PLG Meeting Presentations open to all

The Photonics Leadership Group is making presentations that would normally form part of a PLG meeting open to all next week as part of the industry sessions at the Photonex digital forum. These are distributed over 3 lunch time sessions with a total of 7 presentations and panel discussions

Photonics Growth 2021 and Beyond

Tuesday 6 October 11:30-13:00

  • Global Industry Update: Trends and Outlook from Steve Anderson (SPIE)
  • Impact of Covid-19 on UK Photonics (& Acoustics) – Autumn update from John Lincoln (PLG)
  • Panel Discussion on Opportunities for Additional Photonics Growth post Covid-19. Chaired by Anke Lohmann (Anchored In & PLG Treasurer) with panellists, Chris Dorman (PLG Chairman and Coherent Scotland), David Lara, (Microsoft Research), Tom Harvey, (National Healthcare Photonics Centre) and John Lincoln (PLG)

Funding and the Innovation Ecosystem

Wednesday 7 October 12:30 – 14:00

  • Introducing the UK Research and Development Roadmap, Andrew Parry (BEIS)
  • Current and upcoming UK funding opportunities, Julian Heaton, (Innovate UK)
  • Latest developments with Horizon Europe and Photonics21, Markus Wilkens (VDI & Photonics21)

Future Horizons for Photonics Research: 2030 and Beyond

Thursday 8 October 12:00 – 13:00

  • Introducing the Future Horizons for Photonics Reserach:2030 and beyond, recently published by the PLG

The Photonics Leadership Group quarterly meeting and AGM will follow on the afternoon of the 8 October in abreviated format. If you would like to join our regular meetings please contact us

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