About the Conference

The JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration  Conference is an international event with high tech participants from all over Europe that are focused on photonic sensors and systems for different applications. The two-day event with an international allure comprises an inspiring conference, an exhibition and matchmaking meetings.

Well-known experts from leading companies and research institutions will give methodical, scientifical, technical and social insights on their latest developments in photonic sensors and systems for measurement engineering and quality assurance (PMQ).

Participants at the JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019


Conference Organizer

JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019


SpectroNet is an international collaboration cluster for photonical measurement engineering and quality assurance in Germany and worldwide. It expand and support activities of their clusterpartners in research & development, products & services, marketing & sales as well as education & training projects through open digital collaboration services and the open responsive cluster platform www.spectronet.de.​


JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019



ams Sensors Germany GmbH is developing and manufacturing complete microelectronic circuits, electronic modules, sensors and sensing devices for its national and global customers.


JENCOLOR is the brand of ams Sensors Germany GmbH photonic sensors. JENCOLOR products are measuring and controlling light or light colors in areas in which human eyes cannot perceive with enough accuracy. ams Sensors Germany GmbH with JENCOLOR sensors are also partners for spectral analysis issues.



Thuringian Cluster Management advises stakeholders from business and science and promotes its technology competence. In 2012, the Free State was established with the Thuringian Cluster Management as an instrument for the expansion and establishment of clusters in Thuringia. In the course of the implementation of the Thuringian innovation strategy, the regional government has set up the RIS3 office to coordinate the implementation process with the Thuringian Cluster Management.


bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen GmbH currently manages eight investment funds with a volume of 320 Mio. EUR.  As the universal investment company for the federal state of Thuringia, bm|t invests in innovative companies across all sectors and stages, from seed investments in startups to growth equity and mezzanine funding for established companies to succession investments such as MBOs and MBIs.  The company´s mission is to strengthen Thuringia´s economy while generating positive investment results through targeted investments in innovative growth companies with high potential.


Jena is the town of Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott, a modern industrial center of scientific instrumentation with the Friedrich-Schiller-University, the Ernst-Abbe-University, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies, the home of the ZEISS Planetarium, Optical Museum and the leading factories CARL ZEISS and JENOPTIK.


Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH with currently 55 start-up companies supports founders of new businesses and young entrepreneurs. It offers a dynamic surrounding and outstanding basic conditions in the starting and stabilization phase of technology oriented companies. The aim is to implement business ideas from the early research through the pilot product development right up to the product launch.


JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019


Ibsen Photonics is a global leader in transmission gratings and OEM spectrometer modules for a wide range of telecom, analytical, sensing, and laser markets. With more than 25 years of experience in transmission grating an more than 10 years in high volume OEM spectrometer production (from 175 to 2500 nm), we are perfect fit for all kind of instrument makers.


Steinbeis Qualitätssicherung und Bildverarbeitung GmbH are the applied research and custom development of special test equipment, components, devices and systems for industrial image processing, the production of industrial applications as well as consulting in the areas of quality assurance / quality management, industrial image processing, measurement and testing and the implementation of training and continuing education.


Solectrix delivers solutions in the field of highly integrated electronic and high-speed processor assemblies with complex user interfaces and programmable logic. The device-specific software component is handled with associated firmware and the connection to the respective operating systems.


AHF analysentechnik AG has long-term expertise in specifying optical filters for fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy. In cooperation with renowned manufacturers, AHF offers a wide range of filter designs and customized solutions for spectral analysis – according to the customer’s specific requirements. The portfolio also includes LED light sources, image splitters and tools for microscope quality management. AHF can provide filters and light sources for testing.


LAYERTEC is a German one-stop shop that develops, manufactures and globally sells complex high-performance laser components for fs, ps, ns and cw lasers. The company is driven by the passion to master challenging tasks of technical optics at the highest level. A variety in size and technology of the coating equipment (magnetron and ion beam sputtering, thermal and ion assisted e-beam evaporation) and an in-house precision optics facility for plane, spherical and aspherical optics allow high-volume fabrication for serial production as well as a flexible prototype manufacturing. 


Vortex design and manufacture optical filters for use in the range 300nm -7000 nm. We also have a ‘fast protype’ capability for small quantity runs, as well as capacity for OEM /production volumes. Infra -Red Linear Variable Filters from 1000-7000 nm are also manufactured at our premises in Hinckley UK. We can offer first class advice, experience and guidance to help solve those tricky sensing and detection problems.


ADDITIVE Soft- und Hardware für Technik und Wissenschaft GmbH is a system vendor creating solutions for measurement technology and technical, scientific applications based on standard products and individual engineering services for more than 30 years now. From simple software solutions by means of standard products via smaller and middle-sized desktop applications up to complete enterprise solutions - ADDITIVE offers the appropriate solutions with customized application projects and full-service concepts.


Building on six decades of pushing the limits of technology, Delta Optical Thin Film A/S designs and manufactures high-performance optical filter solutions, helping its OEM customers to develop instruments with unique benefits and enable new applications for their users. Striving to improve the quality of life, we serve our OEM clients with innovative optical filters. The brightest talents find the opportunity to set new standards in our company and industry by bringing advanced optics into peoples’ everyday life.


USHIO has garnered a worldwide reputation as the leading manufacturer of specialist industrial light sources. Spanning the complete spectrum of wavelengths, from the extremities of ultraviolet to infrared, USHIO solutions can be found in a diverse range of products. Lighting the way for new design ideas, enabling the production of groundbreaking devices, and supporting the consistent advancement of technology is all in a day’s work at USHIO, and it does not stop there.


Since the mid-nineties the name EPIGAP stands for know-how in the area of semiconductor technology for production of LED chips and photodiode chips. The product range was extended and further sharpened in the following years with LEDs, SMDs, photodiodes and customer-specific CoB modules in series of small and medium quantities.


The Group "Optical Sensor Systems" of the Fraunhofer IIS develop detectors, optical sensors, and sensor systems as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Our expertise covers all system levels from photodiodes and pixels to complete optical sensor systems. Our services comprise the whole development process from feasibility study to series production transfer. The ASICs are produced using commercial CMOS technology and can be manufactured cost-effectively in high volume


Photonfocus is specializes in CMOS image sensors and industrial CMOS cameras. Since its foundation, the company has focussed exclusively on CMOS vision technology. Photonfocus develops high speed HDR CMOS image sensors with multi tap outputs and global shutter, based on its own patented LinLog® technology. With the LinLog® CMOS image sensors and third party Low-Light CMOS image sensors, Photonfocus industrial CMOS cameras cover a wide application field in machine vision and in optical metrology


Fluigent is an international company which develops, manufactures and supports the most advanced microfluidic systems available. Whether your application is with droplets, cell biology, particle studies, or in other research areas, we have the expertise and knowledge to provide the most cost effective and technically advanced solutions to your fluid control needs.


BECOM has been a reliable electronics engineering, manufacturing and service partner for its clients in industry since 1984. From the first creative concept through the development and validation stages, right up to series production, its clients can obtain everything from a single source. BECOM’s scope of services and stability thus supplemented the innovative capacity of BECOM Systems, and guaranteed long-term availability and highly-efficient processes for its clients.


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Photonic Sensors and Systems for Measurement Engineering for Quality Assurance (PMQ)


28 August 2019


09:00 - 09:30 Registration @ Conference Venue

Session 0: Welcome Addresses and Introduction


09:35- 09:40

Welcome Address by Technologie- & Innovationspark Jena GmbH 

Dipl.-Ing. Randolf Margull - Technologie- & Innovationspark Jena GmbH

09:40- 09:45

Welcome Address by JENCOLOR / ams Sensors Germany GmbH

Dr. Fred Grunert - ams Sensors Germany GmbH

09:45- 09:50

Welcome Address by Carl Zeiss Spectroscopy GmbH    

Dr. Christian Korth - Carl Zeiss Spectroscopy GmbH


09:50- 09:55

Welcome Address by bm|t - Beteiligungsmanagement Thüringen GmbH
Kevin Reeder - bm|t - Beteiligungsmanagement Thüringen GmbH

09:55- 10:00

Welcome Address by SpectroNet International Collaboration Cluster Jena

Dr. Nick Leithold - SpectroNet

Session 1: Photonic Sensors and Systems for 2D/3D Measurements


10:00- 10:10

Large sensor format cameras for scientific and industrial applications

Michael Cmok - ximea GmbH

10:10- 10:20

When life and safety are at stake: Rugged and certifiable cameras and vision systems!

Christian Stickl - Kappa optronics GmbH

10:20- 10:30

Scanning Glass and Specular Surfaces with Smart 3D Technology

Christian Stöcklein - LMI Technologies GmbH

10:30- 10:40

Challenges for CMOS sensors in 3D measurements

Andre Noss - Teledyne DALSA

10:40- 10:50

3D measurement technology in the far infrared range

Prof. Dr. Gunther Notni - Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF

10:50- 11:00

Polarized LWIR Camera

Maxim Bulatov - Opto Lab UG

11:00- 11:10

Scientific CMOS cameras in scientific and industrial research

Dr. Sabine Ott - PCO AG

11:10- 11:20

Requirements for image sensor assemblies    
Stephan Dobritz - First Sensor AG

11:20- 11:30

Defect detection and classification for automated visual inspection
Dominik Schraml - Steinbeis Qualitätssicherung und Bildverarbeitung GmbH (SQB GmbH)

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Break with Individual Networking and Demonstrations

Session 2: Photonic Sensors and Systems for Spectral Measurements

How to build a mini spectrometer
Marco Liepelt - Ibsen Photonics A/S

Broadband LED enables new opportunities in industrial and medical applications   
Jonatan Klee - Ushio Europe B.V.


Optical filters in CMOS for cost-effective Chip-Size-Spectrometers
Pit Ritter – Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS

PhasmaFOOD - a portable photonic miniaturised smart system for on-the-spot food quality sensing
Dr. Peter Reinig - Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme IPMS

Optical Filters-What’s possible with today’s technology
Ian Reilly - Vortex Optical Coatings Limited

Advancements in spectral sensing enable chip-scale solutions for consumer, industrial and medical applications
Kevin Jensen - ams Sensors Germany GmbH


PbS detector arrays: High performance infrared sensors up to 3 µm wavelength for NIR spectroscopy
Dr. Sebastian Valouch - trinamiX GmbH


Applied spectroscopy in the potato processing industry
Ralf Vogt - Carl Zeiss Spectroscopy GmbH

Miniaturized VIS-NIR Multispectral Sensors and Spectrometers

Dr. Ronny Timmreck - Senorics GmbH

14:30 - 15:30 Matchmaking Meetings & Coffee Break with Individual Networking and Demonstrations

Session 3: Photonic Sensors and Systems for Life Science &  Point of Care Applications

Pressure control as universal tool for liquid handling
Simon Renard - Fluigent Deutschland GmbH


Advanced imaging flow cytometry for pollen grain identification & sorting
Daniel Kraus - Leibniz Institut für Photonische Technologien 


Optical sensor solution for noninvasive blood pressure monitoring in the ear
Dr. Martin Schädel - CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH

Continuous flow platform with fluorescence readout to accelerate the hit to lead development 
Tamas Vermes - Aicuris GmbH & Co.KG 

RAMAN2GO for pathogen diagnostics
Dr. Walter Hauswald - Leibniz Institut für Photonische Technologien 


More Light – system solutions for Healthcare and Life Science applications
Claudia Rabis - JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH

Special photonic sensors for life science and medical technologies from UV to NIR
Antje Thamm - EPIGAP Optronic GmbH

Detection of pathogens in drinking water
Prof. Dr. Klaus Drese - Hochschule Coburg


The challenge of translation spectroscopy approaches to clinic, current aspects in the head and neck oncology

Dr. Till Meyer - Universitätsklinikum Würzburg

17:15 - 18:00 SpectroNet Strategy Meeting (only for SpectroNet Clusterpartner)


18:30 - 23:30  Thuringian Barbecue: Roasted Pig and Individual Networking




Gaststätte "Zur Noll" | Oberlauengasse 19, 07743 Jena | www.zurnoll.de


29 August 2019

09:30 - 10:00 Registration @ Conference Venue

Session 4: Photonic Sensors and Systems for Spectral & Hyperspectral Measurements

LAYERTEC - one stop shop for high end optical components
Dr. Sebastian Riese - LAYERTEC GmbH

Spectral Imaging Technologies at a Glance
Paul-Gerald Dittrich - Technische Universität Ilmenau



From the laboratory to the application on-site
Eugen Saizki - PSI Technics GmbH 

Full-field hyperspectral imaging with the TuneCube with nanometer spectral resolution
Dr. Jakob Bierwagen - AHF analysentechnik AG

The Ease of Hyperspectral Imaging    
Christian Felsheim - Headwall Photonics, Inc.

Drone Systems with Hyperspectral Imaging    
Dr. Peter Schwider - Photonfocus AG

Smart Farming – real time analysis in hyperspectral images using robust features    
Prof. Dr. Thomas Längle - Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB

3D and snapshot hyperspectral cameras based on continuously variable filters
Dr. Oliver Pust - Delta Optical Thin Film A/S


Hyperspectral Sensor for NIR sensing of spectral signatures in consumer applications

Markus Buß - ams Sensors Germany GmbH

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break with Individual Networking and Demonstrations

Session 5: Innovative Software and Solutions for Photonic Sensors and Systems

Inline Video Data analysis for microfluidics
Dr. Thomas Henkel - Leibniz Institut für Photonische Technologien


All-dielectric filter solutions for Multi- and Hyperspectral Imaging
Dr. Stefan Gliech - Optics Balzers Jena GmbH

Solectrix Mobile Device - A Platform for mobile Enterprise Applications
Benedikt Appold - solectrix GmbH

3D colour imaging – new possibilities through human like vision
Tim Huylebrouck - STEMMER IMAGING AG

One Vision Sensor for One Application dedicated to AI
Michael Niemeyer - Opto GmbH

Constituent sensing in Agriculture

Dr. Peter Schade - John Deere GmbH & Co. KG


Solar Energy Harvesting for Stand-alone Systems
Dr. Oliver Lang - SEG Sonnenrepublik Energie GmbH


Evaluation of spectroscopy data - software Origin as a unique and flexible tool
Markus Höhnen - Additive Soft- und Hardware für Technik und Wissenschaft GmbH 


Time-of-Flight (ToF) for Industrial Applications
Marcus Himmel - Becom Group 

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break with Individual Networking and Demonstrations

Session 6: New Possibilities in Photonic Sensors and Systems

A love letter to a fantastic industry and a look into the future

Martin Buchwitz - Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Use of precision mini camera systems to increase industrial automation
Ronny Dörrbeck - Electro-Service-Eckardt GmbH

Support and funding possibilities through the bmt
Stephan Beier - bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh 


Top 10 trends in image processing and machine vision    
Dr. Peter Ebert    - inVISION

Linking innovators in the AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement
Dr. Thomas Simmons - AMA Verband für Sensorik und Messtechnik e.V. 


Image processing and applications in sensor cluster Bavaria
Matthias Streller - Strategische Partnerschaft Sensorik e.V.

Green Photonics – Can optical technologies help to save the climate?    
Wenko Süptitz - SPECTARIS - Verband der Hightech-Industrie

Added value and business opportunities due to cross-clustering
Kay Sawatzky - LEG Thüringen

SpectroNet cluster services for partners and customers in photonic measurement engineering for quality assurance
Dr. Nick Leithold - SpectroNet

16:30 End of SpectoNet Conference


Conference Fees


Participation fee Wednesday, 28.08.2019 only

  • 275 EUR plus VAT 19% (Regular)

  • 225 EUR plus VAT 19% (Members of the SpectroNet Collaboration Cluster)

  • 195 EUR plus VAT 19% (Speakers)

  • free for Students / Press / Sponsors

Participation fee Thursday, 29.08.2019 only

  • 275 EUR plus VAT 19% (Regular)

  • 225 EUR plus VAT 19% (Members of the SpectroNet Collaboration Cluster)

  • 195 EUR plus VAT 19% (Speakers)

  • free for Students / Press / Sponsors

Participation fee Wednesday, 28.08.2019 and Thursday, 29.08.2019

  • 450 EUR plus VAT 19% (Regular)

  • 300 EUR plus VAT 19% (Members of the SpectroNet Collaboration Cluster)

  • 275 EUR plus VAT 19% (Speakers)

  • free for Students / Press / Sponsors

The participation fee for the JENCOLOR SpectroNet Conference 2019 is flexible. There is the possibility for the speakers to get a discount if you bring your customers, partners, suppliers or colleagues to the JENCOLOR SpectroNet Conference 2019. 


For the registeration of one customer, partner, supplier or colleague only the speaker will get a discount of 50%.

For the registeration of two customers, partners, suppliers or colleagues only the speaker will get a discount of 100%.

Participation fee includes:

  • personal certificate for your participation at the Collaboration Conference

  • food and beverages at the Collaboration Conference

  • online access to the Collaboration Conference publications

    • e-papers

    • hd-videos

  • free access to the poster presentations for participants of Collaboration Conference

  • free access to the exhibitions for participants of the Collaboration Conference

  • free participation at the Conference Matchmaking

Thuringian Barbecue (evening event on the 28.08.2019)
For the participation at the „Thuringian Barbecue” an amount of 35 EUR plus VAT 19% will be added to the participation fee.

Exhibition Stand (tabletop approx. 120x80 cm)
Take the chance and present your latest products and services to the collaboration conference audience. The exhibition will be held in the foyer of the Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH, right next to the dining area and the entrance to the auditorium. The fee for an exhibition stand with power supply is 245 EUR plus VAT 19%.

Registration and Payment
For registration please use the registration form (online).

You will receive written course confirmation together with an invoice by standard mail.

Please arrange a bank transfer to the account of

Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH
IBAN: DE61 8208 0000 0343 8119 00
Purpose: collab-jencolor2019, last name, first name


If you cancel your conference attendance - in writing only - till July 26st 2019, 50 EUR plus VAT 19% will be withheld. After July 26, 2019, a refund of the registration fee is no longer possible. Naming a replacement participant is always possible.


Conference Contact

JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019

If you have any questions about the conference or registration please contact Mr. Kraus. 


Daniel Kraus

Conference Contact

+49 (0) 162 654 1111



Dr. Nick Leithold


+49 (0) 176 2441 8167



Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH



Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH
Hans-Knöll-Straße 6,

07745 Jena

Phone: +49(0) 3641 675 100