Photonics West 2019: Highlights from the SOA

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Photonics West 2019: Highlights from the SOA Every year Photonics West bring together some of the leading figures in the industry, with attendees and exhibitors getting an exclusive insight into the latest technologies, the chance to meet new business connections, and to catch up with old friends. Since the SOA became a network of Technology Scotland in 2016, we have … Read More

Scottish Optoelectronics Association announces Scottish Photonics Week

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Scottish Optoelectronics Association announces Scottish Photonics Week The Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) is delighted to announce Scottish Photonics Week, a week-long series of events designed to mark the 25th anniversary of the SOA and showcase Scotland’s photonics expertise. To open Scottish Photonics Week, welcome the EPIC AGM delegates and celebrate its 25th anniversary, the SOA is hosting a Civic Reception and … Read More

Technology Scotland secures European Cluster Accreditation

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Technology Scotland secures European Cluster Accreditation Technology Scotland is delighted to have been awarded Bronze Status from the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). The bronze accreditation, as granted through the European Cluster Management process, is awarded to cluster management organisations that demonstrate their desire to strive for excellence against a series of benchmarks. With support and encouragement from Scottish Enterprise, … Read More

Scottish Optoelectronics Association to exhibit at SPIE Photonics West 2019

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The Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) is delighted to announce it will exhibit and host a Scotch whisky reception at SPIE Photonics West 2019, the world’s largest photonics technologies event. When: 5th February 2019 – 7th February 2019 Where: Moscone Convention Centre, the Scottish Pavilion, Booth 1651, South Hall During the show, attendees will be able to meet our CEO, Stephen … Read More

Input into the UK’s future migration policy and highlight skills gaps

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As we know from our 2017 Skills and Recruitment Survey, skills gaps are widely recognised within the Enabling Technology Sector. Therefore, Technology Scotland is calling on all members having difficulties recruiting for certain skill sets and roles to respond to a call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). In June 2018, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee … Read More

Technology Scotland Annual Dinner photos now available to view

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Technology Scotland Annual Dinner photos now available to view We are delighted to share that photos from the Technology Scotland Annual Dinner are now available to download and view online - with a few sneak peeks below! We hope everyone enjoyed the evening! VIEW THE PHOTOS  

Opening Up Photonics: Event Feedback and Report

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Opening Up Photonics: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity & Inclusion A collaboration between University of Glasgow, Technology Scotland, the KTN and Institute of Physics Scotland In October 2018 we were delighted to welcome around 50 professionals from Scotland’s photonics community to a new initiative focusing on increasing diversity in the sector. Following the panel discussions on the day, we shared a … Read More

Belford Research seeks Laser Physicist to help run a laser damage testing facility

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BELFORD RESEARCH RECRUITING FOR LASER PHYSICIST Technology Scotland member, Belford Research, is looking for an optics/laser physicist or laser engineer to help run a laser damage testing facility located 7 miles south of Edinburgh in Eskbank. The position includes Laser Damage Testing, analysis and working on ongoing research activities. The position would ideally suit a PhD student in write-up stage … Read More