Invest in Photonics is becoming the Inpho® Venture Summit: photonics and beyond.

Since 2008, Invest in Photonics has attracted more than 500 European participants, 50 international keynote speakers, more than 80 VCs and Corporate funds, more than 60 start-ups seeking investors and more than 100 million Euros in 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® relies on a program committee and keynote speakers who are shaping the future through their actions and positions in the industry, innovation and investment. Inpho® will take place in the most stunning square in Bordeaux: the Palais de la Bourse, in the heart of the city, along the waterfront.

Event Schedule

  • Thursday 6th of October
  • From 1:00pm to 11pm


    Welcome Address


    Energy Efficiency

    • Presentation of industrial needs and interests, “what keeps you up at night?” No presentation, but concrete questions
    • 5 Elevator Pitches

    Disruptive Technologies Session


    Coffee Break


    Mobility & Smart vehicle


    Boosting technology innovation through Equity Investments

    European Investment Fund


    Free time or ”Exclusive Club” Networking


    Gala Dinner

    Transportation to Château Pape-Clément

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


    Innovative medicine


    Coffee Break


    Datacom & Telecom


    Europe attractiveness to innovate


    Lunch for Networking & Award Ceremony

Seeking Funding?

Seeking Funding?

Inpho® offers a unique opportunity to pitch in front of investors for innovative companies focused on the four following targeted sectors: Energy Efficiency Health/consumer Telecom/datacom Mobility/autonomous vehicle

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 companies 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. See the 2014 selection list

€5,000 cash award
for the most promising company
Download application form

Key Dates >

Thanks to our sponsor!

Key Dates

Stage #1

Filing of Application Forms

April 1 – June 15, 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

2014 Selection

The european selection committee, VC's &Effect Photonics CEO announced its selection for 2014.

  • ACTLIGHT - Switzerland
  • ALEDIA - France
  • CLASS 5 PHOTONICS - Germany
  • CRAYONANO - Norway
  • DOMO HELIOS - France
  • EFFECT PHOTONICS - The Netherlands
  • HOLOGRAFIKA - Hungary
  • IDEAS - Norway
  • LED LINEAR - Germany
  • LUXEXCEL - The Netherlands
  • MEDLUMICS - Spain
  • SICOYA - Germany
  • SUNNA DESIGN - France
  • SXT-NEWCO - Ireland
  • VALKEE - Finland
  • VOLATILES - Germany
  • VOPTICA - Spain
Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

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



Inpho is 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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