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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...

2015 Prism Awards honor photonics innovators at SPIE Photonics West

A gala gathering of photonics industry leaders celebrated top innovations in the field, with companies large and small from around the world walking away with top honors in the annual Prism...

LASHARE Competitive Call for new Laser-based Equipment Assessments

Competitive Call for new Laser-based Equipment Assessments (LEAs) Webinar on Tuesday 24th February Register for the webinar here at 15:00 (14:00 CET) LASHARE conducts...

APPOLO open call webinar for equipment assessment for laser based manufacturing

APPOLO Open call - Announcement Webinar on Tuesday 17th February at 12:00 (11:00 CET)  Register for the webinar here  Project full name: Hub of Application...

Intelligent Imaging event: 10 March in Dundee

Our next Intelligent Imaging Event will take place on the 10 March. You may have seen this in our ESP Community newsletter. As usual it has a diverse programme encompassing different areas that...
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ESP KTN Events

Tue 14 Jul 2015

REGISTER NOW for MOD SBRI Launch Event on Tuesday 14 July in LONDON

09:00 until 15:30

The Ministry of Defence will very shortly be releasing 3 SBRI calls. The KTN is supporting MOD by hosting a launch event in London on the 14th July. Outline details of the call topics are below....

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