Mar 13

Field Trip to Toptica Photonics and Menlo Systems


In the Beginning of March, we had the chance to offer a field trip to Munich, visiting the two optics companies Toptica Photonics and Menlo Systems.
Around 30 participants, mainly PhD-students in various fields of optics, enjoyed interesting insights into the different phases of how to start-up a company in the field of photonics. The tours through the research as well as production labs of both companies illustrated nicely what conceptual differences await optics students when leaving research for industry.
The field trip concluded after 7 hours of industry experience with a welcomed get-together at the Augustiner Keller with further discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

View the gallery to get some impressions from the event!

We would like to thank again the Erlangen School of Advanced Optical Technologies SAOT for the collaboration of the organization and hope that all participants had an interesting day out in “real life”.





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