Photonics is a key pervasive technology that enables innovative and revolutionary solutions and products in diverse markets such as lifescience, agrofood, healthcare, security, defence, consumer, environment, energy, telecom/datacom… The photonics industry is going through a transformation due to the maturity of the technologies and the fact that the implementation of these mature technologies is economically viable. The industry is going through numerous acquisitions, and there are many companies raising capital ( – spreadsheets “List of investments in photonics” & “List of M&A in photonics”).

Yet the photonics industry is hard to navigate both because of the vast amount of companies (there are 5000 companies in Europe involved in Photonics but 86% of them are SMEs), and the intrinsic fact that there are no ‘photonics’ companies but rather companies that develop sensors, lasers, optics, fibres, photonic integrated circuits, …

Photonics is Everywhere!

EPIC has published a video, with more than 32000 views so far, providing examples of photonic applications, you can watch it on Video: Photonics is Everywhere!


To support the development of the industry, EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) has 2 key people available to support you:

Carlos Lee
Carlos Lee
Director General

Carlos Lee, Director General, with over 10.000 contacts in the photonics industry is one of the best connected people in the field. He brings with him a strong background in microelectronics which was acquired through several management positions held at the international association SEMI. Carlos has a BBA in Finance and an MBA in Leadership & Change Management from United Business Institutes.