment on May 18 at 13:00-17:00
The workshop aims to start a conversation about how photonics drives sustainability.

Photonics enables high-tech solutions in many industries which contribute to protecting the environment and preserving resources. From reduced material consumption through to saving energy the impact of Photonics is evident. A recent study suggests that photonics applications have the potential to contribute to 3 billion tons less CO2 output already by 2030. In this webinar we will discuss global environmental challenges, the potential of photonics to solve those challenges and the potential, diversity, and capacity for innovation of photonics as an ‘enabler’ of sustainability. The webinar brings together all industries that are implementing sustainable practices and the photonics industry.

The event is free of charge and open for anyone interested. Please, register for the event by 16th of May



Preliminary program:

13:00-13:15  Event opening  Krista Mikkonen, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change 
13:15-13:20   Setting the Scene and Welcome Mag.phil. Michael Wiesmüller, Lead Department Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: IKT, Production and Nanotechnology, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), Austria
13:20-13:40   Green Photonics Study results  Wenko Süptitz, Spectaris
13:40-14:00   Photonics Industry overview Dr. Thierry Robin, TEMATYS
14:00-14.20   Photonic information processing – All set for maximizing efficiency? Dr. Bernhard Schrenk, Key researcher Security & Communication Technologies, Austrian Institute
14:20-14:40 Photonics as enabler for green production Univ. Prof. Dr. Paul Hartmann, Institute director MATERIALS, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft
14:40-15:00 Photonics 4 well being – “Mobile Fine Dust Monitoring”
Dr. Gernot Fasching, Manager Systems and Photonics R&D, ams AG
15:00-15:20 Optical methods for the detection of microplastics in water environment Prof. Matthieu Roussey, Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland
15:20-15:40 Speaker to be confirmed​​​​​​​
15:40-16:00    Q&A
16:00-16:15   Break
16:15-17:15    Matchmaking
17:15-17:30    Closing

Please check the event web site for updates in the program

For any questions contact PhD Ana Gebejes (+358414760113,