Welcome to the webpages of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Photonics. The Group was established in October 2016 to provide a forum for Parliamentarians to debate and exchange knowledge with UK industry on the current and future impact of the technologies of light -photonics.
The objective of the APPG is to “To raise awareness of the photonics industry, recognise the impact it makes on the UK economy and its potential for future economic growth.”
Covering optical fibre and lasers, to cameras and lighting, the APPG on Photonics and Quantum aims to raise awareness of the critical contribution these technologies make to manufacturing productivity, healthcare, connectivity and security and their enormous future potential.
This is not an official website [or feed] of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group
Forthcoming Meetings and Events
|Innovation Strategy and its impact on the Photonics and Quantum industry||Nov 2021, Westminster|
|Meet the Quantum Pioneers. Parliamentarian visit and tour of the Quantum Showcase||5 Nov 2021, Islington|
|Showcasing the Photonics and Quantum industry||Feb 2022, Westminster|
|Horizon Europe funding 1-year on: is it working for UK photonics and quantum” + APPG AGM||April 2022, Westminster|
|Supporting the UK lead in sensing, measurement and metrology||June 2022 (TBC), Westminster|
The Group’s activities are supported by a range of photonics manufacturing and research organisations including the Photonics Leadership Group (PLG).
Past Meetings and Events
|29 September, SEC, Glasgow||Meet the Photonics, Quantum and Space Industry. Parliamentarian visit and tour of Photonex + Vacuum Technologies Exhibition|
|17 June 2021,|
|Challenges and pathways to scaling Photonics and Quantum Industries, including observations and Q&A from capital investors|
Speakers: Nick Parsons, HUBER + SUHNER Polatis Ltd; Dr Owen Metters, Foresight Williams Technology Fund; Wenmiao Yu, Quantum Dice
|AGM, 15 April 2021||Annual General Meeting APPG on Photonics and Quantum Minutes|
21 January 2020
|Reconstitution following the recent General Election|
|3 July 2019, Westminster||Photonics Showcase|
|AGM 23 April 2019,||Annual General Meeting APPG on Photonics Minutes 23 April 2019|
|Roundtable 20 March 2018||“Sensors – the missing link in safe affordable Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles“|
|4 July 2017||Reconstitution Meeting|
|25 January 2017|
Westminster Hall Debate
|Westminster Hall debate regarding photonics|
21 February 2017, .
|Featuring demonstrations of UK manufactured photonics products for applications in aerospace, defence, healthcare, communications, lighting and energy|
All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.