Photonics Sector to generate 1M new jobs by 2030 – by Photonics21

Francesca SemeraroNews, Publications

Have you ever wondered what could be achieved if the EU maintained photonics as a key funding priority in FP9? Photonics21 has released a new vision paper “Europe’s Age of Light” to sets out a new strategy for the future of European photonics. The paper, realised through the consultation with more than 1.700 companies and research organisations in the photonics … Read More

Improving regional support for Photonics in the UK: Representing Scotland

Emma DixonNews

In December 2017, Stephen Taylor, CEO of Technology Scotland, was invited to represent the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) at a regional photonics workshop in Cardiff. Hosted by the Centre for Process Innovation and the Knowledge Transfer Network, the event gave speakers and attendees the opportunity to input on how future support for the photonics industry is delivered on a regional … Read More

Photonics Trade Mission to Germany: Review and Highlights

Emma DixonNews

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg: October 18th and 19th 2017 In October 2017, The Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) together with Scottish Development International (SDI) arranged for six of Scotland’s leading photonics companies to attend a funded photonics trade mission to Germany; Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2017. Recent research by the European Technology Platform, Photonics21, shows that Germany is Europe’s largest Photonics … Read More

Fraunhofer UK Innovation investment: Funding announced for leading laser scientists.

Emma DixonNews, Uncategorised

Innovation investment: Funding announced for leading laser scientists at Fraunhofer UK An investment of over £5million will bolster the work of one of Europe’s most cutting-edge research and innovation facilities. The funding from the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise will support the second phase of work of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (FhCAP) in Glasgow. The non-profit centre specialises … Read More

Photonics West 2018 in Review: Highlights from the SOA

Emma DixonNews

Photonics West 2018 in Review: Highlights from the Scottish Optoelectronics Association By Stephen Taylor, CEO of Technology Scotland 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. In addition … Read More

HGF Guest Blog: How will “Brexit” affect the European patent system?

Emma DixonNews, Uncategorised

How will “Brexit” affect the European patent system? by Dr Andrew McGettrick, Senior Patent Attorney at HGF, a Corporate Sponsor of Technology Scotland Now that the United Kingdom (UK) has formally triggered the two-year exit process from the European Union (EU), negotiations have officially begun to determine the future relationship between the UK and the EU. A question we are often … Read More

Higgs Centre for Innovation Now Open for Applications

Francesca SemeraroNews

The new Higgs Centre for Innovation on the Edinburgh Royal Observatory site is now open for applications, with the first occupants to move in shortly. The Higgs Centre has been created by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), UK Space Agency, CERN and the University of Edinburgh. This brand new facility will … Read More

Job Alert: IAA KE Associates (3 positions)

Francesca SemeraroNews

Technology Scotland is pleased to announce three new positions at the EPSRC as Impact Acceleration Account Knowledge Exchange Associate. IAA KE Associates (3 positions) Reference Number: 019579 Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Department: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING ADMIN Job Family: Management Professional & Administrative Position Type: Full Time Salary Range: … Read More