Tue, 10.11.2020, online



CTO Day - Innovation in Photonics Technologies

Virtual Workshop Swissmem Division Photonics in cooperation with Swissphotonics NTN

Innovation in companies is driven by CTOs who have to be able to develop new products and processes with a limited budget, usually 8-12% of revenues. Innovation is essential to generate strong USP and customer value. Photonics technologies can contribute significantly to attractive novel solutions. Thus, a CTO needs today access to a strong network, local but with European and global connections to be able to produce new products and processes timely and cost effective. In addition, CTOs need to know funding schemes to offload some of the cost and to enlarge their access to novel technologies.

The CTO-Day Innovation in Photonics Technologies is designed to support you in your challenging work by enlarging your network, informing you about funding schemes and strengthening your innovation approaches for the company.

The CTO-Day is for CTO, R&D managers and their top deputies as well as technology driven CEOs of Small SMEs.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

15.00 - 17.45 h

14.45 - 15.00 Virtual Welcome coffee
15.00 - 16.00 Photonics Technologies, enabler for novel product-functions
16.00 - 16.40 Success stories of funded Research Projects
16.40 - 17.45 Best Practice / Rational / Exchange of Ideas

Invitation CTO Day (103 KB)

Conference language is English.

The workshop is free of charge.


Registration necessary
The registration-link is on top of the page. We will send you the access information (Zoom-link and ID) after the registration.
If you would like to register more than one participant, please fill for each an individual form.

The number of participants is limited to 50, first come first serve.

Deadline for Registration
Friday, 30 October 2020

Content Moderation (alternating in blocks)
Dr. Christoph S. Harder, President Swissphotonics NTN, Delegate for EuroPho21
Dr. Christian Bosshard, Managing director Swissphotonics NTN, Vice-President Center Muttenz CSEM SA

Technical Moderation
Beni Muller, Event Manager, Webmaster Swissphotonics NTN assisted by Olivia Müller

Kontakt Swissmem
Brigitte Waernier-Gut
Head of Unit
Swissmem Division Photonics
+41 44 384 48 52

Kontakt Swissphotonics NTN
Dr. Christoph S. Harder
Präsident Swissphotonics NTN
+41 79 219 90 51

23 October 2020, Beni Muller + Iris Bollinger
▶ Registration
Block 1:
Photonics Technologies, enabler for novel product-functions
Werner Krüsi; President Swissmem Division Photonics, Member of the Board of FISBA AG, 9016 St. Gallen
Photonics Technology Switzerland
Innosuisse NTN Innovation Booster Photonics
Dr. Christian Bosshard; Manager Swissphotonics NTN and Vice-President Center Muttenz CSEM SA, 4132 Muttenz BL
Access to Pilot Lines
Block 2:
Success stories of Funded Research Projects
Dr. Lukas Krainer; CEO Prospective Instruments GmbH, 8105 Regensdorf ZH
CTO’s Requirement on CEO
Dr. Francesco Kienzle; Horizon 2020 Advisor for ICT and Future Emerging Technologies at Euresearch Network Office, 3007 Bern
Access to EU Funded Projects
Dr. Antje Rey; Innosuisse Special Coach, Patent Attorney at E. Blum & Co. AG, 8044 Zürich
NTN-Inno-Booster: IP Risks and Opportunities
Block 3:
Best Practice / Rational / Exchange of Ideas
Dr. Markus Rossi; Vice President, Head of Innovation Office, ams International AG, A-8141 Premstaetten, Austria
Rational for Strong Investment in Innovative Solutions
Dr. Eckard Deichsel; Head of Laser Technology at Bystronic Group, 3362 Niederoenz BE
Value Proposition for Participation in Funded Research Program (rational for internal approval)
Dr. iur. Stefan Brupbacher; Director Swissmem, 8037 Zürich
Swissmem Policy and Activities in Innovation
Dr. Christoph S. Harder; President Swissphotonics NTN, 8832 Wollerau SZ
Summary: Innovation Program Values for CTO, Exchange of Experiences and Ideas
Werner Krüsi; President Swissmem Division Photonics, Member of the Board of FISBA AG, 9016 St. Gallen
Closing Remarks
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