The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) has chosen Dr. Jose Pozo as its director of technology and innovation. In this role, Pozo will support the 240 members of EPIC by contributing expertise and connecting companies to each other. "In general, my view on the business case of photonics is based on the development of standard, mature technologies by means of the combination of the existing platforms and foundries, getting the best out of each of them by means of process integration," Pozo said. "I think that [small and medium enterprises] have the key for enabling this, specially using affordable prototyping infrastructures available in Europe for technology validation." Previously the senior photonic technology consultant at PNO Consultants in Rijswijk, Netherlands, Pozo is focused on using his extended network of industrial and research partners to form consortia along the supply chain. "Jose has deep technology knowledge and a genuine passion for photonics," said Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC. "I have witnessed how effective he is at understanding our members’ priorities and challenges. Jose is a great addition to the EPIC team."