Become member of EPIC to expand your resources and influence in the photonics industry, grow business opportunities and technology partnerships. Download EPIC Membership Benefits 2021 presentation.

EPIC Membership Benefits Video 2017

EPIC Membership Benefits Video

About EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

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There are many tangible and intangible benefits to EPIC membership such as having a dedicated organisation championing your sector ensuring you can be seen and heard. However, there is much more. Organisations that actively participate derive the greatest value from their membership including:

  1. Create a favourable legislative and regulatory environment for the photonics community: by taking an active role in EPIC public policy activities to advocate for regulations and legislation favourable to the photonics community and your company. EPIC is your vehicle to reach government representatives, the European institutions, Public funding bodies as well as Global Institutions.
  2. Participate in commercial trade missions and business events.
  3. Gain access to EPIC’s market studies, technology reports, newsletters and flash alerts at no charge.
  4. Get involved in roadmap and standard development that increase quality and performance while decreasing manufacturing costs.
  5. Get support for R&D activities proposals.
  6. Benefit from reduced registration fees for attendance at EPIC events, and other partner discounts.
  7. Gain access to a network from within your entire supply chain.
  8. Gain recognition as an industry leader: use the EPIC logo as part of your marketing to demonstrate that you are part of the association of photonics industry leaders.
  9. Gain access to an industry-specific platform to post your job vacancies and press releases: on the EPIC website.
  10. Gain recognition as a supporter of long-term education and training activities to ensure the engineers of tomorrow.

What do EPIC members say about the association?

  1. “I take pride in being a member of the Board of Directors of EPIC as I consider the association to be a premier player in every way.” Heinz Seyringer, Head of Research Collaborations, Zumtobel Group
  2. “In the EPIC network you identify promising technical opportunities to innovate a continuous stream of new products that meet market needs.” Rolf Münter, Head of Business Development, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE
  3. “EPIC promotes our company’s technological leadership and helps us interact with key members in the Photonics industry.” Eric Mottay, President and CEO, Amplitude Systèmes
  4. “I particularly appreciate the work that EPIC does with the EU, as this means that the industry gets a much closer insight into the thought process and influence areas of interest to our company.” Hans van den Vlekkert, CEO, LioniX
  5. “EPIC has built a strong network of companies focusing on collaboration. A very valuable resource for us and the Photonics community.” Jan Meise, CEO, AMS Technologies
  6. “At EPIC workshops we meet customers and early adopters in the marketplace in order to gain insight into market trends.” Luc Coupet, Sales Engineer, Andor (an Oxford Instruments company)
  7. “EPIC events are very well organised, and every time I get to know interesting people. Often mutual business opportunities emerge from these new contacts.” Oliver Pust, Director Sales and Marketing, Delta Optical Thin Film A/S
  8. “Companies don’t make business, people make business and then engage their companies. EPIC plays an efficient role in connecting experts along the value chain.” Torsten Vahrenkamp, CEO, ficonTEC
  9. “EPIC effectively connects European photonics companies with each other and with European authorities. The information about European initiatives and the great network of international members from our industry are unrivalled.” Thomas Kessler, Vice President European Operations, Edmund Optics
  10. “Through the EPIC network I discover and validate new technologies that are relevant in the development of our product roadmap.” René Heideman, CTO, LioniX