Press release: Jakajima and Mikrocentrum join forces to organise Photonics Applications Week 2020

Photonics Applications Week

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Jakajima and Mikrocentrum join forces to organise Photonics Applications Week 2020

Eindhoven/Veldhoven April 23, 2020 – Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators, organiser of international conferences and Mikrocentrum, knowledge and networking organisation for the technical manufacturing industry, have agreed to join forces to organise the Photonics Applications Week, which will take place from October 5 to October 9, 2020. This cooperation aims to help facilitate the connection between (inter)national end-users of photonics and the corresponding developers. The 3rd edition of the Photonics Applications Week will take place in the Brainport region, in Eindhoven and surroundings.

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Update Coronavirus


Jakajima is closely following developments related to the Corona virus (COVID-19). We are in touch with specialised institutions, including the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Regional Health Service (GGD), the World Health Organisation and the related conference venue.

Any measures required will be taken in consultation with partners and following the guidelines issued by the RIVM and GGD. Our priority is always on safeguarding health and safety.

Unless otherwise advised and communicated by us, our conferences / events will take place as scheduled.
Our status with regard to the Corona virus remains unchanged. The precautions and advice mentioned below still apply.

We advise all involved – attendees, exhibitors, employees and suppliers – to follow the guidelines and precautions of the RIVM and GGD concerning hygiene regulations:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or hand-disinfection gel;
  • Greet each other verbally or with a hand gesture (don’t shake hands);
  • Cough or sneeze in a paper tissue or the inside of your elbow;
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from respiratory complaints;
  • Seek medical attention in case of respiratory complaints, sore throat, coughing and fever.

We encourage all attendees, exhibitors and suppliers to check the latest travel advice and entry guidelines for countries to which they wish to travel before making arrangements. These may vary from country to country.

The latest information and Q&A on the Corona virus in the Netherlands from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) can be found here.

Jakajima starts Sustainable Materials Series

3d foodprinting conference

The Sustainable Materials Series is meant to become a series of conferences / events / workshops / hackathons on plastics.

Plastics play an important role in our economy and daily lives but the way it is currently produced, used and discarded harms the environment. This fast growing volume of plastics has a strong impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and even human health if not handled responsibly.

More and more we realise that the valuable material produced could be brought back into the economy. The need to tackle the potential economic and environmental benefits of a more resource-efficient and circular approach is adamant.


The Sustainable Materials Series, being organised by Jakajima in close collaboration with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus, will cover specific themes concerning the circular approach.

The series will start with the following promising and ambitious topics:

About Jakajima
Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators in the high tech industry, organises many events, ranging from 3D Printing to Internet of Things, from Unmanned Cargo Aircraft to Health Tech, from 4D Printing to Photonics and from Vertical Farming to 3D Food Printing. As technology develops itself from atoms to bits and from bits to atoms, traditional boundaries between value chains disappear which lead to new business opportunities. The combination of business, technology, creativity, enthusiasm and humour is our leitmotif.

About Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes.
It offers state of the art R&D and manufacturing infrastructures, on-campus education and science-oriented business support, venture capital, and business development services.
With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.

Personalized Medicine is the future, 3D printing is part of the way to get there!

3D Medical Conference

Maastricht – On February 4 and 5, 2020, MECC Maastricht will host 3D Medical Conference & Expo, a two-day event focused on the latest 3D Printing innovations in medicine. The event will include a conference with dedicated sessions to 3D pharma printing, 3D medtech printing, 3D bioprinting, 3D printing applications in surgery and dentistry, lab tours and demo corners and an exhibition.

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3D Printed Electronics is the next stage in the evolution of electronics

3d printed electronics

Eindhoven – Just like desktop 3D printers combined with software now allow non-engineers to operate them to their liking without any formal training,3D printed electronics will not only open the doors, but will completely remove the roof and enable one of the most impactful forms of creativity and innovation ever seen. 3D printed electronics will impact the future of sensors, printed circuit boards & semicon industry.

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7th edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

On December 4, 2019, the global Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference will take place at RAI Amsterdam, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This 7th edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft conference organized by Jakajima will take place during Amsterdam Drone Week.

The Conference aims to share the status of the latest developments and trends in the unmanned cargo aircraft. Particularly the impact of large drones is a major topic of the conference. Nowadays everybody talks about the small delivery drones, but large cargo drones will have a large impact on the logistics industry. Traditional business models will change, and new players will appear on the podium.

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The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) 2020 is available now


The roadmap is a joint initiative of the AIM Academy and PhotonDelta, with the objective to establish and sustain a trust based global network of industrial and R&D partners, who are working together on defining and creating future PIC technology and systems requirements. Continue reading “The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) 2020 is available now”

Jakajima is partner of Female Tech Heroes

female tech heroes

Jakajima is partner of Female Tech Heroes, an initiative in the Brainport region dedicated to women working in technology. High Tech Campus Eindhoven: ‘We want to inspire women in tech, but also women who are curious about tech’.

We are welcoming members of the community as speakers and participants at our events. If you are a member of Female Tech Heroes and want to partner / take part in our events, we invite you to contact us.

If you would like to learn more about Female Tech Heroes and join the community, we invite you to visit the High Tech Campus Eindhoven website:

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Emerging technologies with great potential – opinions of speakers at UCA Conference

What emerging technologies do you see as having potential in the short and long run? We asked, speakers at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference answered. Below you can see a selection of answers.

Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft: The emergence of detect and avoid technologies, and the willingness of regulatory agencies to work cooperatively with manufacturers to make heavy-lift VTOL cargo carriers a reality. Read more Continue reading “Emerging technologies with great potential – opinions of speakers at UCA Conference”

IoT communication goes Photonic, via Li-Fi

A podcast on Internet of Things and Li-Fi as a warm-up for the IoT Event, 30 September on IoT and Li-Fi at High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

The Internet of Things (IoT) drives a rapid growth of the amount of data communication as tens of Billions of devices will communicate. Today’s IoT is predominantly narrowband. Yet, we also foresee increasing demands for communication at high Quality of Service, such as guaranteed high bit rates at low latency. A wide range of future IoT applications, i.e. flexible manufacturing, augmented reality and autonomous cars require the exchange of sensor and video data, processed in the cloud, while doing real-time remote control of autonomous devices. Continue reading “IoT communication goes Photonic, via Li-Fi”