Latest update: June 21st 2019

Welcome to the website of the World Technology Mapping Forum-3

The forum has now concluded.

It ran from Wednesday June 12 - Friday June 14th 2019 in Berlin, Germany

Results & Discussion now on line.

Thank you for actively participating in the WTMF-3 in Berlin. We hope you had a safe journey home.

We can look back on a very successful forum. Around 25 videos with the results sessions, pre-forum briefings and keynotes have now been processed and can be found on the link below. We hope it provides useful input for the final version of the IPSR-International document. We were particularly pleased with the interactive sessions. http://www.wtmf.eu

The journey towards the final version of the IPSR-I roadmap continues in discussions on line. Please also make a note of the tentative schedule of up - coming meetings: Fall meeting will be in Cambridge, MA – October 10 & 11 2019, Winter meeting Japan (to be confirmed) - January 2020, Spring meeting California - March 2020, Summer meeting Eindhoven, Netherlands – June 2020. The exact dates will be communicated as soon as possible.


The Goals

The goal of this internnational gathering was to update and discuss the first draft of Integrated Photonic Systems Roadmap International (IPSR-I), looking ahead to global technology needs as far ahead as 2040. Following successful Fall and Winter meetings in Cambridge USA and Tokyo Japan, the latest draft of this new IPRS roadmap was released to registered attendees of the WTMF-3 on Friday May 31st 2019.

More background on the significance of the meeting in this interview with Professor Ton Backx, President of the Institute for Photonic Integration at Eindhoven University of Technology and one of the co-founders of the forum.

The format of Forum changes from year to year as the changes to the format. Wednesday and Thursday morning will be devoted to industry keynotes and an interactive plenary discussion. Wednesday and Thursday afternoon is being reserved for the technical workshops (behind closed doors). Friday morning will contain the results of the workshops and discussion of what happens next with IPSR-International. Please note that this is a highly technical forum, not a general conference about photonics.

Thanks to sponsors.

On-going evelopment of the draft IPSR-I roadmap and the organisation of the WTMF-3 has been made possible by a substantial grant from one of the organising partners, PhotonDelta, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


This gathering is also made possible, in part, thanks to Gold Sponsorship partner ficonTEC. We thank them for their support of the IPSR-International Initiative and acknowledge their active contributions to the global photonics industry.



We are also grateful to Huawei for their Silver sponsorship of this event.


Venue Address:

The street address of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin Germany.




Invitation to Actively Contribute

Thank you for your continued interest in the World Technology Mapping Forum. We look forward to your active participation in realising our common goals. Our contact email address is roadmap@wtmf.eu

Ton Backx, on behalf of PhotonDelta

Lionel Kimerling, AIM Photonics Academy


World Technology Mapping Forum

Berlin, Germany June 12-14 2019