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Malaysia-UK Research and Innovation Bridges Competition

Malaysia-UK Research and Innovation Bridges Competition ...

EC funding: briefing event 27 October and call for assessors

Photonics funding under the ICT H2020 call will be the topic at a KTN event on the 27 October in London. We are very pleased that Ronan Burgess from the European Commission (photonics unit)...

The Newton Fund: Tech Opportunities

Initiated in 2014, the 5-year fund manages £75 million every year and is part of the UK’s official development assistance. The Newton Fund aims to build science and innovation capacity in...

The Long Term Care Revolution

The Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge This SBRI competition aims to stimulate the development of innovative new products, services and systems that disrupt the institutional...

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp looking for participants

Do you know a reseacher who wants to commercialise his/her idea? There is a bootcamp for photonics people as part of the EC project Photonics4All. This is hosted in Vienna on 10 - 11 September...

Technology in Developing Countries: Your opportunity to make a difference

Have a world-impacting idea you need help with getting off the ground? Already have a technology that with additional funding would impact the developing world for the better?   ...

100% funded R&D for SMEs looking for a photonics solution

… and not a complicated application process either. All funded by the EU. Sounds too good to be true? But it is. The European Commission is very keen to support SMEs. When I recently...

Healthcare Photonics: Market advice and connecting across the supply chain in big demand

Have you ever thought or are you involved in developing products for the healthcare sector? How is this working out for you and what is that would help you the most? We want to...

Competition: Driverless Cars

Innovate UK has launched a competition to stimulate developments in autonomous vehicles and connected transport systems. The competition is relevant to the photonics community. It includes...

Solar deployment smashes deployment predictions

The global solar industry has seen exponential growth over recent years and reached 178 GW of solar PV power capacity by the end of 2014. Global solar PV capacity is expected to hit 200 GW...

Newton medal awarded for Photonics crystals

The US physicist who first discovered "photonic crystals" which can repel, trap and steer light is to receive the Newton Medal,  the highest honour given by the Institute of Physics. ...

LASER World of Photonics 2015 roundup

This years LASER World of Photonics was held from June 22-25 and attracted over 30,000 attendees over the 4 days with a trade show of 1227 exhibitors. There was a 9% increase in attendeees...

AEC Hackathon LONDON- Calling all Hackers, Architects, Engineers and Constructors!

17-19 July 2015, London The first ever Built Environment Hackathon is coming to the UK. Our industry faces fresh new problems that urgently need brilliant minds...

Virtual reality for mankind

I must admit that I like gaming although rarely have the time to play since having children. I saw this on kickstarter and was amazed at how far technology has come to create something that...

Flextronics to highlight how the ‘Intelligence of Things™’ is disrupting business-as-usual in global supply chains

LONDON, United Kingdom-1 May 2015 – Jeannine Sargent,  President of Innovation and New Ventures at Flextronics, one of the world’s leading supply chain solutions companies and a speaker at...

Innovation in Continuous Wave lasers and ultrafast photonics

We often ask our community to supply us with press releases and good news stories. Laser Quantum have created this excellent video showing their latest innovations which they exhibited at...

Workplace lighting of the future

I read this article today and it certainly strrikes a chord with where lighting is heading in the UK.  Can you imagine walking into your the office and somehow the office recognises you...

‘If We Build It…’ Creating a strategic and sustainable vision for UK R&D

The Research & Development Society is holding an event to look at national R&D strategy, the “infrastructure” required to support a world-class innovation ecosystem for the UK and the...

Opportunities for the Photonics Community: Critical Raw Materials Substitution Roadmaps

The EU FP7 project CRM_InnoNet (Critical Raw Materials Innovation Network led by KTN) has recently launched a set of Roadmaps for Substitution of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs). The...

Current trend of local investment into photonics centres

Recently we had two announcements about the investments into photonics centres: local funding for CPI’s (Centre for Process Innovation) National Centre for Healthcare Photonics (link: ...
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ESP KTN Events

Thu 17 Sep 2015

Manufacturing the Future Conference

Sep 17 / 09:00 until Sep 18 / 17:00

EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference 17-18 September 2015, Cambridge UK The 4th Manufacturing the Future Conference to be held at Churchill College, Cambridge, presents the latest...

From Photonics Group

Wed 14 Oct 2015

Photonex Conference and Exhibition 2015

Oct 14 / 09:00 until Oct 15 / 17:00

Photonex is the UK's largest showcase event dedicated to photonics and light technologies. Based at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, the event provides experts and professionals in the field the unique...

From Photonics Group

Thu 15 Oct 2015

Laser Processes for Ultra Precision Manufacturing

All Day

While laser based production processes are prevalent in many cutting and forming production processes, their application in ultra precision manufacturing are less widely known. This event aims to...

From Photonics Group

Tue 27 Oct 2015

H2020 funding briefing event - photonics related calls

09:30 until 16:30

Briefing event about upcoming Photonics H2020 calls for 2016. Guest speaker is Ronan Burgess, Deputy Head of the Photonics and Plastic Electronics Unit at the EC. Ronan will introduce the...

From Photonics Group