Photonics Enabling Productivity Throughout the UK

UK Photonics

UK Photonics

A £13.5bn industry employing over 69,000 people in the UK with nationally leading productivity and global industrial and societal impact

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Who are the PLG?

Who are the PLG?

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

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UK Photonics Contact List

UK Photonics Contact List

Add yourself to the UK photonics community contact list to be kept informed of key information and consultations regarding photonics in the UK

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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…

Review of CIOE China International Optoelectronic Expo

PLG Chief executive John Lincoln recently supported UKTI inward investment team at the China International Optoelectronics Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen 4-7 September 2013.   Those interested in understanding the dynamics of this major CHinese photonics exhibition may find the following observations useful. Observations on CIOE This is large exhibition covering 100,000 sq meters with 3,200 exhibitors…

PLG contributors now listed

A new ‘who are we?‘ page has been added to www.photonicsuk.org listing regular contributors to the Photonics Leadership Group. If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor to the PLG and represent a developer, or user of Photonics in the UK at senior management level please contact us.

New Lighting report from ESPKTN

ESP KTN have releases an Energy Efficient Lighting report. The guide is intended to be read by the lighting industry, technology companies, the UK government and technology investors in the UK and internationally. http://bit.ly/1dX8xI3 Please note you will need to be a member of _connect to be able to read the report.

SWOTS updated

Several of the SWOTS of key UK photonics sectors have been updated following input from industry experts.  Key changes are underlined in each SWOT postings.  Further comments are very welcome