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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…

Funding for Data Centres

As part of the UK prime ministers ten point plan for a green industrial revolution we continue to see grants being made available for energy efficiency and deep carbonisation projects or innovations. In the past week I have seen at least two grants aimed at the adoption of new technologies that specifically mentioned data centres…


New UK Innovation Strategy highlights photonics

The UK Innovation Strategy identifies Photonics with electronics and quantum as one of 7 technology families of UK strength and opportunity. The strategy highlights that these 7 transformative technology families will be the focus of future government support based on their globally competitive R&D and industrial strength. “The countries that secure leadership in such transformational…

£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…