Author Archives: John Lincoln

Photonics for Net Zero at Photonics West

In conjunction with show organisers SPIE, John Lincoln, PLG Chief Executive is organising a session on Photonics for Net Zero during Photonics West 2022. Improving sustainability and achieving net zero will be the greatest technology challenge of the 21st century. Photonics has a vital role in providing and supporting solutions on multiple fronts from improving…


Key Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder vote

The annual election for members of the Photoncis21 Board of Stakeholders opens on 26 October. We encourage all registered voters to support the following UK candidates with one of their 23 votes. Alison McLeod, Technology Scotland (Photonics Scotland) John Lincoln, Chief Executive Photonics Leadership Group Richard Pitwon, Resolute Photonics Ltd The Board of Stakeholders (BoS)…

DCMS opens consultation on future communications networks

The department for Digital culture media and supports (DCMS) have launched a new call for evidence on next generation Wireless Infrastructure- Wireless Infrastructure Strategy: call for evidence – GOV.UK ( Input relating fibre back-haul and the supporting physical fibre network behind the wireless access would be very welcomed and should be directed to Question 6-…

India-UK Future Telecoms Collaboration

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult (CSAC) are organising a programme of events exploring opportunities for companies and universities to collaborate on joint research and innovation projects to meet the requirements for future telecom networks.

Supported by UKRI India, CSA Catapult has partnered with Unconventional Connections (UK) and Finovista (India) to create this India-UK Partnership Programme consisting of 4 phases that run from September 2021 to March 2022

Last spaces on Photonics West UK Pavilion

SPIE’s Photonics West, January 22-27 2022 is scheduled to be the first major large scale in-person international photonics conference and exhibition for almost two years and will include a large UK pavilion. Kindly organised by SCS Exhibitions, the pavilion supports new companies and organisations to exhibit at one of the most important events in the…

Fully Comprehensive UK Photonics Directory Launched

The first fully comprehensive directory of all companies and research organisations active in photonics and quantum within the UK is now available online from the Photonics Leadership Group (PLG).

UK Photonics Directory

Searchable by location, region, target market and tier of operation the UK Photonics directory from the PLG is a unique resource for those looking to understand the depth and breadth of the industry in the UK. Drawing on the Photonics Leadership Group’s quantification of the £14.5 billion industry over the last decade we are able to provide the first fully comprehensive picture of the ~1,200 organisations active in photonics in the UK.

Organisations are invited to claim their listing in the directory to update content and provide additional information for visitors. Two listing packages enable organisations to add logos, custom descriptions, embed videos, additional addresses, social media links, update addressed markets and include a direct contact form.  Any organisation missing is welcome to add itself to the directory.