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19th-20th January 2023 | Lannion | Photonics PhD Days

Photonics Bretagne, Anticipa, ENSSAT and Institut Foton co-organize:

Photonics PhD Days
19th-20th January 2023
ENSSAT, 6 rue de Kerampont, 22300 Lannion, France
(See on Google Maps)

These two days aim to bring together PhD students, research centers and companies from the field of photonics.

On the program: conferences, PhD pitches, “Start-Up” workshop, One-to-One appointments with companies, networking, and visits to companies and laboratories, including Photonics Bretagne and Institut Foton.

The perfect opportunity to discover the latest scientific research in photonics, to discuss with young doctoral students or engineers and to meet potential partners or suppliers!


Thursday 19th January 2023

1.30pm – 2pm Welcome & Coffee
2pm – 2.15pm Introduction of the local photonics ecosystem and Presentation of the support from the Technopole – Photonics Bretagne & Anticipa
2.15pm – 3.15pm PhD Pitches
Registered PhD students are invited to pitch their work in a 2-part format: My research project / What if it were a start-up? (give a general idea, explain what problem(s) it addresses and what are the potential application(s)) A PowerPoint template will be provided.
3.15pm – 3.45pm Presentation of the I-PhD innovation competition and winner success story – BPI France
3.45pm – 3.50pm Deeptech SIA Bretagne: A support programme dedicated to deeptech start-ups – Anticipa
3.50pm – 4.10pm Success Story – Cailabs
Inspiring presentation of an entrepreneur’s experience.
4.10pm – 4.40pm Coffee break & Networking
4.40pm – 6.30pm « Start-up » workshop (for 2nd and 3rd students) (1/2)
The workshop aims to accompany the students along the process of creating a fake start-up. This is a collaborative and fun workshop in small groups, that will continue in the evening in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is included.
Visits to companies and/or research laboratories (for other attendees) (1/3)

Friday 20th January 2023

9am – 11.30am « Start-up » workshop (for 2nd and 3rd students) (2/2)
Visits to companies and/or research laboratories (for other attendees) (2/3)
11.30am – 12pm Start-up project pitches – 3 min/project
12pm – 12.15pm Concluding remarks
12.15pm – 1.45pm Luncheon cocktail & Networking
From 1.45pm One-to-One meetups between business leaders and future entrepreneurs
An opportunity for students to meet industry leaders and in particular business founders, in order to share expectations and experience on a more personal basis … Prior registration required.
Visits to companies or research laboratories (for all attendees) (3/3)
The programme of companies visited will be sent once finalised. Prior registration required.
Free event but registration required

You are a 2nd or 3rd year PhD student in photonics and you want to participate in the “start-up” workshop, to pitch and/or to display a poster?

Please note! Registration deadline for PhD students: January 6th 2023 12pm CET.

You are a company, a research center or a student and you want to attend the event? Please, register via the link below.