EPIC welcomes new board members

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Benno Oderkerk, president of EPIC welcoming Christian Bosshard (left) and Samuel Bucourt (right) to the EPIC board at EPIC board meeting in Torino in February 2019


Christian Bosshard, vice president of CSEM, and Samuel Bucourt, CEO of Imagine Optic, will be joining the board of directors of European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC).

They will replace Kurt Weingarten, managing partner of Tarkas Ventures, and Bruno Mourey, vice president of CEA-Leti.

Bosshard is the vice president at CSEM, a non-profit Swiss research and technology organisation. He is managing developments in the fields of micro-nano optics and photonics, sensing and security, and large area and flexible systems.

Bucourt founded Imagine Optic in 1996 and Imagine Eyes in 2003. These companies are focused on offering instrumentation based on wavefront sensing and adaptive optics for academics, industrial and medical purposes. He started his career by developing a 3D probe based on conoscopi holography (Le Conoscope). Bucourt also serves as a VP of Photonics France, the National French Photonics trade association.

EPIC is an industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. Its members encompass the entire value chain from LED lighting, photovoltaic solar energy, photonics integrated circuits, optical components, lasers, sensors, imaging, displays, projectors, fibre optics and other photonics related technologies.

‘It’s a privilege to have Christian and Samuel on our board of directors and to have their expertise and knowledge of the photonics industry to EPIC association and its members. EPIC’s model of connecting the European photonics community worldwide is through collaboration and partnerships, and we look forward to working with Christian and Samuel to further promote photonic technologies and innovations,’ said Benno Oderkerk, president of EPIC.