10 December 2020
Vector joins European Photonics Industry Consortium
Semiconductor laser start-up Vector Photonics Ltd (which was spun off from Scotland’s University of Glasgow in March) has joined the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), the largest active network of photonics-related companies in Europe.
EPIC’s membership of 644 companies spans industry sectors including photonics integrated circuits; optical components; lasers and sensor production; optical fiber communications; and further industries enabled by photonics-related technologies. “It has worldwide recognition and influence, providing a strong, network environment for photonics-enabled companies,” comments Vector Photonics’ CEO Neil Martin. “EPIC seeks to facilitate technological and commercial growth for members and to identity new and emerging photonics markets for research and development. EPIC is a critical part of the European photonics industry,” he adds.
“Vector Photonics brings an exceptional contribution to the consortium through its revolutionary new PCSEL-based compound semiconductor laser technology,” comments Dr Jose Pozo, director of technology & innovation at EPIC. “Neil Martin was a keynote speaker at our AGM in Glasgow last year. It’s great to have his new company amongst our membership and to retain his photonics expertise within our organization.”