Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £13.5bn industry employing over 69,000 people in the UK

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Who are the PLG?

Who are the PLG?

The PLG is a voluntary collective of photonics industry and academic leaders

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Future Challenges

Future Challenges

Four key challanges that will be address by photonics innovation

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Guide for registering as an EU expert

The PLG is pleased to make available this handy Guide for registering as an EU expert designed to assist anyone attempting to register as an EU expert, particularly those from the photonics sector. WHY BOTHER The European Commission is looking for experts specifically for Horizon 2020 “Industrial Leadership – Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies”…

Alastair Wilson receives recognition from PLG

Alastair Wilson was presented with token of appreciation by the Photonics Leadership Group at its meeting on Monday 20 Jan. 2014 on behalf of the UK photonics industry to mark his forthcoming retirement after 40 years dedication to furthering the cause of Photonics in the UK. Alastair has been Director of Photonics through all the…

Plastic electronics –UK opportunities and actions

Future UK opportunity Supporting UK core strength / justification Action (s) required Plastic electronics (PE)* enables circuits and devices to be printed or deposited onto a range of surfaces. This is leading to a whole new generation of innovative products and applications that need large areas and/or flexibility for market sectors such as automotive, healthcare,…

UK Photonics Brochure

ESPKTN would also very much welcome your comments on their Photonics Brochure aimed at getting the general public excited about photonics.  Comments minor modifications and tweaks are welcom.  Please add notes to the PDF and return to anke.lohmann@espktn.org or comment below. The request to replace term ‘Lifescience’ with ‘Healthcare’ has been acknowledged, but they have…

Launch of ICT Photonics calls in Horizon 2020 and Photonics Public Private Partnership

Meeting on  Thursday, 12th December 2012  by ESPKTN Venue: Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place,
WC1H 0HX London Registration open now . Agenda 9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee 10.00 – 10.10  Welcome and introduction, Alastair Wilson, Director of Photonics, ESP KTN 10.10 – 10.40  Horizon 2020 and Photonics Dr Thomas Skordas, Head of EU Photonics Unit.…

Skills shortage?

Interesting comment from recruiters that skilled staff are not just becoming harder to find, but are also less inclined to move. http://insightmanagementservices.com/report-on-uk-jobs-october-2013/ As photonics continues to expand, availability of people is increasingly an issue. This includes persuading people  to move to photonics from other industries.  There are many skills that high growth photonics companies need…