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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Regional distribution of Photonics productivity

Further analysis of the UK photonics industry provides a regional breakdown of industry productivity measured through gross value added to the economy per photonics employee. UK Photonics total output was £13.5billion in 2018 with a total gross value added* (GVA) to the economy estimated to be £5.3billion. At an average gross value add per photonics…

Showcasing Physical Sciences Impact

EPSRC is hosting an event on 6 December 2019, sponsored by the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry, to celebrate the significant and wide-ranging impacts that arise from the breadth of physical sciences research: from the fundamental to the applied. Expressions of interest by 20 September are invited from those who would…

Commercialising quantum technologies

£33 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is available to invest in projects that aim to speed up commercialisation of quantum technologies. Projects must aim to speed up commercialisation of second-generation quantum technologies (superposition, entanglement and related effects*) and should address at least 1 of the following areas: connectivity and techniques for securing data…

Electech Sector a roadmap for the UK

Electech sector: a roadmap for the UK

Detailing the technologies encompassed in Electech from electronics to photonics the Electech sector: a roadmap for the UK report reviews the technology of Electech and lays out a roadmap for the sector including: trends and drivers, application areas, system level capabilities, technologies and enablers. The report published by Innovate UK, with contributions from all Electech…