The European Photonics Venture Forum promotes innovation and investment into the best technology companies from across Europe and is your chance to connect with VCs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and thought leaders to foster new connections, business and investment.


The Tech Tour 2019 European Photonics Venture Forum will take place on 26-27th June to foster investment, partnerships, licensing, M&As and export in the photonics sector. The European Photonics Venture Forum is organized in the framework of the LASER World of PHOTONICS, the world's leading Trade Fair with Congress for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications. Together with the World of Photonics Congress, the fair unites research and industry and promotes the use and ongoing development in the Photonics industry. The special Venture Forum is dedicated to 30 Start-up/emerging companies in the photonics domain, that will be selected and will profit from a special mentorship course and meetings with international investors and Venture Capitalists.


The Tech Tour 2019 European Photonics Venture Forum promises to bring together investors, entrepreneurs, corporate representatives and other stakeholders in the photonics sector, providing a broad overview of the European photonics ecosystem.


Photonics is the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. Photonics involves cutting-edge uses of lasers, optics, fiber-optics, and electro-optical devices in numerous and diverse fields of technology – alternate energy, manufacturing, health care, telecommunication, environmental monitoring, homeland security, aerospace, solid state lighting, and many others.


The The event will focus on Photonics, within the following subsectors:

  • Medicine and Health
  • Defense and Homeland Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer Technologies