History

2020
  • Reached the Jury Stage list of Großer Preis des Mittelstandes 2020
  • Nearly doubled employees compared to end of 2018
  • Expanded production und application labs
2019
  • Launch of LithoProf3D®-GSII
  • Closed a production agreement for industrial serial production of micro optics on laser dies
  • Series B Financing Round closed with FTTF as new investor
  • Finalist at the TCT Award and the Großer Preis des Mittelstands
2018Winner of Best of Industry Award, Additive Manufacturing category
2017
  • Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG as global production partner
  • Winner Fraunhofer-Gründerpreis 2016
2016
  • Market launch of several products of the LithoX3D series and of the industrial software platform LithoSoft3D
  • Prism Award
2015
  • Series A Financing Round closed in October
  • Launch of software product LithoSoft3D
  • Launch of first industrial equipment platform LithoProf3D in February
  • Transfer of the company to its new facilities in Würzburg
2014 Seed Round closed in October 2014
2014 Reorganization of MPO on August 4, 2014, with Dr. Ruth Houbertz as CEO
2013 Foundation of Multiphoton Optics (MPO) GmbH, September 13, 2013, with Dr. Markus Riester as CEO and Dr. Ruth Houbertz as CTO
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)