Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £14.5bn industry employing over 76,700 people in the UK with nationally leading productivity and global industrial and societal impact

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UK Photonics and Quantum Directory

UK Photonics and Quantum Directory

A fully searchable directory of all companies, research organisations and universities engaged in Photonics and Quantum in the UK

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Vision for UK Photonics in 2035

Vision for UK Photonics in 2035

The future size and impact of photonics across the economy

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Photonics Training and Coaching from Photonhub and Cornerstone

A suite of new training resources are now available from  PhotonHub including remote course and hands-on in person training. Investment Readiness coaching and Investor Matchmaking for photonics start-ups and those looking to scale-up is also available, with 30 September the next deadline to apply. Supported under Horizon2020, UK companies are fully eligible and encouraged to participate in PhotonHub CORNERSTONE…

Plan B to Horizon Europe

The latest policy paper from UK government provides details of the Plan B alternative and transition arrangements should the UK not associate to Horizon Europe. Whilst it remains the UK’s clear aim to associate to Horizon Europe, the process has become bogged down in broader political issues. During a visit by the then Science Minster,…

Vulcan 2020 laser receives UK infrastructure funding

Vulcan 2020: is set to received £9.8 million from UKRI’s latest infrastructure fund latest over the next three years with £59.7 million from the Infrastructure Fund in total including future funding years. Based at STFC’s Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, Vulcan 2020 will increase the peak…

Photonics for Net Zero

Hear from leaders exploring how photonics can make a major contribution to achieving net zero though increasing green-power generation, reducing energy consumption, and reducing waste. With achieving net zero one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, photonics will play an increasingly central role in reducing our emissions and increasing our resource and energy…

Who are the Photonics Leadership Group?

The PLG is a voluntary collective of photonics industry and academic leaders nudging policy, strategy, industry and research in mutually beneficial directions