Remain innovative and think future-oriented in photonics
Fraunhofer IOF starts international professional development program for the optics and photonics industry
Update: Event postponed to September 6-10, 2021 The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF is launching an new international professional development program for managers in the optics and photonics industry. With "Photonics Manager Compact", the institute will provide insights into the current research of photonics from September 6-10, 2021 and thus prepare for questions of the future. In addition, the program imparts methodologies of contemporary personnel management. The start of the program, originally planned for February 2021, had to be postponed due to Corona.
"Photonics Manager Compact" shows the future of photonics
With this program, Fraunhofer IOF wants to support decision-makers in the field of optics and photonics to react to upcoming challenges in photonics industry. Therefore, the course focuses on the latest technologies as well as their application potentials and innovation opportunities.
The program is implemented in cooperation with lecturers from the "Abbe Center of Photonics" at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. They will communicate the latest findings of the institute in a five-day English-language educational program.
Latest research from photonics and optics for managers
The course has a modular structure: The first modules deal with laser technologies, optical coatings, measuring systems, quantum technologies and the design of optical free-form elements. In an additional module, innovative leadership methods are taught, enabling participants to lead their respective teams in line with the latest findings of the Appreciative Leadership Model.
The program will take place for the first time from September 6-10, 2021. The registration deadline is August 5, 2021. A program launch originally planned for February 2021 had to be postponed due to Corona. Existing registrations remain valid.
At the request of participants who have already registered, the program is
planned to be implemented as an on-site event in Jena, Germany. Should it not be possible to meet this request by June due to the ongoing pandemic, another alternative date for an on-site event will be offered in September. Only if this second date is not possible will an online format be used as a substitute.