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 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…

Photonics opportunities in ESA telecommunications program

Updated details, timescale and application process for the European Space Agency’s ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) Programme for commercial telecommunications products and services has been released. The UK has subscribed over £250 million into the ARTES programme to 2022 to support UK industry develop the next generation of telecommunications products, services and applications. This…

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)…

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