Following the success of the 1st International Industry Workshop on Laser Technologies that took place on November 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), in cooperation with the Photonics and Optoelectronics Network Plus PHOENIX+, the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Manufacturing @ ITA (FPC@ITA), organized the second edition of this event on December 3 2019.

This 2nd International Industry Workshop on Photonics was held at the Parque Tecnológico São José dos Campos and received approximately 47 participants, representing 17 companies from different industry segments, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, metalworking, petrochemical  and others. Research institutes, universities as well as governmental bodies and funding agencies also took part in the event. The latest international technology trends regarding photonics were discussed in a cooperative environment, promoting the partnership between important stakeholders of the Brazilian and German innovation systems.

Throughout the three thematic panels of the workshop, representatives from industry, research institutes and academia conducted presentations and shared their thoughts and insights on topics like Additive Manufacturing, Optical Inspection Technologies, Metrology and Laser Material Processing. The workshop set-up allowed for oral presentations by highly skilled speakers followed by moderated discussions with all attendees. The participants were able to engage in promising discussions about strategic opportunities for joint RD&I projects (Brazil-Germany), training programs and consultancy projects.

These activities conducted by the FPC@ITA are part of its strategy to strengthen current partnerships with Brazilian players and stimulate new international cooperation schemes. The FPC@ITA in São José dos Campos is open for new partnerships and our engaged researchers are waiting for you.

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