Webinaire DIVA : Maturity of photonic technologies for the agri-food sector

12/11/2019 11:00

Maturity of photonic technologies for the agri-food sector

    Feeding the world all along the 20th century  has required strong innovation in various field like biology, chemistry, genomics leading to some concerns 50 years later in biodiversity, farmer’s health, soils and rivers pollution. In the 21st century,  Agro-industry will have to continue to produce more and better with less chemicals while new arable land will remain scarce and water resources under stress. 

IT Solution can help to improve global yield  with tighter management of data in plant health and quality monitoring and breeding, and also from reduction of food waste all along the supply chain.

Photonics industry, which has drastically moved to smarter, lighter and more reliable products in the last 10 years can propose a large portfolio of remote, non-destructive, quantitative and qualitative solution for massive data production. Beside the eyes, UAV (legs), low power communication (voice), artificial intelligence(brain) provide an ideal setting for a fast and successful deployment of Photonics technologies from the field to the fork. 

    This webinar will focus on new advanced calibrated sensors like hyperspectral VNIR/SWIR, LIDAR, thermal imaging, process Spectroscopy in food transformation and food packaging. It will present new products e.g. in imaging (4D, Hyperspectral ), Spectroscopy, lighting as well as enabling photonics technologies for these new products.


Jacques is graduated from the Ecole des Mines of Nancy (France). In 2000, he joined OPTICSVALLEY, the photonics cluster of Paris Saclay as technology transfer Project Manager. He helped entrepreneurs to adapt and derivate technologies developed for defense and telecom requirement to pivot to new field of application (industry, medical, agriculture…). He founded TEMATYS in 2010 with two colleagues to enlarge the activity to European area.

Jacques has run more than 100 marketing and technological studies for photonics companies, photonics clusters and R&D laboratories. He has published articles in various journals (Optik und Photonik, Biophotonics, Photonics Spectra, LaserFocus World, revue Photonique).

He published in 2017 for Photonics France (association gathering 140 French photonics companies) a roadmap about Photonics technologies already used or potentially useful in agriculture and agro industry.  

Since 2018, Jacques is chairman of the AgroPhotonics Group in Photonics France to continue to develop the interaction between Agro end-users and members of Photonics France.

The webinar is organised in the framework of the DIVA project in order to prepare the 2nd Call for Projects

It is organised in partnership with Optitec, pôle de compétitivité specialised in photonics, coordinator of the EPRISE project


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