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Eu Horizon 2020 – photonics relevant calls in 2016-2017 programmeelated calls in 2016 2017

A summary of all the H2020 programmes with call content relevant to photonics in 2016-2017 competitions has been made avaliable by Photonics21. Includes links to the:- ICT29- photonics calls Factories-of-the future 13- Photonics laser based production ‘Spectrum Sharing’ and ‘Breaking the Optical Transmission Barriers’ inducement prizes Fast track to innovation Pilot Check the details of…

Hi-tech manufacturing Technician and Operator skills

To provide guidance on vocational skills training provided by higher/ further education colleges the PLG are consulting on the core skills industry would like to find in technicians and production level operators. The attached summary represents typical skills requirements of clean, hi- tech manufacturers as typified by requirements of photonics, optoelectronics, and electronics and advanced…

Increasing Diversity in Photonics

The PLG is currently soliciting support for the preparation of a ‘How to Guide’ on best practice in the preparation, wording and content of job adverts and job specifications from Photonics organisations so they will appeal to a broadest and highest quality set of applicants. Photonics is a key enabling, but frequently hidden technology.  This…

New Innovate_UK feasibility competition opens

A new technology inspired feasibility competition from Innovate_UK opens on 18 May.  Investing up to £3 million in enabling technologies that “underpin UK growth” including photonics Projects to last 6 to 15 months and to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £150,000 with Innovate covering 50-70% of eligible costs according to company…

Fast Track to Innovation – New EU programme

Fast Track to Innovation is a new EU innovation support program, designed for high TRL projects (TRL6-9) .  By EU Commisions their own description this is targeted at well developed technology “any solution proposed for funding must already have been successfully tested in an operational relevant environment, and prospects for market uptake quantified” Projects should…