About us

Who we are

ICON Photonics proposes innovative high-performance optical coupling and packaging solutions for several applications : very high-speed optical communications, free-space communications, PIC, beam shaping… The company was founded in 2018 after more than 6 years of research on the optical coupling domain, which led to breakthrough solutions.


Our Team – Management

Charles Goëller, Eng

Charles is in charge of the business development and the global marketing strategy of ICON Photonics.

3 years of experience in international business development of technological solutions.

Carlos Viana, PhD

Carlos is responsible of the ICON Photonics general strategy and
development.

10 years of experience in photonics technologies and business development.

Jean-Luc Polleux, PhD

Jean-Luc leads the scientific development and scientific relations of ICON Photonics.

Professor at ESIEE Paris, 20 years of experience in Photonics and microwaves.

COO & Associate Partner

CEO & Co-founder

CSO & Co-founder

Our Team – Management

Carlos Viana, PhD

Carlos is responsible of the ICON Photonics general strategy and
development.

10 years of experience in photonics technologies and business development.

CEO & Co-founder

Charles Goëller, Eng

Charles is in charge of the business development and the global marketing strategy of ICON Photonics.

3 years of experience in international business development of technological solutions.

COO & Associate Partner

Jean-Luc Polleux, PhD

Jean-Luc leads the scientific development and scientific relations of ICON Photonics.

Professor at ESIEE Paris, 20 years of experience in Photonics and microwaves.

CSO & Co-founder

Advisory Board

Andreas UMBACH, PhD

Andreas Umbach has more than 20 years experience in Photonics industry. CEO at Auccept, former CEO at u2t Photonics and General Manager at Finisar Germany GmbH.

Michel MARITON, PhD

Michel Mariton has over 30 years of professional experience in Photonics industry. He has held executive management positions in international optoelectronic companies (HORIBA Jobin Yvon, SURYS, AMPLITUDE Laser etc.).

Dominique DUFOUR, MBA

Dominique Dufour is a proven senior management executive with over 30 years’ experience in worldwide companies (J&J, Bayer Pharma, Nutricia Danone, DELL, Carestream Dental and Danaher Group).

Our History

ICON Photonics is a spin-off of ESIEE Paris. The activity from the co-founders resulted in a breakthrough coupling solution, engaging the creation of the company.

  • 2014: first POCs, international patent deposit
  • 2010 – 2017: development of ICON Photonics’ Technology, products, and ecosystem
  • 2018: ICON Photonics registration
  • 2019: First customers

 

Our Facilities

The company has access to a 650m² clean-room and a specific laboratory that hosts our characterization platform and some of our resources. It enables the company to develop a wide range of capabilities, including prototyping, characterization & testing, and production from small to medium size series volume.

This reinforces our ability to adapt and customize our knowledge to each specific application and development.

Our Facilities

The company has access to a 650m² clean-room and a specific laboratory that hosts our characterization platform and some of our resources. It enables the company to develop a wide range of capabilities, including prototyping, characterization & testing, and production from small to medium size series volume.

This reinforces our ability to adapt and customize our knowledge to each specific application and development.

Our Partners

ICON Photonics is a member of the European Photonics Industry Cluster EPIC and the Deep Tech Paris Region cluster SYSTEMATIC.

ICON Photonics is also accompanied by key partners such as BPI France, Wilco, Incubateur Descartes, IGEU, Erganeo…

Partners

ICON Photonics is a member of the European Photonics Industry Cluster EPIC and the Deep Tech Paris Region cluster SYSTEMATIC.

ICON Photonics is also accompanied by key partners such as BPI France, Wilco, Incubateur Descartes, IGEU, Erganeo…