Meetoptics is an AI-powered metasearch in optics and photonics, and currently the largest up-to-date database in optics & photonics that exists.

Photonics is present in the newest high-tech applications: LIDAR, Automotive, VR & AR, advanced manufacturing, medical imaging and diagnose and quantum technologies. 

With their customized search engine, the company’s aim is to help researchers and optical engineers to find products easier and faster, and help them develop technologies based on light, making the search for photonics technologies more accessible. 

The platform allows users to quickly find, filter, compare and buy optical components from +100 suppliers around the world. Meetoptics also provides users direct access to photonics service providers.

Interview with Barbara Buades, Co-Founder & CEO at Meetoptics.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Barbara Buades: MEETOPTICS is a comprehensive search engine that allows users to find and purchase photonics products from various suppliers worldwide, all in one convenient site. Users can buy some products directly through our website or request quotes via our platform, which connects them with suppliers by email. Our product offerings include optics, lasers and light sources, optomechanics, fiber optics, detection devices, electro-optics and electronics, design software, raw materials, and custom suppliers. 

Additionally, we provide specialized services such as connecting users with highly specialized optical manufacturers for custom products, offering optical design services analyzed by expert optical engineers, and providing system integration and assembly services evaluated by physicists and optical engineers. Each request is meticulously analyzed to ensure the highest quality service and support.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

B.B: MEETOPTICS is thrilled to introduce several exciting updates to our platform. Firstly, we have developed our own ray tracing simulator, which is now freely available for users. This tool empowers users to design, analyze, and test optical systems with ease and precision, enhancing their capabilities in photonics technology. 

Additionally, we launched a new feature that enables seamless purchasing directly through our platform. Furthermore, we have developed an academy page, offering a bunch of technical information to support our users in their exploration of optics and photonics. 

These updates are a sign of our commitment to providing innovative solutions and different resources to the optics community.

We keep adding new features, products, and suppliers, so stay tuned!

Barbara Buades, Co-Founder & CEO at Meetoptics.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

B.B: MEETOPTICS offers a wide range of services. First, our search engine has +100K products including optics, lasers, optomechanics, fiber optics, detection devices, electro-optics, design software, and raw materials from +100 worldwide suppliers. On the other hand, we connect users with photonic service providers to help them with custom products, optical design services, system integration and assembly services.

We also developed a ray tracing simulator that provides users with a free tool for designing and testing optical systems. Additionally, our platform has a forum for discussing technical questions and career paths, as well as an academy page providing technical information and resources on optics and photonics.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

B.B: The market in which MEETOPTICS operates is dynamic and evolving. Photonics technologies continue to play a crucial role in various industries, including automotive, telecommunications, healthcare, and consumer electronics. There is a growing demand for advanced optical components and systems to support emerging applications such as LiDAR, augmented reality, and quantum technologies. Additionally, the integration of photonics into traditional industries like manufacturing and agriculture is expanding, driving market growth. Despite global economic challenges, the photonics market remains resilient, with continued investment in research and development, as well as increasing adoption of photonics solutions across diverse sectors. 

MEETOPTICS is well-positioned with a go-to-platform for sourcing optical products, accessing specialized services, and fostering collaboration within the photonics community.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

B.B: In the optics and photonics market, several key trends are driving industry dynamics. One significant trend is the growing integration of photonics technologies across diverse sectors such as telecommunications, healthcare, and automotive industries. This integration comes with advancements in areas like LiDAR systems, biomedical imaging, and autonomous vehicles. Additionally, there’s a notable shift towards sustainability, with the development of eco-friendly photonics solutions. Furthermore, the convergence of photonics with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G is creating new opportunities for innovation. MEETOPTICS keeps pace with these trends to provide users with access to photonic technologies and services, facilitating collaboration and driving progress within the industry.

Another notable trend are ecommerce platforms. These platforms provide a centralized hub where users can easily access and purchase a wide range of products from various suppliers. This trend addresses the need for convenience and efficiency, eliminating the time-consuming process of manually searching and comparing amongst multiple suppliers. 

MEETOPTICS exemplifies this trend by offering a platform with over 100 suppliers from around the world and +100K products which are up-to-date and can be purchased. By providing a one-stop-shop for optical products, MEETOPTICS ensures convenience, accessibility, and speed for users seeking photonics solutions.

The Founders

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

B.B: We’re thrilled to showcase a diverse array of innovative products and services from our suppliers who are at the forefront of optical technology. Laser technology, for instance, continues to advance with manufacturers developing compact yet powerful sources for various applications. Our suppliers also excel in creating innovative detection devices, including high-resolution imaging sensors and specialized solutions for fields like LiDAR and biomedical imaging. Additionally, they offer electronics and electro-optics that seamlessly integrate with optical systems, enhancing their performance and efficiency. Our platform connects users with these innovative suppliers, ensuring access to the latest advancements driving technological innovation.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

B.B: In 2024, we anticipate significant growth across various aspects of our platform. Firstly, we project an increase in both users and suppliers, as we continue to expand our offerings within the optics and photonics community. We plan to introduce new product lines, such as machinery, to meet the evolving needs of our users. Additionally, we aim to implement new features focused on enhancing user experience, including a more user-friendly platform and improved search functionality to simplify product finding. Accessibility on mobile devices will be a key focus area, ensuring that users can seamlessly access our platform from any device. Furthermore, we plan to introduce a similar product recommendation feature, allowing users to explore alternative options and make informed purchasing decisions. Overall, we are committed to continual innovation and improvement to provide the best possible experience for our users.