Category Archives: Funding


Autumn Statement impact on UK Photonics

The PLG welcomes the 2022 Autumn statement from Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP. The statement contains a number of announcements with potential impact on UK photonics including: A full summary of the Autumn statement is available to regular PLG participants, please contact us about getting involved.


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…

Photonics Training and Coaching from Photonhub and Cornerstone

A suite of new training resources are now available from  PhotonHub including remote course and hands-on in person training. Investment Readiness coaching and Investor Matchmaking for photonics start-ups and those looking to scale-up is also available, with 30 September the next deadline to apply. Supported under Horizon2020, UK companies are fully eligible and encouraged to participate in PhotonHub CORNERSTONE…

£30m FRANC competition supporting UK 5G hardware innovation

DCMS launch ‘Future RAN: Diversifying the 5G Supply Chain’ competition

The PLG warmly welcomes the launch of a £30 million competition from DCMS supporting innovation and development of UK communications hardware supporting open interfaces. Optical communication is key to the open 5G eco-system connecting radio masts to base stations and carrying traffic on into the core network. All companies developing optical communications solutions in the…