6th Annual ScyLight Conference 

Athens, Greece 15 - 16 May 2023

Workshop - Quantum Internet

Kalavryta, Greece 17 May 2023

You are invited to participate in the sixth edition of the annual ScyLight Conference on 15 and 16 May 2023, and a Workshop on the future of Quantum Technologies on 17 May 2023.

The conference will be hosted jointly by the Ministry of Digital Governance, General Secretariat of Telecommunications and Post and ESA.

Optical and quantum technologies are set to revolutionise connectivity on a global scale. They will boost the performance, security and resilience of our satellites exponentially, and help us safeguard our data at levels which previously were inconceivable. European industry is at the forefront of this new technology and the ScyLight Conference is a highlight in the optical and quantum communications space community. Oversubscribed in recent years, the conference is an opportunity for European and Canadian industries, researchers and end users to share expertise, network and plan the future of optical and quantum communication technologies.

It is also the place for subject matter experts to showcase the latest developments in the sector under the ESA ScyLight programmatic umbrella and beyond. The event will allow stakeholders in the Optical and Quantum Communication Technologies to engage and discuss in a dedicated forum.

Please join us in Athens for the sixth edition of the annual ScyLight Conference, which will be hosted jointly this year by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance, the General Secretariat of Telecommunications and Post and ESA. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s conference will also include a workshop on day three, with transport to and from Kalavryta arranged for those delegates wishing to participate.

5th ScyLight Workshop on Optical and Quantum Communication 2022 in Bonn, Germany

Following on from last year’s successful new format, the 2023 event will a unique opportunity to: 

  • Learn – hear from thought leaders and learn of the latest trends 
  • Explore – new cooperation opportunities as well as the latest relevant tech & and product developments 
  • Present – your latest developments in the industry pitches
  • Get the latest on ESA plans for optical and quantum communication 
  • Meet – the community, ScyLight Team members, ESA executives, and your national delegates to the Agency 

The event has an agenda featuring:

  • highlight lectures from thought leaders in and beyond the satcom market.
  • Industry pitches
  • short specialised talks by industry and ESA experts
  • additional networking opportunities
  • keynote speeches from major industry sectors

Who should attend?

This event is for anyone from the ESA Member States or Canada who is working or researching in the fields of optical and quantum satellite communications, or who is either already directly involved in a sector which will benefit from this technology. These include banking, transportation, energy and other critical infrastructure.

ESA Conference Bureau / ATPI Corporate Events

ESA-ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands


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