Are you looking for a forum where users, manufacturers and developers can intensively exchange ideas on the current state and perspectives of laser technology? Do you appreciate personal networking of technology suppliers and customers, all to develop new strategies for your area of responsibility and to profit from experience from this sector? Then you have found the right event, the AKL’24.

For the 14th time, laser manufacturers and laser users from various branches will meet at the biannual AKL – International Laser Technology Congress. Featuring 81 speakers and 52 companies at the accompanying Sponsors‘ Exhibition, the AKL has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe. Supporting organizations include European Commission, Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V., European Laser Institute, OptecNet as well as industrial associations such as SPECTARIS, VDA, VDMA, VDI and the European Photonics Consortium EPIC.

Join us and profit from AKL’s international character, thanks to its simultaneous translations in German and English. In addition, you can use the environment of the congress to find out more about the newest technological breakthroughs in multiple presentations of the Fraunhofer ILT and companies of the Application Center.

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 18, 2024 | 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Shuttle Transfer from Eurogress to Fraunhofer ILT

Evening Events
(separate Registration necessary)
April 17, 2024 | 7:00–11:00 p.m.
Dinner with Awards Ceremony "Innovation Award Laser Technology 2024"
Coronation Hall, City Hall Aachen, Markt, 52062 Aachen, Germany

April 18, 2024 | 8:00–11:00 p.m.
Networking with Snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

Subject to change without notice. Especially venues and times.


81 Speakers

Laser Technology Live - April 18, 2024

A wide range of Live Presentations and Exhibits at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Companies in the Institute´s Application Center.

Accompanying Exhibition - April 17-19, 2024

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

Innovation Award

The 10,000 € doped "Innovation Award Laser Technology" is an 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 will take place at the festive event of the International Laser Technology Congress AKL in the Coronation Hall of Aachen City Hall.

Further Information and Photos at: www.innovation-award-laser.org


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

Phone +49 241 8906-420
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