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Financing company growth

As a high growth industry, continually targeting new markets, there are few photonics companies that have not had to raise capital .  As UK photonics companies have grown most have faced tough decisions between sustaining growth, raising equity finance and/or partnering with a strategic industry investor through trade sale. UK government is reviewing the availability…

Lasers for industry 4.0 – latest trends in laser based manufacturing from Photonics21

With photonics technology, especially lasers, central to the digitising of manufacturing and industry 4.0 Photonics21 Working Group 2 have analysed EU funded projects in Laser Based Manufacturing from 2010 onward and compared to current market trends. Whilst the technical content of funded projects to industry trends is strong, the analysis shows key emerging applications have…

Lifi- visible light communications info day

The EPSRC-funded ‘Ultra-parallel visible light communications (UP-VLC)’ programme grant – a partnership between the Universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Oxford and Cambridge studying high-bandwidth Datacom via solid-state lighting – is holding an open day on 4th May 2016 at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London. The event features talks from the project partners,…