October 26, 2023
Conference and trade show | Networking event

Photonics in Defence and Security Symposium

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | Bayview Yards, Ottawa, ON

In collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), the Science and technology organization of the Department of National Defence (DND), Photons Canada is hosting a one-day symposium on Photonics in Defence and Security aimed at exploring and promoting photonic technology to contribute and enhance the Canadian national defense and security. This will be an excellent opportunity for Canadian technology companies to showcase their technology roadmap and product capabilities.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Exclusive Visibility: Access a special audience, including Canadian Armed Forces officers and influential industry partners.
  • Unique Networking Opportunity: Interact with potential clients, partners, policy makers and other business leaders.
  • Foster National Growth: Directly contribute to the discussions on growing and enhancing the Canadian photonics industry.

The event will be held on October 26, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Station Rd, Ottawa. Expected government attendees include personnel from DND and employees from various other federal government departments such as Canadian Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Space Agency and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. The format will include keynote presentations, technology and industry insights, a panel discussion, and multiple networking opportunities.

Sponsorship & Presenting Opportunities

Sponsorship and presenting opportunities are available. For more information, download the Sponsorship Information Package or contact us at info@photonscanada.ca.

Individual Non-presenter Registration

General registration: $200 (+HST)
Photons Canada Members: $100 (+HST)

To receive your invitation and the registration link, please send us a short message at info@photonscanada.ca

Please note: Attendees must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Schedule (*Subject to change)

8:00    Registration and Networking
8:30    Welcome & Opening Remarks by Head of DRDC
8:50    DRDC Presentation
9:10    Photons Canada Presentation
9:30    Technology Overview – Semiconductor Photonics
10:00 Networking Break
10:20 Technology Overview – Quantum Photonics
10:40 Technology Overview – Biophotonics
11:10 Industry Keynote Speaker
11:30 Introduction to IDEaS Program
11:50 Lunch and Networking | Lunch Speaker: How DARPA Programs Support US Small Companies to Innovate and Compete Globally
13:00 Industry Presentations
14:00 Stakeholder Panel
15:00 Closing Remarks


For more information, please contact us at info@photonscanada.ca.

Presented by :

Photons Canada

CPIC, the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium is a business-led photonics exchange organization embracing the whole value chain from researchers to photonic companies and end-users. Its mandate is to network end-users, photonic industries, universities and institutions with the objective of accelerating the growth of the Canadian industry through photonics.

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