Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £15.2bn industry employing over 89,400 people in the UK with nationally leading productivity and global industrial and societal impact

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UK Photonics and Quantum Directory

UK Photonics and Quantum Directory

A fully searchable directory of all companies, research organisations and universities engaged in Photonics and Quantum in the UK

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Vision for UK Photonics in 2035

Vision for UK Photonics in 2035

The future size and impact of photonics across the economy

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New independent Institute to steer UK semiconductor innovation and support semiconductor strategy

UK government has announced new independent UK Semiconductor Institute will be setup to bring together Government, universities and the private sector to support key components of the Government’s Semiconductor Strategy to grow the sector, which is backed by £1bn. Building on the key recommendations of the semiconductor infrastructure project led by the Institute for Manufacturing…

UK export control updates impacting photonics

On 12 March 2024 the UK Export Control Unit announced amendments to the export controls and association regulation coming into force from 1 April 2024 The amendments expand export control requirements around:- Companies and researchers are recommended to consult the changes in detail to understand how they may impact their operations and to put in…

UK Joins European Chips Joint undertaking

The UK has become a participating state in the European Semiconductor Chips Joint undertaking. With much of the future European funding for integrated photonics and silicon photonics forecast to be under the scope of the Chip JU this is a critical step for the UK photonics community building on the UK’s re-association to Horizon Europe.…

UK Photonics Landscape 2023 update

The 2023 update of the UK Photonics Landscape is now available on the PLG’s YouTube channel. As presented to the Princess Royal during her visit to SPIE’s Photonex in October 2023. Further details are available in PLG’s UK Photonics 2023: the Hidden Economy report.

Who are the Photonics Leadership Group?

The PLG is a voluntary collective of photonics industry and academic leaders nudging policy, strategy, industry and research in mutually beneficial directions