• Bordeaux, France • october 6-7, 2016

    Bordeaux, France • october 6-7, 2016

Invest in Photonics is becoming Inpho® Venture Summit, from photonics to beyond.

Since 2008, Invest in Photonics has welcomed more than 500 European participants, 50 international keynote speakers, more than 80 VCs and Corporate funds, more than 60 start-ups seeking for investors and more than 100 million Euros investment.

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Recognized as the major European event supporting investment in photonics, Invest in Photonics is also evolving to become the place where financial and strategic investors meet to support and invest in future technologies and in the champions of tomorrow.

Our objectives for you:

  • to learn from emerging and promising technologies that will shape the future
  • to discover the champions of tomorrow
  • to close round table by meeting with investors and co-investors
  • to detect investment opportunities to define the bankable challenges
  • to focus on in lively discussions

In the capital of Excellence, Inpho® is based on a program committee and keynote speakers who are the key people shaping the future through their actions and positions in the industry, innovation and investment. Inpho® will take place in the most stunning place in Bordeaux: the Palais de la Bourse, which is in the heart of the city, along the waterfront.

Event Schedule

  • Thursday 6th of October
  • From 1:30pm to 11pm

    1:30pm

    Welcome Address

    1:45pm

    Session #1

    • Presentation of industrial needs and interest, “what keeps you at night?” No presentation, but concrete questions
    • 5 Elevator Pitches
    2:15pm

    Disruptive Technologies Session

    3:00pm

    Coffee Break

    3:30pm

    Session #2

    5:00pm

    Venturing Session by EIF

    European Investment Fund

    6:00pm

    “Exclusive Club” Networking

    Wine Tasting

    7:30pm

    Gala Dinner

    Transportation to Château Pape-Clément

  • Friday 7th of October
  • From 9:00am to 2pm

    9:00pm

    Session #3

    10:00am

    Session #4

    10:30am

    Coffe Break

    11:00am

    Think Big Session by a Nobel Price

    12:00am

    Lunch for Networking & Award Ceremony

Seeking Funding?

Seeking Funding?

Inpho® offers a unique opportunity to pitch in front of investors for innovative SMEs focused on the five following targeted sectors: Environment and Energy Efficiency Life Sciences Consumer Electronics 3D Printing Advanced Manufacturing

To ensure a high-quality elevator-pitch, all submissions will be assessed by a Selection Committee made up of experts in financing and photonics.
Prior to the event, a panel of 20 selected SMEs will be coached by experts and financial advisors from Blumorpho to be ready for their 5 minutes presentation. Each presentation will be followed by a 2 minutes questions/answers session.

The most promising company will be rewarded by a
€5,000 cash award

Key Dates >

Thanks to our sponsor!

Key Dates

Stage #1

Filing of Application Forms

April 1 – June 30, 2016

Stage #2

Screening of the Applications

July, 2016

Stage #3

Phone Interviews if needed

August 2016

Stage #4

Final Selection

September, 2016

Stage #5

Coaching for Selected Companies

September – October 5, 2016

Stage #6

Presentation at Inpho®

October 6-7, 2016

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner will be held on Thursday evening at Château Pape-Clément (Pessac).

Inpho'Team

Inpho'Team

Inphois lead by a team of experts.
Audrey, Géraldine and Hervé will be your hosts during the event.
Feel free to contact the Inpho’ team if you have any questions.

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The Conference Venue

The Conference Venue

This year again the conferences will take place at Place de la Bourse, an idyllic situation in a cultural environment and close from the historic center.
This place offers a perfect setting because of its unique position along the Garonne River and its proximity to the largest hotels and shops.

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    With the support of blumorpho

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