Latest update: June 10th 2019

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


HHI Headquarters in Berlin, Germany. This is the venue for WTMF-3

Registration for WTMF-3 has now CLOSED.

The forum runs Wednesday June 12 - Friday June 14th 2019 in Berlin


Latest Forum Agenda is posted on this Website.

The final draft of the forum programme can be found on this page. The agenda is also now available as a PDF by following this link.

The Goals

PhotonDelta and the AIM Photonics Academy would like to invite you to participate in the third meeting of the World Technology Mapping Forum. The gathering will be hosted in the main building of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin Germany.

The goal of the gathering is to update and discuss the first draft of Integrated Photonic Systems Roadmap International (IPSR-I), looking ahead to global technology needs in 2030 and beyond. Following successful Fall and Winter meetings in Cambridge USA and Tokyo Japan, the latest draft of this new IPRS roadmap was issued to registered attendees of the WTMF-3 on Friday May 31st 2019. If, for any reason, you were unable to download the document, please contact Peter van Arkel  immediately.

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.

From your suggestions we are making 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.

Development 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.


Registration has now closed.

Registration for the WTMF-3 is by invitation only because this is a highly technical working forum and not a general conference about photonics. We sent out invitations to last year's participants and those people who have already expressed interest in attending. The organising team is now in Berlin. If you need any other information, please don't hesitate to contact us. Send an email to:conferences@tue.nl or call us on this Dutch mobile number: +31 6 18201565.

Venue Address:

The street address of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin Germany. This is the Google map link you need: https://goo.gl/maps/JQPquEA7GSr

Travel Tips on Getting to HHI, in Berlin, Germany

Recommended Hotel Accommodation

June is a busy month for visitors to Berlin, so we suggest you book accommodation immediately. We have opened a special page on this website with all the details you need to know about the recommended hotels. Please note that some of the booking deadlines have now passed.

By Plane

Berlin has two airports and excellent public transport. Consider buying a Berlin Welcome Card at the airport or on-line. https://www.berlin-welcomecard.de/en This gives you unlimited travel on trains, underground and buses within Berlin for the duration of your stay.

Arriving at Tegel Airport (TXL)

By Taxi: 15 minutes.

By Bus 109 to station "S+U Zoologischer Garten", then change to bus 245 (with the heading "S Nordbahnhof") . Get off at "Marchbrücke". The main building at Einsteinufer is about a 3 minute walk.

By bus X9 to bus stop "Ernst-Reuter-Platz", then either walking from Ernst-Reuter-Platz alongside Marchstraße to Einsteinufer (about 5 minutes) or going by bus 245 (headed to: "S Nordbahnhof") to bus stop "Marchbrücke".

Arriving at Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

By taking the (regional) express trains "RE7" or "RB14", operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB), you quickly arrive at the station "Berlin Zoologischer Garten". Then take bus 245 (headed to: "S Nordbahnhof") to bus stop "Marchbrücke". The sites at Einsteinufer and Salzufer can be reached on foot (1-3 minutes).

By suburban railway (S-Bahn line S9) to station "Tiergarten", and then walk alongside "Straße des 17. Juni" in direction "Ernst-Reuter-Platz" (westward) about 400 m. After crossing the channel bridge turn right into "Einsteinufer". Walking time is appr. 12 minutes.

Arriving By Train

"Hauptbahnhof" is Berlin's main station on the route of most of international, regional and inner-city trains. From here, take bus 245 (headed to: "Zoologischer Garten") to bus stop "Marchbrücke", which takes about 15 minutes. The main building of the Institute is close to the bus stop (approx..50 m).


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.

Ton Backx, on behalf of PhotonDelta

Lionel Kimerling, AIM Photonics Academy


World Technology Mapping Forum

Berlin, Germany June 12-14 2019