EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium, was founded in 2003 and now there are 650 members.
14 people including 7 PhDs work there. The General Manager is Carlos Lee, and the CTO is José Poso.
EPIC advances the interests of the industry and their member companies in a variety of ways including:
• Networking on photonic technologies with events, media interface, and market research;
• General information by newsletters, and
• Online technical meetings—120 of them a year.
These meetings last around two hours from eight conferences of companies outside EPIC which generally present their needs in photonics, such as electronics, optics, lases, and sensors. One of these meetings, the 27th of this month, will focus on vehicle lighting. EPIC has set up an information page about the meeting here. Car manufacturers and lighting suppliers will talk and listen with tier-2 suppliers belonging to EPIC.