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Smart Farming MEETS Photonic Integrated Circuits

15th April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Smart Farming MEETS Photonic Integrated Circuits

An interactive format unconference enabling researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss technologies against the background of specific applications. With two keynote speeches, one from our Chief Technical Officer Dr. Shamal Mohammed on the application and needs of Smart Farming.

Application meets technology

After short keynote presentations from the guest speakers, event attendees will have the possibility to deep dive into selected topics. Breakout sessions will be hosted on the platform, so guests can choose to join round-table discussions and participate at their leisure. Finally, a short plenary session will wrap-up the round table discussions before a networking session.


14:00 – 14:15: Welcome and introduction of the speakers

14:15 – 14:45: Parallel sessions: Guest speeches and discussion

Track 1: “PICs for Practitioners: An introduction” Prof. Dr. Christian Koos, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Track 2: “Smart Farming: Current applications and needs” Dr. Shamal Mohammed, Chief Technology Officer, Agri-EPI Centre.

14:45 – 15:45: Round table discussions in breakout rooms

  • Soil spectroscopy analysis
  • Low-cost sensors for in situ and real-time measurements
  • Nutrient and active compound analysis in palnt tissues
  • Next generation of sensors for indoor farming

16:00 – 16:15: Takeaways from the breakout rooms

16:15 – 17:00 Networking session