Category Archives: Consultations / open drafts


Photonics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda Workshops

The Photonics21 working groups are all hosting workshops in the next month to continue the process of updating the Photonics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The workshops will pick-up from the discussions at the Photonics21 annual meeting earlier in the year. With experts inputting from across Europe, updating the SRIA is the first significant…

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Future Photonic Leaders

Early career photonic professionals and researchers are invited to a virtual sandpit meeting on 9th September to discuss the formation of new Early Career/ Future Photonics Leadership group focused on fostering, supporting and capturing the opinions of those early in their photonics careers that will lead the industry in the future.

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-…

National Security and Investment Bill introduced to Parliament with major potential impact on UK Photonics

Significant changes have been incorporated in the new National Security and Investment Bill that was introduced to Parliament on 11 Nov 2020.   The Bill now proposes mandatory notification to government of transactions in sensitive sectors, essentially effective from 12 November 2020 The list of sensitive sectors has been expanded to include advanced materials including “photonics…