Photonics 4 Defence workshop at MSPO 2022

Polish Technological Platform on Photonics invites you to Photonics21′ Photonics 4 Defence workshop at 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO!

Photonics enables numerous defence and security applications. From threat detection and observation to weapon guidance to secure optical communication to tactical situation imaging to direct energy weapons. Photonics technologies are indispensable for the very manufacturing in the defence industry as well. New technology developments and new strategic situation call for a discussion on new or updated applications of photonics in defence.

The Photonics 4 Defence live workshop will accompany the 30th anniversary edition of International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO, in Kielce, Poland. MSPO is the 3rd largest defence exhibition in Europe and the main industry event in the region struggling with the current war situation.

The P4D workshop will bring together representatives of the European Defence Agency, national defence organisations, defence industry and photonics companies.

Register HERE for the P4D workshop

Subjects to be discussed:
  • user perspective on the role and opportunities for photonics in defence applications
  • current and planned European research programmes
  • new industry developments
  • new applications ideas

The workshop agenda includes compact presentations of photonics industry, discussions with defence experts and defence industry representatives as well as an excellent networking opportunity. Rollup or poster presentations will be available during the event.

Held during and on site of a busy industrial exhibition, the workshop will provide unique opportunity to connect with the defence industry and continue direct discussions at the stands of interested companies.

Workshop programme (provisional):
  • 10:00-12:00   Panel session: presentations by EDA, defence industry, photonics industry; Q&A
  • 12:00-14:00 Networking lunch
Workshop participants:


Workshop date and time:

8 September 2022 10:00 – 14:00 (Warsaw time, UTC+1)

Workshop language:


Workshop venue:

Live only at 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO, ul. Zakładowa 1, 25-672 Kielce, Poland


The event is free of charge but pending online registration HERE:

Limited number of places available – please register by 12 August 2022

Catalogue option

A Photonics 4 Defence catalogue containing offers of participating photonics companies will be published in printed (limited) and digital form – catalogue entry price is EUR 200

Deadline for providing company materials to the catalogue is 15 August.