For the 11th time, laser manufacturers and laser users from various branches met at the biannual International Laser Technology Congress AKL.

Featuring 691 participants, 79 speakers and 52 sponsors, the AKL has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe. Supporting organizations include European Commission, European Photonics Consortium EPIC, the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V., European Laser Institute, OptecNet as well as industrial associations such as SPECTARIS, VDA, VDMA and VDI.

Facts and Figures


Conference Center Aachen
Monheimsallee 48, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Directions Eurogress Aachen

Laser Technology Live at Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstr. 15, 52074 Aachen, Germany
April 28, 2016 | 16.30 - 19.30 h
Shuttle Transfer from Eurogress to Fraunhofer ILT

Evening Events
(separate Registration necessary)
April 27, 2016 | 19.00 - 23.00 h
Dinner with Awards Ceremony "Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016"
Coronation Hall, City Hall Aachen, Markt, 52062 Aachen, Germany

April 28, 2016 | 20.00 - 23.00 h
Opening Reception of the Innovation Center Digital Photonic Production of Photonics Cluster
Campus-Boulevard / Maria-Lipp-Straße, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Program subject to minor changes.


79 Speakers and 17 Chairmen

Laser Technology Live - April 28, 2016

Over 90 Live Presentations and Exhibits at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Companies in the Institute´s Application Center.

Exhibition - April 27-29, 2016

52 Laser, Component and System Manufacturers showcase their products at the accompanying conference Exhibition.

Innovation Award

The 10,000 € doped "Innovation Award Laser Technology" is a European research prize awarded every other year by the associations Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI. The award can be conferred on an individual researcher or on an entire project group, whose exceptional skills and dedicated work have led to an outstanding innovation in the field of laser technology. The scientific and technological projects in question must center on the use of laser light in materials processing and the methods of producing such light, and must, furthermore, be of demonstrable commercial value to industry.

The Award Ceremony took place on April 27, 2016 at the Evening Event of the AKL'16 in the Coronation Hall of Aachen’s Town Hall.

Further Information and Photos at:

Facts and Figures

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 8906-122
Fax +49 241 8906-121

Event Organization

Dipl.-Betrw. Silke Boehr
Phone +49 241 8906-288

Dipl.-Phys. Axel Bauer
Phone +49 241 8906-194


Supporting Organizations