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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EU Photonics funding competition deadlines approach

With deadlines of March 28 2019, there are three currently open Horizon2020 European funding calls. No matter the result of the Brexit negotiations UK government has promised to underwrite the financial contributions to any UK partner for successful applications submitted before 29 March. Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices to provide open…

UK photovoltaic capacity hits 13GigaWatts exceeding power generation from coal fired power stations.

Latest government statistics on photovoltaic installations shows PV capacity in the UK exceeded 13GW in November 2018 from over 972,000 installations. November also saw the highest number of new installations in the month since September 2016. UK PV power generation capacity now exceeds that available from coal fired power stations in the UK and is…

UK Photonics in Horizon 2020

In a report released recently by the European Technology Platform Photonics 21, the UK received the second highest funding from the European Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program in projects related to photonics. 494 organisations received 240M€ to carry out market focused research and innovation. At least 50% of participants of photonics related projects under…

Summer Placements 2019

If you are interested in improving your recruitment pipeline consider hosting a Physics student for a workplace placement in 2019.  The South East Physics Network are now seeking placement projects for Summer2019 for both undergraduate and PhD physicist.  Any organisation interested in recruiting physics graduates can submit and register a project. With student demand normally…