Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £13.5bn industry employing over 69,000 people in the UK with nationally leading productivity and global industrial and societal impact

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Who are the PLG?

Who are the PLG?

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

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UK Photonics Contact List

UK Photonics Contact List

Add yourself to the UK photonics community contact list to be kept informed of key information and consultations regarding photonics in the UK

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Funding and the Innovation Ecosystem

With the UK government focusing on science and technology as a driver of the Covid recovery and future growth, a new UK Research and Development Roadmap and Brexit , rarely have there been so many drivers of change in the UK innovation system. In conjunction with Photonex, the PLG is pleased to be able to…

Showcase Opportunites for Photonics in Quantum

The annual UK Quantum Showcase will be going ahead as a virtaul event on Firday 6 November. The showcase offers a opportunity to demonstrate the products and services that quantum is building and the key role photonics is playing in enabling a wide range of quantum applications. More information and registration details are available here…

Photonics Growth 2021 and Beyond

A lively panel discussion chaired by Anke Lohmann (Anchored In & PLG Treasurer) in collaboration with Photonex with panellists, Chris Dorman (PLG Chairman and Coherent Scotland), David Lara (Microsoft Research), Tom Harvey (National Healthcare Photonics Centre) and John Lincoln (PLG) will discuss the many varied opportunities for Photonics as we make progress in recovering from…

PLG Meeting Presentations open to all

The Photonics Leadership Group is making presentations that would normally form part of a PLG meeting open to all next week as part of the industry sessions at the Photonex digital forum. These are distributed over 3 lunch time sessions with a total of 7 presentations and panel discussions Photonics Growth 2021 and Beyond Tuesday…

Future Horizons for Photonics Research 2030 and beyond report released

A ground breaking horizon scanning report on the future of photonics research 2030 and beyond has been released by the Photonics Leadership Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Group in Photonics and Quantum.  The PLG brought together 26 of the UK’s leading photonics researchers from 20 different institutions to ask “what will be the focus of photonics research a decade and more from now?

House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into FCOs role in providing guidence on foreign takeovers.

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the role of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in providing guidence on UK Government decisions on intervening in foreign takeovers that may result in signficant incluence of change of control. “The Committee will also focus on what safeguards are required in the…