InPulse explained in 12 minutes at EPIC Meeting at ESA

At the EPIC Meeting on New Space at the European Space Agency Martijn Heck, Associate Professor at Aarhus University comprehensively explained what the JePPIX InPulse Pilot Line entails. Watch the video above, and read more about the event at ESA below.


JePPIX Investor Session with Steve Frisken, CEO at CYLITE

Europe is home to 5,000 photonic companies, many of which will require funding at some point in time. Dr. Steve Frisken, CEO at Cylite is a self-described inventor and accidental entrepreneur.

"You think about how your start-up will change the world, but the start-up will change you too."

– Dr. Steve Frisken

In this video, he shares his vast 30-year experience in the optics industry in a new Investor Session sponsored by the JePPIX InPulse Pilot Line and EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium). He discusses how to find and choose investors wisely, and what pitfalls to avoid when raising capital for young companies in photonics.


JePPIX investor session with Andreas Umbach, CEO at AUCCEPT Consulting

Join us for another JePPIX Investor Session with Dr. Andreas Umbach, CEO at AUCCEPT Consulting. Dr. Andreas has more than 20 years of experience as the founder and CEO of a technology start-up and has been responsible for the active and passive side of international mergers and acquisitions. He co-founded u²t Photonics which was acquired by Finisar in 2014 and currently he is the CEO of AUCCEPT Consulting, offering Coaching and Consulting on Entrepreneurship and Photonics Technologies.

The session covers the basics of Entrepreneurship in Photonics with a particular emphasis on the investor’s side and how to prepare for the pitch, validate the business to convince investors, and raising adequate funding to reach each milestone goal.


JePPIX: Making Photonic Integration Easy

JePPIX is the joint European platform for photonic integration of components and circuits. It is playing a leading role in the industrialization of generic integration technology by providing open access to InP and Si3N4 integrated photonics. InP integrated photonics is a powerful platform combining laser sources, amplifiers and efficient optoelectronic devices with multiplexers, filters, splitters and interferometers in one chip. Si3N4 TripleX technologies offer low loss circuits with highly complementary material properties. Photonic integrated circuit technology is already established for premium telecommunications solutions and is now poised to revolutize market segments from metrology and process control through to safety systems and precision imaging. In this article we highlight the powerful process design kits (PDKs), affordable open access using the multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttle runs, and the new opportunities for the PIC community.

Read the full press release here.