EPIC's Carlos Lee wins 2015 PNO Photonics Innovation Award

The customers of PNO Consultants voted Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, winner of the first PNO Photonics Innovation Award.

EPIC director general Carlos Lee receives the first PNO Photonics Innovation Award. (Image credit: PNO Consultants)
EPIC director general Carlos Lee receives the first PNO Photonics Innovation Award. (Image credit: PNO Consultants)

IMAGE: EPIC director general Carlos Lee receives the first PNO Photonics Innovation Award. (Image credit: PNO Consultants)

The first PNO Photonics Innovation Award winner was announced at the Photonics Event 2015, 3-4 June 2015, Veldhoven, Netherlands. Out of the shortlisted candidates, the customers of PNO Consultants (Schiphol, Netherlands) voted Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC; Paris, France), winner of the first PNO Photonics Innovation Award, for his constant dissemination and cross-connection activities in benefit of the photonics community.

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As a result of increasing awareness by the European Commission on photonics as a Key Enabling Technology, PNO Consultants has seen a major increase of its customer portfolio in the field of photonics technology. Moreover, high-technology consultants at PNO are constantly impressed by the innovation capacity as well as potential market growth by their new and existing customers in this sector. In order to support the photonics community formed by those PNO customers, the first PNO Photonics Innovation Award has been created.

Based on the Innovation recent achievements in the field of Innovation, PNO shortlisted five candidates and asked their photonics-related customers to vote for the one they deemed most deserving. EPIC, as winner of the PNO Photonics Innovation Award, has received a voucher of 3000 Euros (nearly $3370) worth of professional consultancy to be used for any of the innovation services provided by PNO.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by Europe's leading grant advisory firm with a focus on photonics. Connecting companies, promoting innovation, building partnerships, is the core business of EPIC," said Carlos Lee upon receiving the award.

SOURCE: PNO Consultants; http://www.pnoconsultants.nl/news/carlos-lee-directeur-epic-wint-pno-photonics-innovation-award-2015

This article was originally published on 6/4/2015

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