The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) signed a collaboration agreement on the last week of November 2020, bringing together members and knowledge to better serve and strengthen the photonics and machine vision industries.

Thomas Lübkemeier (green frame), general manager at EMVA during the EPIC Online Meeting on November 23 next to other participants (click to enlarge; source: EPIC)

The memorandum of understanding signature was publicly announced at the EPIC Online Technology Meeting on 3D Sensing on 23 November 2020. The collaboration between EMVA and EPIC is focused on cooperative activities involving continued industry endorsement of standards and supporting the development of an efficient and sustainable industry.

Driving the standards in machine vision technology

The partnership will encourage cooperation between the members, including participation at events, collaboration on information exchange and promotion, and advisory mandates to develop an efficient and sustainable industry. Dr Jose Pozo, CTO of EPIC, said: “Having EMVA on board as a partner brings the opportunity to EPIC members to build potential collaborations and partnerships with the key players of the machine vision industry. The main goal of this cooperation is to facilitate the communication between different parts of the value chain towards building common voice for the interests of companies using machine vision technologies.”

Implementing agreements and standards for machine vision technology

“The collaboration with EPIC supports our members and the wider machine vision industry by strengthing links across a broad value chain and increasing opportunities for collaboration” said Thomas Lübkemeier, general manager at EMVA. “At the same time, worldwide standards provide an important basis for industry growth, and we look forward to working with the extensive network of EPIC to support this topic.” (Source: EPIC)

Links: EMVA Vision Knowledge Center, European Machine Vision Association, Barcelona, SpainEuropean Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), Paris, France

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