An internationally recognised centre for R&D, product design and manufacturing in hi-tech photonics & micro-electronics, Torbay has world-leading companies, high levels of engineering expertise, excellent access to markets, a strong local supply chain and the kind of integrated business network that is only possible in a well-established cluster.
Global leaders in technology like Lumentum, Gooch & Housego, Spirent, Queensgate (Prior Scientific), Effect Photonics and II–VI Photonics are all located in Torbay. These companies are committed to major ongoing investment in the region. Alongside these are other specialised companies in photonics integrated circuits (PIC) packaging such as Bay Photonics as well as MEMs specialist Nanusens.
This has cemented our reputation as one of the most important locations in the UK for advanced micro-electronics, and particularly photonics, knowledge and expertise.
With headquarters at EPIC, the Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster is very active as an organisation promoting & advocating Torbay companies and regional expertise and is highly integrated in pursuing opportunities for collaboration, innovation and investment.