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

TS member, UniKLasers, selected to present at UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase in London

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Technology Scotland is delighted to learn that one of its members, UniKLasers – manufacturers of Single Frequency CW DPSS Lasers – have been selected to present progress from their ongoing Quantum Technologies Commercialisation projects in collaboration with Fraunhofer-UK and the University of Birmingham at the UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase in London. The National Quantum Technologies Programme, announced in 2013 with … Read More

SDI to support Scottish companies at MWC Barcelona with Scottish Pavilion

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MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS Barcelona, 26 – 28 February 2019 Scottish Development International is pleased to announce that it will be organising a Scottish Pavilion at MWC Barcelona to support Scottish companies to: Win more international business Promote your products and services internationally Meet industry top decision makers Participating companies will benefit from the below package: 2 delegate passes for MWC Barcelona … Read More

Opening Up Photonics: Fostering Innovation through Diversity and Inclusion – Event report and findings

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For over 125 years, Scotland has been renowned as one of the world’s leading centres for optical engineering and photonic innovation. It is a major contributor to the Scottish economy, enjoying some £1billion in turnover per annum and employing over 6,000 people in high value added jobs. However, this growth doesn’t come without its challenges. Skills shortages in the sector … Read More