The Age of Light – vision paper from Photonics21

Europe’s Age of Light! How photonics will power growth and innovation vision paper from Photonics21 outlines the benefits photonics will deliver by 2030 including:

  • Instant diagnosis of major diseases
  • Quality food from farm to fork
  • Accident and congestion-free road transport
  • A truly circular economy
  • A million new jobs across Europe (with >15% of the European production >150,000 of these could be in the UK)
  • 10% higher productivity
  • Zero downtime in a terabit economy
  • Photonics as a flagship science for innovation

Collated from stakeholder workshops across Europe the challenges addressed by photonics are closely aligned to the UK grand photonic challenges identified by the PLG

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