Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £12.9bn industry employing over 65,000 people in the UK

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Who are the PLG?

Who are the PLG?

The PLG is a voluntary collective of photonics industry and academic leaders

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Future Challenges

Future Challenges

Four key challanges that will be address by photonics innovation

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Scottish Optoelectronics Association celebrates 25th anniversary

The Photonics Leadership Group joins the whole photonics community in celebrating the silver anniversary of the Scottish Optoelectroincs Association. The Scottish Optoelectronics Association is one of the oldest photonics networks in the world, raising awareness of photonics and bringing local stakeholders together. Scotland remains a vibrant cluster of photonics manufacturing and reseach in the UK…

Photonics for advanced manufacturing- EUREKA collaborative R&D competition

A new EUREKA competition for advanced photonics manufacturing projects opened 25 March 2019. Briefing events in London, Edinburgh, St. Asaph and Cardiff. Closing date for submissions 25 July 2019. Project should address advanced or industrial manufacturing i.e. the use and/or integration of innovative technology to improve products or processes. Total eligible projects cost between €750,000…

IOP Business Awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the Institute of Physics business awards. Photonics businesses have been award winners in many previous years and strong submission are encouraged for 2019. The Business Innovation Award recognises small, medium and large companies that have excelled in innovation, delivering significant economic and/or societal impact through the application of physics. The…

Photonics for robotics in extreme environments – new Innovate competition

Innovate UK will open a £2 million competition for projects to develop reliable extreme environment grade electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI systems. Supported through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Robotics and AI for Extreme and Challenging Environments Challenge, this competition illustrates the importance of photonics in enabling solutions to key societal…

EU Photonics funding competition deadlines approach

With deadlines of March 28 2019, there are three currently open Horizon2020 European funding calls. No matter the result of the Brexit negotiations UK government has promised to underwrite the financial contributions to any UK partner for successful applications submitted before 29 March. Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices to provide open…