PREIN represented in the EPIC Annual General Meeting in Finland
The European Photonics Industry Consortium, EPIC is the world leading industry association for organizations working in the field of photonics in Europe. EPIC represents over 800 companies creating a strong network for the whole industry in Europe.
The APIC Annual General Meeting (AGM) is EPIC’s most important event, dedicated exclusively to its members and inviting the CEOs of the companies. In 2023, the AGM is hosted in Helsinki Finland on March 27-30, 2023.
The programme of the event includes two days of visits to photonics companies in Tampere and Espoo respectively. The Tampere visit hosted by PREIN includes visits to the photonics laboratories at Tampere University. During the Espoo visit, participants also visit the VTT MicroNova facilities.
EPIC delegation visting Tampere University
In addition there are two days dedicated to showcasing the activities of the Finnish EPIC member companies, a photonics market, growth and investment session. Conference on entrepreneurship, investment and exit strategy as well as a conference on globalisation, supply chain, and public support in Europe. There are several speakers form Finnish photonics companies. PREIN representatives Jyrki Saarinen from UEF, Juha Purmonen form UEF and Photonics Finland, Mircea Guina from TAU and Jukka Hast from VTT represent the Finnish photonics ecosystem and research and industry collaboration. The PREIN flagship and partner universities also have a stand in the exhibition.
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