Association Partners

ACCESS.SPACE Alliance, is a non-profit association supporting and bringing together the New Space industry in Europe and beyond. ACCESS.SPACE seeks to bring together the small satellite sector and stakeholders to create dialogue and foster collaboration among innovating satellite companies and to address their key issues. www.access.space

AILU and EPIC work together in Europe. AILU is run by and for the UK laser community, its membership extends over five continents and is made up of laser users in industry and academia as well as by manufacturers and suppliers of lasers and laser-related equipment and services. The association enjoys worldwide recognition for the practical advice it offers on technical and business matters related to laser applications in manufacturing. It is a leader in fostering co-operation and collaboration within the laser community, promoting best practice in industrial laser materials processing and allied technologies and supports the maintenance and improvement of standards for laser safety and performance.

AIM Photonics (American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics) is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling ROI to the U.S. economy. The Institute’s goal is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key lessons, processes, and approaches to the photonic integrated circuit industry. AIM Photonics supports SMEs, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government, and academic communities. We are creating a National PIC manufacturing infrastructure, widely accessible and inherently flexible to meet the challenges of the marketplace with practical, innovative solutions.

AIPHSince 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

CECIMO and EPIC work together in Europe. CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, it brings together 15 national Associations of Machine Tool Builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe, over 80% of which are SMEs. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly 21 Billion EUR in 2011.

Clean Rivers HUB is a not-for-profit association that promote circular and scalable solutions aimed at keeping our rivers and oceans free of plastic and other pollutants. Our goal is to become a hub of knowledge and experiences about these clean-up and conservation efforts, so they can be shared across the globe for faster solutions, all while preventing mistakes and duplicate actions. We combine capabilities and solutions for a greater positive impact.

COBO and EPIC are mutually motivated in cooperative activities involving industry endorsement of standards and technology roadmaps. Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) is membership-driven, mutual-benefit, non-profit corporation developing specifications for the use of embedded optical modules in the manufacturing of networking equipment (i.e., switches, servers). The consortium references industry specifications where possible and develops specifications where required with attention to electrical interfaces, pin-outs, connectors, thermals and materials for the development of interchangeable and interoperable optical modules that can be mounted onto motherboards and daughtercards. 

DIGITALEUROPE and EPIC work together in Europe. As a matter of fact, the office of EPIC is hosted in the facilities of DIGITALEUROPE. DIGITALEUROPE, the leading industry body for the main actors of the digital economy, represents over 100 members of the world’s largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe.

Driving Vision News (DVN), has been the driver and vehicle lighting and vision world’s journal of reference for around 12 years now, over which time we’ve expanded its reach and scope to encompass driver assistance systems (ADAS) and car interiors. Lighting, driver assistance systems, and car interiors are among the strongest growing technologies for active and passive safety in car design. DVN is your one-stop source of the information you need to keep up with all the important events and innovations happening in these industries. But DVN is more than just a news and information pipeline. It’s a global community of networked experts sharing information about lighting, ADAS and car interior innovations. And one of the biggest strengths of this community is the strength-in-numbers it takes to optimize regulations and standards to move innovations out of the labs and onto the road to maximize vehicle occupants’ safety, comfort, and convenience.

European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), is a non-for-profit and non-commercial association representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe. The association has been founded in 2003 in Barcelona by industry representatives from all over Europe as a network to promote the development and use of machine vision technology. The EMVA is open for all types of organizations having a stake in machine vision, computer vision, embedded vision or imaging technologies: manufacturers, system and machine builders, integrators, distributors, consultancies, research organizations and academia. All members – as the 100% owners of the association – benefit from the networking, cooperation and the numerous and diverse activities of the EMVA.

The Ethernet Alliance is a global, non-profit, industry consortium of member organizations that are dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies. Its members include system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals. Ethernet Alliance members work together to take Ethernet standards to the marketplace. They support and originate activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability testing to demonstrations to education.

FarmTech Society (FTS) is an international non-profit industry association that unites and supports the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, seeking to strengthen the sector through the development and implementation of resilient and future proof methods and technologies for indoor growing.

FTTH Council Europe and EPIC work together in Europe. Founded in 2004, it is an industry organisation whose mission is to accelerate the availability of fibre-based, ultra-high-speed access networks for the benefit of consumers and businesses across the continent.

Greenlight for Girls and EPIC work together to promote photonics towards students in the context of EPIC Adopt A Classroom. Greenlight for Girls is an international organisation dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) subjects by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways!

The IEEE Photonics Society is the professional home for a global network of scientists, engineers and allied professionals who advance laser, optoelectronics, and photonics technology. As a technical society representing the IEEE, it is a vital part of the world’s largest technical professional organization of more than 400,000 members dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, educational activities, and humanitarian initiatives, the IEEE Photonics Society provides its members in more than 160 countries the opportunity to grow professionally and stay on the forefront of transformational breakthroughs in photonics.

IUVA the international ultraviolet association was established to serve the following aims and objective, to provide a forum for the discussion of all scientific and technological issues that relate to the use of ultraviolet light; to provide a common voice for the interests of companies using ultraviolet technologies and manufacturing ultraviolet lamps or equipment; to organize periodic international and national conferences focused on ultraviolet technologies; to encourage the establishment of rational terms, units and nomenclature in the fields of ultraviolet technology; to encourage research into the advancement of the applications of ultraviolet technologies; to encourage the adoption of rational environmental regulations that would encourage the use of ultraviolet technologies.

Joint Forces for Solar (JF4S) initiative is supported by EPIC because it promotes photovoltaic solar energy. JF4S is a global synergy of stakeholders along the solar value chain from international corporations to local installers. It brings grass-roots knowledge and know-how to a global dimension and international best practice to local markets. With its signature event series “PV Briefing & Networking Forum”, the initiative aims to bring together local decision-makers with international companies from the solar industry to encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise and pave the way for business partnerships.

KM ZERO Food Innovation Hub develops disruptive projects providing them with experience, solvency, and knowledge of the industrial and corporate sector. We promote entrepreneurs and build innovative businesses that allow us to anticipate the future of food through open innovation.

LightingEurope is an industry association representing leading European lighting manufacturers, national lighting associations, and companies producing materials. We are committed to innovation, sustainability, quality and leadership. We contribute to shape policy and establish industry standards and guidelines. We are dedicated to promoting efficient lighting practices for the benefit of the global environment, human comfort, and the health and safety of consumers.

The Nanophotonics Europe Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with the objective of promoting science and technology in the emerging area of nanophotonics. Its mission is to forge partnerships between industry and academia, promote scientific excellence and provide input to international roadmapping activities, and to contribute to European research policy and work programs in all areas where nanophotonics can have significant impacts.

Organic Electronics Saxony (OES) is Europe’s leading cluster for organic semiconductors. OES understands itself as a technological exchange platform and joins together the leading Saxon and Central German companies and research institutes in the field of organic electronics. The strategic objective is the continuous development of the know-how of organic, printed and flexible electronics in the global challenge.

OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of 100+ industry leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors collaborating to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry’s ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done.

PETRA (Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association) is developing world-leading photonics devices, packaging and integration technologies through the collaboration of experts in these technology fields. PETRA is an Incorporated Technology Research Association, the organization is approved by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). PETRA carries on National Research and Developments Projects on leading-edge “Photonics and Electronics Converged Devices and Systems” in Information and Communication Technology area, where photonics technology and electronics technology are mutually incorporated.

Quantum Business Network (QBN), the member-driven innovation network founded in 2020 is building a strong quantum industry in Europe by promoting networking, business creation and the development of organizations working in the field of quantum technologies and its value chains. Gathering after one year more than 30 members worldwide ranging from large corporates through SMEs and startups to RTOs, universities and ministries, QBN provides its members with business acceleration and technological advancement through industry collaborations, tailored hands-on support and a trust-based environment for knowledge exchange and technology transfer. The QBN team puts its global network, deep market insights and experience in company and ecosystem building for the good of quantum technologies’ future.

SEAFOM, founded in 2006, is an international joint industry forum, which had an original vision to promote the growth of fiber optics in subsea applications. As time has moved on this vision has been enlarged to encompass what can be considered as the stepping stones to such challenging applications, and so now encompasses all upstream oil and gas industry applications.

SEMI and EPIC work together in Europe. SEMI is the global industry association that serves the manufacturing supply chain for the micro and nanoelectronics industry. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations and technologies that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products and devices that bring the power of the digital age to more people every day. SEMI Europe bundles the forces of the European industry involved in semiconductor-related research and development as well as manufacturing across the entire value chain.

The Association for Vertical Farming is an internationally active nonprofit organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Vertical Farming technologies, designs and businesses.

UK Metamaterials Network brings together experts from academia, industry, and governmental agencies to resolve interdisciplinary challenges for this exciting field of emerging materials from theory, fabrication, experiment, to large-scale manufacturing and field testing. The Network’s key aim is to build a vibrant and creative, multidisciplinary community to accelerate novel and innovative metamaterials research and exploitation pathways, while securing and building the UK’s sovereign capability and prosperity in this crucial scientific area.

VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies. VRARA has over 50 chapters around the world and a community of over 4,200 organizations. It has 20 committees working groups developing best practices, guidelines and standards. By connecting cross vertical knowledge at a global scale, the VRARA helps members accelerate their go-to-market strategy.