Forest&Photonics 2018


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Forest&Photonics gathers together
top photonics and bio economy experts

Forest&Photonics brings together businesses, academia, developers and specialists.
New technology solutions, opportunities and challenges for forestry are presented in following categories:
Drones & Big Data, Robotics & Automation and Photonics Technologies for Biorefineries.

Forest&Photonics 2018 will be arranged
on 10th – 11th of October 2018 in Koli National Park, Finland.

Event survey: 93 % found new potential co-operation partners

We asked the attendees what they think about the Forest&Photonics 2017 event. Here are the results:

  • 93 % found new potential co-operation partners
  • 89 % are going to participate Forest & Photonics next year
  • 97 % recommend Forest & Photonics seminar

Hope to see you in the Forest&Photonics 2018! The registration is open!

Themes for Forest&Photonics 2018

  • Drones & Big Data
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Photonics Technologies for Biorefineries

Forest&Photonics is all about

  • Top presentations & Raw data – Case examples from industry
  • Creating new collaboration between forestry & photonics industry
  • To share the solutions, opportunities and challenges

Have a look at the program!

What is photonics?

Photonics is a field of science that concentrates on producing and manipulating light. It is used in applications such as virtual reality and machine vision. Bioeconomy uses renewable biomass such as wood for different applications. Most recent innovations have taken place in high added value products such as textiles and cosmetics. Together, photonics and bioeconomy can produce applications such as laser wood-cutting, remote sensing and measurement of natural resources, and intelligently optimized LED lighting for growing vegetables.

“Photonics is a disruptive technology which fulfills its potential when combined with other fields. New applications are constantly discovered and growth projections are remarkable”, says Juha Purmonen, Development Manager of Joensuu Science Park and one of the event's organizers.


Any questions?

More information

Tuukka Pakarinen
Communication Specialist, Joensuu Science Park
Tel. 358 50 313 5930
tuukka.pakarinen @

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Juha Purmonen
Development Manager, Joensuu Science Park
telephone: 358 50 354 3832
email: juha.purmonen @


Feelings and presentations from the past events

Program and presentations 2017

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Presentation videos 2017

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Program and highlights 2016

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