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Lecture series on Applications of Photonics: VR and AR solutions for teaching, training and learning

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Joensuu Science Park, building 3A, 4th floor Network Oasis and online
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Länsikatu 15
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Popular Photonics Master of Science -program's course Applications of Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) will be held this year as a series of hybrid lectures hosted by Professor Jyrki Saarinen on Joensuu campus and online in Microsoft Teams. The course is organized in collaboration with PREIN flagship and Photonics Finland.

Applications of Photonics -lectures focus on practical applications of photonics from an industrial point of view. Key professionals from various companies give presentations regarding their businesses, technologies & applications in 30-minute lectures, and participants can discuss the themes further in the following 15-minute Q&A sessions. A total of 22 companies are invited, each from a distinct sub field of photonics. The lectures are also included in the Month of PhotonicsPSRS Industrial Days and IMLEX Days.

The lectures will be given in English, and streamed online. Participation on lectures is free and open for everyone, though mandatory for students taking the course.

Presentations are held at Spark Joensuu in Joensuu Science Park, and also streamed online using Microsoft Teams three times per week until 25.11. as follows:
Mondays at 14:15-16:00
Wednesdays at 10:15-12:00
Thursdays at 12:15-14:00.

Process Genius, Kimmo Leppänen: VR & AR solutions for teaching, training and learning

13:15-14:00  Photonics UK, Dr John Lincoln: Scale, Growth, Opportunity for Photonics  in the Post-Covid Era

John Lincoln is Chief Executive of the UK Photonics Leadership Group supporting the alignment of policy, industry and research strategy in the £14.5bn UK Photonics industry.  John Lincoln has over 30 years’ experience in the laser and optics. He has developed commercial lasers and components impacting across society, raised venture capital funds, secured substantial trade sales and steered influential policy. John Lincoln has run his own business development consultancy, Harlin Ltd, since 2006 helping SMEs, Universities, VCs and governments to identify growth opportunities and the impact of photonics at the product, company, national and international level. He provides industrial liaison for the Future Photonics Hub at the Universities of Southampton and Sheffield and advises on European strategy for SPIE as well as sitting on multiple advisory boards. John Lincoln has also pioneered quantification of the size of the Photonics, Acoustics and Fluid Dynamics industries in the UK and internationally.


Updated information regarding the lectures, presentation locations & Teams links will be published in the address In case you have questions regarding the course or the lectures, please contact Jussi Ahonen, Teaching Assistant, phone +358 50 473 3151, email

Invited lecturers: Kuva Space, Modulight, Hypermemo, Nanocomp, Senop, Oura, Optoplus, Timegate, Ledil, Ecoaims, UEF, Vexlum, Vaisala, Microsoft, Dispelix, Oplatek, VTT, Arbonaut, Trilux, Varjo, Process Genius and Brighterwave. Applications include: Lasers in Medical Applications, LED Lighting & Optics, Night Vision & Target Acquisition, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Optics & Forests, Light Fitting of Functional Lighting, Optical Measurement, Laser & Optical Pistols, Integrated Photonics, Lasers for Quantum Technology, Optical Design, Cameras: Mobile, Spectral etc., Monitoring: Environment & Health, Laser Processing and Optics for Flat Displays.