Author Archives: John Lincoln

Vulcan 2020 laser receives UK infrastructure funding

Vulcan 2020: is set to received £9.8 million from UKRI’s latest infrastructure fund latest over the next three years with £59.7 million from the Infrastructure Fund in total including future funding years. Based at STFC’s Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, Vulcan 2020 will increase the peak…

Photonics for Net Zero

Hear from leaders exploring how photonics can make a major contribution to achieving net zero though increasing green-power generation, reducing energy consumption, and reducing waste. With achieving net zero one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, photonics will play an increasingly central role in reducing our emissions and increasing our resource and energy…

Photonics opportunities in ESA telecommunications program

Updated details, timescale and application process for the European Space Agency’s ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) Programme for commercial telecommunications products and services has been released. The UK has subscribed over £250 million into the ARTES programme to 2022 to support UK industry develop the next generation of telecommunications products, services and applications. This…

Innovate UK budget to rise by 50%

The October Budget and Spending Review announces Innovate UK’s budget will grow to £1 billion by by 2024/25, up from £667 million in 2021/22- a 50% increase in 3 years, bringing Innovate UK spending close to that of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Whilst welcome the support for latter stage innovation, the PLG…