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Last chance to respond to consultation on post-ECSEL partnership

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the 12 proposed Institutionalised European Partnerships under the future Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme (2021-2027). In particular, the consultation focuses on the overall need for and the planned focus of these potential European Partnerships. This will include Key Digital Technologies and integrated photonics may fall…

New UK research agency and uplift in RandD funding in Queens speech

The Queen’s Speech contained important new announcements on research and innovation funding. Extracted from ‘THE QUEEN’S SPEECH AND ASSOCIATED BACKGROUND BRIEFING, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT ON MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2019′. Science, space and infrastructure “My Government is committed to establishing the United Kingdom as a world-leader in scientific capability and space…

UK Photonics companies are larger than average

Or more correctly there are relatively more larger companies in photonics than standard in manufacturing. On going analysis of the UK photonics industry shows that the fraction of UK photonics operations which are small, medium or large by employment is significantly higher than in UK engineering or manufacturing sectors*. Only 50% of photonics operations employ…

Showcasing Physical Sciences Impact

EPSRC is hosting an event on 6 December 2019, sponsored by the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry, to celebrate the significant and wide-ranging impacts that arise from the breadth of physical sciences research: from the fundamental to the applied. Expressions of interest by 20 September are invited from those who would…

Electech Sector a roadmap for the UK

Electech sector: a roadmap for the UK

Detailing the technologies encompassed in Electech from electronics to photonics the Electech sector: a roadmap for the UK report reviews the technology of Electech and lays out a roadmap for the sector including: trends and drivers, application areas, system level capabilities, technologies and enablers. The report published by Innovate UK, with contributions from all Electech…