Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £13.5bn industry employing over 69,000 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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Expanded support for Innovate grant holders

Innovate UK has launched a number of new support packages for existing innovate grant holders. These include additional grants for fully funding the remaining costs of live projects, automatic 3 month extensions and monthly payments. Apply quickly – Continuity grants are available only until 29 MAY 2020. For those businesses with active Innovate projects facing…

Coronavirus impact survey on UK Photonics and Acoustics industries

The PLG are requesting input to a short, 12 question, survey to gauge the impact of coronavirus restrictions on the photonics and acoustics industries. We are seeking to understand:- How many companies are still manufacturing and where you’ve encountered the biggest challenges, What’s the impact on non-manufacturers, Whether you have made use of government support…

Photonics Europe opens as an online digital Forum

Photonics Europe has been rapidly reconfigured as an online digital Forum opening Monday 6 April. Over 700 recorded presentations, 500 manuscripts and 4 plenaries will be available Free to the photonics community. Authors can be questioned and content discussed through the digital forum. Adapting to the current almost global lockdown, moving to a digital format…

Urgent DASA challange on rapid sanitising of ambulances

The Defence and Security Accelerator has just launched a challange around the rapid sanitising of ambulances that have carried suspected COVID-19 patients. The challenge is aiming to test and demonstrate new technologies capable of cleaning the inside of ambulances in under 45 minutes (the current benchmark). DASA have £500k to fund multiple projects, but timelines are naturally…

COVID-19: support for businesses- expanded to include £1.25bn for businesses driving innovation

If you are not recieving the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin from BEIS full details of the latest support for business, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are available on-line and being updated daily The Business Support website now hosts an archive of all previous Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletins from…