Investing in photonics (in Europe)

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In April 2015 the European Photonics Venture Forum took place and a short video gives a powerful impression of this particularly successful event which brought together 110 people from 15 countries. Presentations included 24 short product presentations, 30 investors, and 45 one-on-one meetings. The video can be viewed directly on https://youtube/IgWa8gUNWXw or on the dedicated EPIC Venture & Finance website.

Europe has 5000 companies involved in photonics, and Europe is a leader in several technologies with applications in many markets. Do not hesitate to contact Carlos Lee at EPIC ( for any assistance related to expanding your manufacturing in Europe, investing in European photonics companies, purchasing from European companies, establishing research collaborations, or raising capital (for members only). EPIC will be present at LASER World of PHOTONICS on 22-25 June in Munich, visit us at booth EW400 located Entrance West directly after registration.

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