2020

  • Reached the Jury Stage list of Großer Preis des Mittelstandes 2020.
  • Nearly doubled employees compared to end of 2018.
  • Expanded production and application labs.
  • Reorganization MPO on August 11, 2020 with Dr. Boris Neubert (COO) and Dr. Benedikt Stender (CTO) as Managing Directors.

2019

  • 2019 Series B Financing Round closed.
  • Launch of LithoProf3D®-GSII.
  • Closed a production agreement for industrial serial production of micro optics on laser dies.
  • Finalist at the TCT Award and the Großer Preis des Mittelstands.

2018

  • Winner of Best of Industry Award, Additive Manufacturing category.

2017

  • Winner Fraunhofer-Gründerpreis 2016.
  • Prism Award Finalist (Additive Manufacturing).

2016

  • Market launch of several products of the LithoX3D series and of the industrial software platform LithoSoft3D.

2015

  • Series A Financing Round closed.
  • Launch of software product LithoSoft3D.
  • Launch of first industrial equipment platform LithoProf3D.
  • Transfer of the company to its new facilities in Würzburg.
  • Prism Award Finalist (Additive Manufacturing).

2014

  • Seed Round closed.

2014

  • Reorganization of MPO on August 4, 2014, with Dr. Ruth Houbertz as CEO.

2013

  • Foundation of Multiphoton Optics (MPO) GmbH as a Fraunhofer spin-off on September 13, 2013, with Dr. Markus Riester as CEO and Dr. Ruth Houbertz as CTO.
  • Prototype development phase.
  • MPO wins the Green Photonics Award SPIE and the Cowin Award EU.

2012

  • Project Light Matter Interaction Industries (LMI2).

2011

  • Focusing business plan on optical data communication, large PCB backplanes, Optical Chip Packaging, identification of opportunities for large-area applications.

2009

  • Drafting of first business plan ideas, market analysis High-Performance Computing (HPC).

2008

  • Initial idea of spin off as means for commercializing TPA for different markets (optical data communication, biomedical, …).

2007

  • Strong expansion of TPA activities at Fraunhofer ISC for demonstrating different application opportunities.

2005

  • Joint project Markus Riester (@AT&S) and Ruth Houbertz (Fraunhofer ISC) on TPA waveguide structuring.

2001

  • First TPA materials and experiments (Fraunhofer ISC, LZH).