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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Innovate UK budget to rise by 50%

The October Budget and Spending Review announces Innovate UK’s budget will grow to £1 billion by by 2024/25, up from £667 million in 2021/22- a 50% increase in 3 years, bringing Innovate UK spending close to that of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Whilst welcome the support for latter stage innovation, the PLG…

Photonics for Net Zero at Photonics West

In conjunction with show organisers SPIE, John Lincoln, PLG Chief Executive is organising a session on Photonics for Net Zero during Photonics West 2022. Improving sustainability and achieving net zero will be the greatest technology challenge of the 21st century. Photonics has a vital role in providing and supporting solutions on multiple fronts from improving…

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Key Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder vote

The annual election for members of the Photoncis21 Board of Stakeholders opens on 26 October. We encourage all registered voters to support the following UK candidates with one of their 23 votes. Alison McLeod, Technology Scotland (Photonics Scotland) John Lincoln, Chief Executive Photonics Leadership Group Richard Pitwon, Resolute Photonics Ltd The Board of Stakeholders (BoS)…

DCMS opens consultation on future communications networks

The department for Digital culture media and supports (DCMS) have launched a new call for evidence on next generation Wireless Infrastructure- Wireless Infrastructure Strategy: call for evidence – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Input relating fibre back-haul and the supporting physical fibre network behind the wireless access would be very welcomed and should be directed to Question 6-…

India-UK Future Telecoms Collaboration

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult (CSAC) are organising a programme of events exploring opportunities for companies and universities to collaborate on joint research and innovation projects to meet the requirements for future telecom networks.

Supported by UKRI India, CSA Catapult has partnered with Unconventional Connections (UK) and Finovista (India) to create this India-UK Partnership Programme consisting of 4 phases that run from September 2021 to March 2022

Last spaces on Photonics West UK Pavilion

SPIE’s Photonics West, January 22-27 2022 is scheduled to be the first major large scale in-person international photonics conference and exhibition for almost two years and will include a large UK pavilion. Kindly organised by SCS Exhibitions, the pavilion supports new companies and organisations to exhibit at one of the most important events in the…

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