Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox MP launches High Priority Opportunity in Photonics and Microelectronics

In the keynote talk at London tech week, Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, MP announced that Photonics and Microelectronics would be added to the Department of International Trade (DIT) High Priority Investment Opportunity (HPO) programme to support further investment in the UK. With special focus on the South Eest region the HPO programme provides support for DIT’s global consulate network to reach out to international companies to raise awareness of UK capability in key technology sectors with high growth potential.

The HPO in photonics and microelectronics focuses on the capability the UK can bring to robust, resilient, reliable sensors for autonomous vehicles of all types, leveraging the South West and UK’s core skills in design and manufacture of vital sensors systems for the most demanding applications.

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