News and Reviews (May 2014)

European Photonics Network: EPIC

EPIC Logo- Did you know that there are more than 5,000 photonic companies in Europe?
- Did you know that the European photonics ecosystem quantified last year´s European revenue to € 65.8 billion?
- Did you know that in 2013 over 377,000 people were employed in the field of photonics?
- Did you know that 2015 will be the International Year of Light? These are reasons enough for Nanoscribe to join the European Photonics Industry Consortium – EPIC.

The main objective of this industry association is the promotion and sustainable  development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. EPIC members encompass the entire value chain from LED lighting, photovoltaic solar energy, photonics integrated circuits, optical components, lasers, sensors, imaging, displays, projectors, optic fiber, and other photonic related technologies.

“EPIC Director General Carlos Lee is convinced that photonics often does not demand high production volumes, and that it is important for companies to have access to low-scale manufacturing through foundries or universities that already have the necessary equipment and infrastructure.”*
* BioPhotonics Feb 2014