Jose Pozo
Field Of Expertise: Photonics

Dr. Jose Pozo is Director of Technology and Innovation at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium). As EPIC’s CTO, he represents 700+ companies active in the field of Photonics. His job consists on actively engaging with them and provide them with tools to strengthen their position in the supply chain; such tools are the organization of 25 technology workshops per year, provision of market intelligence and finding B2B leads.

"Photonics (the physical science of light generation, detection, and manipulation) has been my passion for over 20 years. But I’ve never witnessed so much innovation being turned into real business than now. Light enabled technologies are critical to recovery in a post-COVID-19 world. My role in EPIC is to help amplify prototypes that are ready to scale and explore new fields where photonics can make an impact."

He has the vision that the future of optoelectronic manufacturing can take place in Europe to a large extent, and as part of that vision he is actively involved in the EU-funded pilot lines. He has 20 years’ background in photonics technology, market knowledge, and a large network within the industrial and academic photonics landscape. Dr. Pozo holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Bristol, U.K., and a M.Sc. and B.Eng. in telecom engineering from UPNA (Spain) / VUB (Belgium). In addition, Dr. Jose Pozo has worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), EU proposal coordinator at TNO (The Netherlands), and Sr. Photonics Technology Consultant at PNO Consultants.

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