APPG Photonics

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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.

Covering lasers, to cameras, and lighting, the APPG on Photonics aims to raise awareness of the critical contribution this technology is increasingly makes to manufacturing productivity, delivering efficient healthcare and keeping the UK digitally connected and secure.

The official purpose of the APPG Photonics is:

“To raise awareness of the photonics industry, recognise the impact it makes on the UK economy and its potential for future economic growth.”

Forthcoming Meetings and Events

Reconstitution Meeting
21 January 2020, 14:30 hrs
Room P, Portcullis House
Reconstitution following the recent General Election
3 July 2019, 13.00 – 15:00 hrs,
Terrace Dining Room A, Westminster
Showcase Reception
23 April 2019, 1.00 – 2.00pm,
Portcullis House, Westminster
Annual General Meeting APPG on Photonics Minutes 23 April 2019
20 March 2018, 2.30 – 3.30 pm,
Portcullis House, Westminster
Roundtable Discussion “Sensors – the missing link in safe affordable Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles
TO BE RE-SCHEDULED: Roundtable Discussion “Education and training requirements for the photonics industry”
4 July 2017, 2pm,
Portcullis House, Westminster
 Reconstitution Meeting
25 January 2017, 11am,
Westminster Hall
Westminster Hall debate regarding photonics
Launch Meeting
21 February 2017, 1pm,
Portcullis House, Westminster.
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.

The Group’s activities are supported by a range of photonics manufacturing and research organisations including: The Photonics Leadership Group (PLG).