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100% funded R&D for SME’s looking for a photonics solution

… and not a complicated application process neither. All funded by the EU. Sounds to 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: ...

Paving the way for Additive Manufacturing in the UK

Having recently become lead in additive manufacturing for the KTN I have had to rapidly get up to speed with the challenges and opportuntities this technology poses to the UK and in particular...

Shaping H2020 funding topics

If you apply regularly for European funding or plan to apply, then you may want to input into future funding programmes. For the area of photonics, we explain to you how it can be done. ...

H2020: Spanish Group looking for two SMEs

SECPhO member, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is preparing a proposal for the  ICT-27 Photonics PPP  call:  ¨ The project is aimed at identifying,...

Do you want to start up a company? Apply for a year's salary!

RSE Enterprise Fellowship The Royal Society of Edinburgh on behalf of Scottish Enterprise, BBSRC and STFC is requesting applications for fellowships. These fellowships will provide a year's...

Intelligent Imaging event 10 Mar in Dundee: final agenda

We now have a complete agenda for our intelligent imaging event.  It is a diverse programme, highlighting new technologies both in hardware and software as well as challenges and end-user...

International Year of Light 2015

What is the International Year of Light? 2015 has been designated by the United Nations as the  International Year of Light  (IYOL), bringing together a uniquely wide range of...
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ESP KTN Events

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Workshop on Healthcare Photonics (Glasgow)

10:00 until 16:30

Photonic technologies play an important role in many different aspects of healthcare, from imaging and therapy through to diagnostics, in surgery and point of care instrumentation. The purpose of...

From Photonics Group

Thu 03 Sep 2015

Workshop on Healthcare Photonics (London)

10:00 until 16:30

Photonic technologies play an important role in many different aspects of healthcare, from imaging and therapy through to diagnostics, in surgery and point of care instrumentation. The purpose of...

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