Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder election

The annual election to the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders  will take place on 22 October . Register as a candidate by 21 September.  There are 38 seats open for election this time, over 1/3 of the entire Board of Stakeholders.  Whilst some familiar faces will be up for re-election we also encourage high quality applications…

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Innovate Open Competition Round 2 Briefing 25 July

A competition briefing and networking event on Round 2 of the Open Grant Funding Competition, 25 July Cardiff. The second round of the all Open competition era with the opportunity to apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK…

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Health of Photonics Report

The Institute of Physics Health of Photonics report captures the outcome of in-depth roadmapping sessions with the photonics community highlighting the underpinning physics in photonics, providing detail examples of photonics impact and identifies photonics enablers and potential solution that will impact on the industrial grand challenges. Providing a concise description of future opportunities the IOP…

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EPSRC strategic advisory team vacancies

EPSRC is seeking applications from respected industrialists, academics, users of research and individuals  to join EPSRC’s Strategic Advisory Bodies. Strategic Advisory Teams of up to 16 members, provide Heads of Theme at EPSRC with strategic advice to help develop their theme, meeting at least 2x a year. The deadline for application 1 August 2018. https://epsrc.ukri.org/about/governance/recruitment/membershipsab/ There are vacancies…

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UK ElecTech Sector’s Roadmap Workshop

Innovate UK together with BEIS and the ElecTech Council will be running a Roadmap workshop on the 3rd July 2018 in central London and are looking to invite 40-50 experts with specialist knowledge across : Electronic components and systems Photonics Sensor and Sensor Systems Large Area Electronics Register interest to attend and contribute The aim…

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Carol Monaghan, MP, Photonics APPG Chair receives OSA award

The Optical Society has awarded Carol Monaghan, MP it’s 2018 Advocate of Optics for her “public policy leadership and efforts in support of the advancement of the science of light” as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Photonics which is supported by the Photonics Leadership Group. Carol continues to champion science and education…

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UK photonics – the £12.9Bn hidden economy

Detailing the impact of photonics on the UK economy the “UK Photonics: The Hidden Economic Engine”  joint report by the Photonics Leadership Group, Knowledge transfer Network and the Future Photonics Hub outlines how the industry contributes £12.9Bn to the economy per year. Expanding on figures reported in 2017, the report compares UK photonics to other…

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Next PLG Meeting

The next PLG meeting scheduled for 24 May to be held jointly with the Sensor Industry Leadership Committee has been moved to later, as yet to be confirmed date, due to lack of availability of a suitable venue.  Members will be notified of the revised data as soon as a venue has been confirmed.

London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies to launch 9 May

The London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies, a multidisciplinary research network bringing together scientists and industries in London working on emerging photonic technologies, will launch at King’s College London on the 9th May 2018 with a combination of public exhibition and key note talks:- 1300-1600  King’s Anatomy Museum: Light Experiments and Light Art – This…

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