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Regional distribution of organisations who regularly provide input into the PLG

Regional distribution of organisations who regularly provide input into the PLG

The Photonics Leadership Group collects and disseminates input from the full spectrum of UK photonics industry to provide expert informed guidance to government, support agencies, users and developers of photonics to highlight opportunities for maximising the growth and adoption of this key enabling technology.

The PLG welcomes input from industry leaders from across the full spectrum of those developing and applying photonics in the UK, from component suppliers to integrated system manufacturers. We are especially grateful to the following stakeholders for their regular input.

If you are interested in becoming a regular stakeholder, attending ~3  meetings per year and reviewing PLG recommendations and outputs, please contact us.  Stakeholders are asked for a voluntary contribution to offset the costs of operating the PLG, although membership no one is excluded if they are unable to contribute.

Each PLG meeting is attended by 25-30 people from the following pool of organisations with 50-60% of those attending every meeting being senior managers at UK manufacturers based throughout the country.  The PLG is a voluntary organisation and we are grateful to everyone who has contributed their time to championing the cause of photonics in the UK and provided venues time and support to the group.

AILU Leonardo
Liverpool John Moores University Lumerical
Alrad / UK Industrial Vision Association M Squared Laser
Anchored In Oclaro
Artemis Optical OPS Innovations / Lumenisity
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies Oxford Lasers
BAE systems Photonsens
BEIS PhotonStar LED
Chromacity Pure LiFi
CIP Huawei QinetiQ
Coherent Scotland Qioptiq
Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) Seagate
National Healthcare Photonics Centre SPI Lasers
Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult SPIE Europe
Compound Semiconductor Centre STFC/Central Laser Facility
CST Global Technology Scotland / Scottish Optoelectronics Association
EW Simulation Technology Ltd Thorlabs
Fraunhofer UK TWI
Gooch and Housego UCL
Grounded Innovation UKTI
Harlin University of Sheffield
Heriot-Watt University University of Southampton
Innovate UK University of  Swansea
Institute of Physics University of Aston
IPG University of Cambridge
IQE University of Oxford
Knowledge Transfer Network Vitritech
Laser Quantum Welch Optoelectronics Forum
Lein Diagnostics II-VI


1 comment

  1. Andy Strong - Reply


    I would be interested in discussing how I could get involved and contribute to the Photonics Leadership Group on behalf of ID Quantique who earlier this year set up a lab and UK entity in Bristol;. I have a 30+ year background in photonics and optical fibres (manufacture, measurement and development of sensing systems) and have been with IDQ for 4 months, with responsibility for forming collaborative research projects in the photonics and quantum fields. Please get in touch and let’s discuss how I can get involved. Thanks in advance.

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