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’22.

For the 13th time, laser manufacturers and laser users from various branches will meet at the biannual AKL – International Laser Technology Congress. Featuring around 85 speakers and 44 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.

The AKL'22 - International Laser Technology Congress will take place under the conditions of the "2G" + Test regulation. Our greatest intention is to guarantee the highest possible safety for our visitors. For this reason, we are exercising our property rights, contrary to the latest Hygiene and Protection Ordinance of April 3, 2022 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and will only grant admission to visitors who meet the "2G" criteria with an additional daily negative rapid test. Therefore you need to be either fully vaccinated (min. two vaccinations) or recovered and have to get tested via rapid test on all conference days. Please note that a booster vaccination does not replace the rapid test.

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
May 5, 2022 | 16.30 - 19.30 h
Shuttle Transfer from Eurogress to Fraunhofer ILT

Evening Events
(separate Registration necessary)
May 4, 2022 | 19.00 - 23.00 h
Dinner with Awards Ceremony "Innovation Award Laser Technology 2020 and 2022"
Coronation Hall, City Hall Aachen, Markt, 52062 Aachen, Germany

May 5, 2022 | 20.00 - 23.00 h
Networking with Snacks at Eurogress Conference Center

Access to Lasertechnology Live and all evening events will only be granted if Check-In has been done in the Eurogress Conference Center before.

Please take notice of our safety and hygiene measurements that apply to AKL'22. For further questions you can contact our Corona-Hotline under akl-corona.supportilt.fraunhoferde at any time.

Program subject to minor changes.


85 Speakers

Laser Technology Live - May 5, 2022

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

Sponsors´Exhibition - May 4-6, 2022

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 Evening Event of the next AKL in the Coronation Hall of Aachen’s Town 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