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BPC’s 10th anniversary

April 2021 BPC newsletter gives an overview about the latest developments of the cluster and its members, giving some reflection on the need to change priorities after a decade in a changing environment.

Day of photonics 2020

On 21 October 1983, the General Conference on Weights and Measures adopted value for the speed of light.

On the occasion of this anniversary, every year hundreds of activities are voluntarily organised over around the world. The purpose is to promote photonics and inform the general public on what are photonics technologies, why they are important, and generally support this key-enabling technology.

Baltic Photonics Cluster invites You to be part of activities related to the day of photonics 2020: either take part in relevant webinars or organize an event to promote photonics around 21st of October 2020.

3rd Biophotonics Riga announcement

24 – 26 of August, 2020
Riga, Latvia

The 3rd International Conference “Biophotonics-Riga” will follow the traditions of the first two conferences held in 2013 and 2017. It will take place in the brand new campus of University of Latvia. Invited and regular oral reports will be presented along with the poster session where the best student poster will be awarded.

The main topics:
* Biomedical tissue imaging
* Optical clinical diagnostics and monitoring
* Skin optics and spectroscopy

More info.

Second Baltic Photonics event held from 8th to 10th of October in Vilnius

The 2nd Baltic Photonics business-to-business meeting took place from the 8th to 10th of October in Visoriai Information Technology Park (VITP), Vilnius. The format of the event gives each participant a chance to present their collaboration needs and capabilities and leaves enough time and freedom to have effective business-to-business meetings after the main program. More than 50 participants from ~10 countries clearly indicate that such format is suitable and interesting for not only Baltic photonics stakeholders, but also for companies from surrounding area.

Group photo of participants of the 2nd Baltic Photonics.

The event was organized in the largest part by VITP and has clearly fulfilled its role as a great place to establish firm business to business contacts which are useful for the Lithuanian and Baltic photonics ecosystem.

Detailed program can be found at

Hamamatsu Nordic branch joins BPC

The Nordic branch of Hamamatsu Photonics has joined the Baltic Photonics Cluster as the 24th member. Although based in Kista, Sweden, the company Hamamatsu Photonics Norden AB is active in the Baltic States (in addition to Nordic countries, Russia and CIS) and is the first non-Baltic member to join the cluster. BPC welcomes its newest member Hamamatsu Photonics!!!

Eventech workshop 4-5 July

BPC member Eventech has invites interested parties to join their workshop.

Eventech is organising Workshop in order to find possible joint project opportunities together with world class experts on 4-5 of July.
This workshop will cover such topics as: LiDARS, Gyroscopes, CubeSats, Fibers links for Optical Time Transfer, Satellite Constellation Time Transfer and synchronization, as well as instrumentation for: Gravity, Interferometry, Quantum communication.
It is organized prior to the last Latvian ESA PECS call in order to provide information about industry, technological tendencies and possibility to have join project with Eventech.
The following experts will be responsible for each topic:
1) LIDARS– Prof. David Rees 
2) Gyroscope – Prof.  Caterina Ciminelli
3) Fibers links for Optical Time Transfer – Mr. E. Murphy
4) Satellite Constellations, Time Transfer and synchronization – Mr. D. Mignolo (ESA)
5) Instrumentation for: Gravity, Interferometry, Quantum comm. – Mr. B. Leone (ESA)
Additionally, we have Ex-ESA head of Optics department who will lead the event.

We highly suggest to all Universities, Research Institutions, SME’s which are working in these or cross-correlating fields to participate, also there will be a chance to make presentation in order to show your achievements and capabilities.

Express your interest till 07.06.2019 by contacting Pavels Razmajevs.