Valstybinis mokslinių tyrimų institutas Fizinių ir technologijos mokslų centras (FTMC)




The Center for Physical Sciences and Technology is the largest state research institute in Lithuania with ~ 750 employees, including 230 PhD and 55 PhD students, and 19 departments. ISO 14001 certified in 2007 and ISO 9001 certified in 2009. FTMC was formed by joining 3 state research institutions in 2010. Its former predecessor – the Institute of Physics has long term traditions in development and characterization of lasers. The Department of Laser Technologies has been established in 2004 for development of laser technologies. Staff include 18 researchers with PhD degree, 11 PhD students and 16 engineers and technicians with competence in solid-state and fiber lasers, optical coatings, application of lasers in material processing and nano-photonics.


Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung (IOM), Germany


Hub member

The Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification was founded in January 1992 as a non-profit research organization and performs basic and applied research on the interaction of radiation with matter and their technological applications. Such tools and beam technologies as low energy ion beams, high energy electron beams, plasma jets, VUV lamp radiation are applied for materials etching, surface modification and thin film deposition mainly for applications in nanotechnology, ultra precision machining, material science, biomedical engineering and photovoltaic. Prospective results of the basic research are transferred in technical processes or real products in collaboration with industrial partners.



Berner Fachhochschule (BUAS), Switzerland.


Hub member

Bern University of Applied Sciences has a strong research orientation towards industrial technology and engineering. The Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface technologies ALPS, consists of 6 research groups that have a strong background in laser micromachining, applied fiber technology, thin film processing and materials analysis. Two groups play an active role as application laboratories in APPOLO. One is the Laser Surface Engineering research group (ALPS-LSE) who is dedicated to the development/optimization and assessment of material processing with ultra-short and short laser pulses and to the development of corresponding machining strategies. The other, the Fiber and Fiber Laser group (ALPS-AFT), puts its focus on the development, assessment and integration of picosecond and nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers as well as fiber delivery systems into industrial applications and processes. ALPS-AFT is the contact point of the Swiss National Fiber Laboratory network of Swissphotonics NTN.




Lappeenrannan Teknillinen Yliopisto (LUT), Finland.


Hub member


Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is an agile, international science university – a pioneer in combining technology and business ever since 1969. Our strategic focus areas are green energy and technology, sustainable value creation and our role as an international hub of Russian relations. LUT’s operation is solution-focused and characterized by ”open your mind” thinking: crossing boundaries open-mindedly, together.



Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)


Hub member


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university, with more than 4.000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students and 6.000 postgraduates in 21 Schools of study. The UPM researchers have large expertise in research projects participation both at national and international level. As UPM participation in the 7th Framework Programme is recognized as the Spanish University with the highest number of projects approved. The Laser Centre of UPM is a leading institution in Spain in the field of Laser Technology. On the basis of the gathered experience in modelling, experimental characterisation and instrumentation for industrial applications of this tool, the Laser Centre offers its human and material resources to develop the laser technology in the ever increasing applications of this tool in several sectors.



Ekspla UAB (Ekspla)


Laser supplier


EKSPLA provide high performance solid state lasers and systems built on the edge of scientific achievement. Team of enthusiastic and creative engineers designs and manufactures completely in-house, in Lithuania.  Main products include solutions for research and development, industry and medicine applications. Lasers are available from single customized unit to OEM series.





Laser supplier


Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. 



OneFive GmbH (ONE5)


Laser supplier


Founded in 2005, Onefive GmbH is dedicated to innovation of the emerging OEM ultrafast laser market by introducing a novel generation of advanced laser modules. The lasers rely on a unique packaging technology allowing for combination of compactness, stability, efficiency and a high ease of use. The areas of application range from medical and biological applications, environmental to homeland security applications, sensing, material processing and R&D. Onefive is strongly committed to bringing ultrafast laser technology solutions with industrial-grade performance and reliability.




NeXT Scan Technology B.V. (NST) 


Component supplier


Next Scan Technology delivers laser scanner modules to enable the highest throughput in the laser micromachining market



AMSYS Ltd. (AMS)  


Component supplier

Amsys is a small and dynamic system house company with wide expertize in optical surface inspection and optical measurements in general. The applications from 2D and 3D measurements to inspection, monitoring and process control. Our strong sides are the ability to adopt or develop the core inspection technology and to design and build the whole device or system on its basis.





System integrator

ELAS is a laser technology company established in 2010 as a spin-off company  of FTMC in collaboration with EKSPLA. ELAS designs and manufactures laser micro-machining  workstations with nano-, pico- and femto- second lasers for scientific and industrial applications.  Know-how in ultra short pulse lasers development and application assures optimized configuration of  laser micro machining equipment to meet process quality and efficiency requirements. Workstations,  designed and manufactured by ELAS are used for high precision cutting, drilling, micro – milling,  welding, isolating, intra-volume marking of transparent materials, polymerization and related  processes in science institutions and industrial lines worldwide.



Lightmotif BV (LM)


System integrator


Lightmotif offers solutions for micromachining and surface texturing using ultrashort pulse lasers. These lasers enable highly accurate laser micromachining processes and are capable of machining any material with minimal damage. The unmatched versatility of this new production tool enables manufacturing of improved products or products with new functionality. Lightmotif develops and sells high-end machines, supports customers in process and application development, and offers job-shop services.


Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA) 


Material supplier

EMPA is an interdisciplinary research and service institution for materials science and technology development. It is part of the ETH domain and as such is an important element in science, technology and education in Switzerland. The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at EMPA is working on innovative concepts in the field of Photovoltaics, multifunctional thin film coatings and batteries.



Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.P.A (CRF) 


Large global integrator

CRF develops research and innovation for FIAT Automobiles along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems through the development of active, passive, preventive and cooperative solutions while addressing the mobility of all users irrespective of their specific needs; Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation, i.e., improving the performance and functionality of new vehicles in a cost-effective manner while reducing the time-to-market of research results.


Daetwyler Graphics AG (DG)


Large global integrator


Daetwyler Graphics AG (DG) is manufacturer of machines and systems used for mechanical surface treatment and engraving of rotogravure cylinders and offers development, production and integration of complete fully automated production lines for gravure cylinders. This includes product solutions for electromechanical stylus gravure and for direct laser engraving. Staff of Daetwyler Graphics AG has over 20 years of experience in laser treatment of materials, including the development of appropriate laser resonators as well as the development of methods for modulation and beam shaping for the precisely controlled micro-ablation of metals, polymers and ceramics on gravure cylinders. Since more than 15 years Daetwyler’s “Direct Laser Engraving System” (DLS) is used for illustration gravure as well as in the field of packaging and offers important technical and economical advantages to rotogravure. Printing factories and gravure or embossing houses are customers of DG.


Abengoa Solar New Technologies (ASNT)


Large global integrator

Abengoa Solar New Technologies S.A.(ASNT) is the company inside Abengoa Solar who deals with all RTD activities. ASNT counts on the development of new technologies, which can be used either in its own plants or sold to third parties, as a competitive advantage leading to growth and viability. Technology evolves very rapidly, and viable, efficient alternatives are always needed for taking on new projects and fulfilling market needs. An international team of over 100 people dedicated to R&D, and research facilities in Seville (Spain) and Denver, Colorado (U.S.). A global network for collaborating with leading sector institutions, including NREL in the U.S., Ciemat in Spain, DLR in Germany, and Australia’s CSIRO, as well as many universities and companies. In Q4 2012, ASNT will launch a new R&D center specialized in photovoltaics and photonics.


Mondragon Assemby (MONA)


System integrator

Over 30 years on the market, working in close collaboration with our customers to offer more profitable solutions to their assembly process automation needs. As part of Mondragon’s Financial and Industrial Corporation, Mondragon Assembly enjoys the stability required to guarantee efficient long-term collaboration. Mondragon Assembly maintains close ties with the Mondragón Polytechnic University and the Mondragon’s Research Centres, enabling it to ensure that its staff receive the very best continuous training in the very latest technologies.



Bioage SA (BIOA)


End user

BioAge is an Italian technological SME that develops and produces measurement instruments based on sensors and biosensors and real time monitoring systems. The company develops several kinds of sensors and transducers.


Engage AG (ENG)


IP management

Headquartered in Karlsruhe and with branch offices in Rostock, Leipzig and Berlin, engage AG specializes in IP asset management and in founding and supporting start-up companies. We create value from intellectual property.

Our IP asset management services include helping our clients and partners to identify and protect their marketable ideas and research results by means of intellectual property rights but we also design and implement sustainable IP rights strategies. 






End user

Flisom, a Swiss company based near Zürich, develops roll-to-roll CIGS coating systems and manufactures laser-scribed, monolithically interconnected flexible solar modules. Flisom’s markets include building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV), transportation, and electronics. Flisom was founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ).


Sächsische Walzengravur GmbH (SWG)


End user

The SWG is one of the leading fully-levelled manufacturers of printing rollers, screens and sleeves, as well as embossing cylinders and sleeves. With a successful background of more than 120 years the company offers the full spectrum of printing rollers together with all-round support and the service of converting designs and patterns into industrial printing forms. All significant parameters that play a part in production are converted by our technicians into high quality, durable embossing rollers. Customers can choose from over 8,000 designs in SWG’s collection. From fine paper to high-tech synthetics, differing industrial applications are converted into state of the art embossing roller technology.


SCANLAB GmbH – since its founding in 1990 – has successfully focused on developing and manufacturing galvanometer scanners and scan solutions. SCANLAB’s products turn lasers into highly dynamic and flexible tools for materials processing. This is achieved via moving mirrors and optical elements that quickly, precisely and reliably position laser beams in three dimensions.
SCANLAB’s highly qualified and motivated team has accumulated extensive expertise based on delivering more than 20,000 scan solutions per year. With this solid basis, SCANLAB is the global leader in its market.

  SKF B.V. (SKF)
The SKF Group is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF was founded in 1907 and grew at a rapid rate to become a global company.
As early as 1920, the company was well established in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Africa. Today, SKF is represented in more than 130 countries, with about 45,000 employees. The company has more than 100 manufacturing sites and also sales companies supported by about 15,000 distributor locations. SKF also has a widely used e-business marketplace and an efficient global distribution system.
  LaserSpec LaserSpec, established in 2001 in Malonne, Belgium, is specialized in the development and the manufacturing of spectrometers, photometers and Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPO) and other optical devices.
  OSAI Automation Systems SPA (OSAI)

OSAI A.S. was established in 1992, born from an idea by a small group of technicians’ experts in mechanics and electronics. It first started its activities in producing specially designed automation machines for the automotive and household fields. Three years later, the company guessed the laser beam to become the tool for future machining. OSAI subsequently launched a large research and development effort which led the company to become one of the European leaders in the jewellery laser machinery.


  It4ip (IT4IP)

it4ip is a Belgian SME with competences and activities focused on track-etched polymer membrane filters, and on their manufacturing processing and conversion from raw polymer films up to finished products tailored to customer applications. All out activities are strengthened by a large expertise in polymer science and cell biotechnology that enables the design and production of innovative products and devices for specialized applications (as e. g. healthcare, diagnosis, energy, ...). With over 30 years of experience. it4ip S.A. is a leader in track-etching technology tith knowledge gained through product customization sustained by state-of-the-art research and development activities.


  Nanotypos (NNT)

Nanotypos, based in Thessaloniki (Greece) is a pioneering research and technology development company whose mission is to create, develop and commercialize products that are realized by means of roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography nano-manufacturing processes. Nanotypos develops imprint based processes based on core expertise in optical devices, photonic applications, bio-technology, energy harvesting and organic electronic applications. We effectively apply our innovative technologies in high-tech applications targeting rapid prototyping towards high throughput nano manufacturing. We specialize in security printing and authentication solution providing high quality hologram labels and nano-enabled products targeting to enhanced brand protection solutions.



IRIS, located in Torino, Italy, is a startup company founded in 2012 to develop innovative applications of technology of plasma and laser in industrial and environmental. IRIS facilities include a 400 m2 owned lab for experimental testing of laser/plasma processing, which will be equipped in 2015 with a Prima Industrie machine, to integrate a new additive manufacturing processing head to develop and set up an affordable AM process. IRIS added value is on process optimization/qualification in order to guarantee best affordable product performances (dimensional, structural reliability, etc). Finally, IRIS is also involved in a regional network of SMEs, active in investing in technological innovation, getting from them additional industrial capacity (cutting, welding, machining, prototyping) and offering/sharing with them research and development activities to increase the competitiveness of the local industrial system.


  OPI Photonics SRL

OPI, an Italian SME based in Torino, develops and produces customized photonic components and sub-systems, both for industrial and biomedical applications. Thanks to the solid background and expertise of its founders and staff, the company offers cutting-edge solutions in the field of high power fiber laser and diode laser (e.g. fused fiber components and free-space optical systems) and smart biomedical laser sources (e.g. laser ablation systems and innovative laser probes), with a manufacturing capacity ranging from single prototypes to volume production.


  Robert Bosch GmbH (BOSCH)

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015), and generated sales of 49 B€ in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network are the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected world. Bosch improves the quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”


  General Electric (GE)
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect.
Today, GE technology delivers about one third of the world’s electricity. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.
GE Power has  the  world’s  largest  installed  base  with  ~1600GW  of  power  generation  and offers the most diverse energy portfolio in the industry.  GE’s  digital  and  software  solutions,  specifically  the  Digital  Power  Plant,  increase  output,  improve  efficiency,  lower  operating  costs,  provide  easier  access  to renewable energy sources, and reduces unplanned downtime.  GE has a 100+ year brand legacy and a staff of more than 300,000 people operating in 175 countries.

  MAIER S.Coop. (MAI)
MAIER is one of the leading suppliers of plastic aesthetical components for the automotive industry, with up to 2,000 employees in 8 countries with global sales above 297 M€, and also being part of the biggest co-operative group in the world (global sales above 13,200 M€ and a workforce above 82,000 employees). In Europe, Maier heads, in particular, the development and manufacture of body colour painted front grilles, chromed caps, wheel-trims, wheelcaps and petrol cap lids, as well as producing a wide array of other automotive components and body modules (mudguards, consoles, air vents, fascia, door trims, handles…). MAIER owns plants in Spain, the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, joint ventures in Turkey and Japan, and offices in France, Sweden and Japan, being supplier of plastic components for the most important automotive OEMs (Renault, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Opel, Seat, Citroen, Peugeot, Jaguar, Mercedes, Rover, Suzuki, Volvo, Nissan, Bentley, Skoda, Audi, etc.). Besides, its technical centre has more than 100 employees offers support to OEMs and Equippers.
MAIER is an experienced company in designing and development of components (injection, finishing/decoration and assembly); designing and manufacturing of prototype and production moulds; analysis and implementation of industrial facilities; and research, development and innovation. MAIER innovation procedure is always based on quality and accuracy methodologies which have led to more than 20 patents, from 1993, in automotive components and related processes.

Lasing, S.A. was founded in 1980, acquiring during 35 years a high level of experience in the research and industrial photonics market. Lasing distribute, designs and integrate solutions related with laser and precision positioning application technologies having 15 employees mainly formed by Industrial engineers and physicians personnel focused in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the laser industrial and R+D market.
Lasing has developed machines and prototypes for Universities, R+D centers and Industry for general micromachining applications, mainly photovoltaic and microelectronic market, and is really interested to apply their experience in developing machines for added value marking applications as can be a profitable market thanks to the continuous improvements on surfaces materials


Established in Schio (Italy) in 1961, SISMA is a worldwide entrerprise reference for the design and production of extremely high precision laser based machinery in Industry, Jewellery and Dental field. Innovative by vocation, SISMA combines an independent and cutting edge design and production organization with a wealth of highly specialised human resources, thus guaranteeing top product quality (SISMA is ISO 9001 certified from 1996) as well as thorough and prompt assistance. From 2001, its laser division produces laser sources and systems for welding, marking, 3-D and cutting, with a turnover of about 50 M€.


  LAC S.p.a. (LAC)

Established in Romano d’Ezzelino (Italy) in 1974, the SME LAC is one of the most important brands in the Jewellery market. LAC’s main activity is based on the automated processing of precious metals,  offering a wide range of high quality golden products in accessories and chains.
LAC’s customers are situated all over the world: in Italy, Europe, America, all the Far East and the Arab Emirates. It has a turnover of more than 40 M€, 80 % of which is in abroad market.



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