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Glass Giants - The Origins of Modern Optics with an Eye to the Future (LEG Thüringen Delegation)

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Name: Glass Giants - The Origins of Modern Optics with an Eye to the Future (LEG Thüringen Delegation)
Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
For LEG Thueringen's first transatlantic trade mission to the USA in over two years, they are visiting the thriving East Coast technology hubs of Boston, MA and Rochester, NY. Their goal is to promote Thuringian high-tech know-how and expertise, particularly in the fields of optics, life sciences, automation, and sensor technology, and to pair it with the cutting-edge technological output developed by companies based in the US.

Join us on Thursday, May 19 for "Glass Giants - The Origins of Modern Optics with an Eye to the Future": Thuringia & Rochester, the world's leading regions of optics innovation with a great history discussing the future of optics, photonics & optoelectronis. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity and meet with Thuringian companies at our event in Rochester.

A detailed agenda is available here.

At the epicenter of Europe sits Thuringia, land of sensors, optics, and nextgen microchips, with its storied history in the early development of micro and nanoelectronics, lasers, and robots, and with an embarrassment of riches in the density of research institutes, technical universities, and other bodies dedicated to the development of science. Home to literally thousands of companies operating in varying aspects of the field of optics and lasers, Thuringia offers an unrivalled density of companies in optoelectronics, optics, measurement and control technology, and sensor technology. Global players such as ZEISS, Schott and JENOPTIK got their start in Thuringia and set the international standard for optics. 
  • 7,000 Industry 4.0, automation technology, optics & machinery companies
  • 1,000 automotive & automotive supplier companies
  • 1,500 Medtech companies

We are also organizing B2B meetings for select companies that are part of the delegation. Please contact us if you would like to learn more and to set up an individual meeting in and around Rochester.
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:30am - 1:00pm
Contact Information:

Susanne Johnson
Executive Director, GACC Philadelphia
(215) 501-7102
free to attend