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Photonics for advanced manufacturing- EUREKA collaborative R&D competition

A new EUREKA competition for advanced photonics manufacturing projects opened 25 March 2019. Briefing events in London, Edinburgh, St. Asaph and Cardiff. Closing date for submissions 25 July 2019. Project should address advanced or industrial manufacturing i.e. the use and/or integration of innovative technology to improve products or processes. Total eligible projects cost between €750,000…

IOP Business Awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the Institute of Physics business awards. Photonics businesses have been award winners in many previous years and strong submission are encouraged for 2019. The Business Innovation Award recognises small, medium and large companies that have excelled in innovation, delivering significant economic and/or societal impact through the application of physics. The…

Photonics for robotics in extreme environments – new Innovate competition

Innovate UK will open a £2 million competition for projects to develop reliable extreme environment grade electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI systems. Supported through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Robotics and AI for Extreme and Challenging Environments Challenge, this competition illustrates the importance of photonics in enabling solutions to key societal…

UK photovoltaic capacity hits 13GigaWatts exceeding power generation from coal fired power stations.

Latest government statistics on photovoltaic installations shows PV capacity in the UK exceeded 13GW in November 2018 from over 972,000 installations. November also saw the highest number of new installations in the month since September 2016. UK PV power generation capacity now exceeds that available from coal fired power stations in the UK and is…