The European Photonic Industry Consortium (EPIC) has appointed Dr Jose Pozo as director of technology and innovation starting 1 January 2016.
Before EPIC’s appointment, Pozo acted as the senior photonic technology consultant at PNO Consultants. In his new role, Jose will support the 240 members of EPIC by contributing expertise and connecting companies in applications areas ranging from optical fibres and free space optics, to large area organic photonic structures and nanophotonics. He is focused on exploiting his extended network of industrial and research partners to form consortia along the supply chain.
‘In general, my view on the business case of photonics is based on the development of standard mature technologies by means of the combination of the existing platforms and foundries, getting the best out of each of them by means of process integration. I think that SMEs have the key for enabling this, specially using affordable prototyping infrastructures available in Europe for technology validation. I strongly believe in SMEs as a key to turning around Europe’s economy. My personal goal is to utilise my technological knowledge to play a pivotal role in the cross sectorial applications that the hundreds of EPIC members enable,’ Pozo said.
Drew Nelson, president of EPIC, added: ‘Jose Pozo is a well-known expert in the European photonics industry and has a successful track record in creating and managing technology working groups and value chains.’