Technology Scotland partners with Women’s Enterprise Scotland on ‘WES 100’

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Technology Scotland are delighted to be partnering with Women’s Enterprise Scotland on their latest venture, ‘WES100’, a programme which will bring 100 men and women together to unlock the economic benefit from greater gender-balance in the workplace. Technology Scotland will be identifying potential participants from Scotland’s Enabling Technology Sector. Just this week (28/05), Mark Logan, former COO Skyscanner, joined WES as … Read More

Technology Scotland to chair and co-organise sessions at PHOTONEX 2018

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Technology Scotland is delighted to be chairing and co-organising sessions at PHOTONEX Scotland 2018, the event where light technologies come alive! Where: South Hall, University of Edinburgh When: Thursday 14th June 2018. This event provides an unbeatable backdrop for the co-located morning conference, ‘Advances in photonic techniques for biomedical sciences’, which will be chaired by Dr Alastair McInroy, Senior Programme … Read More

Technology Scotland announces the publication of its 2017 Annual Report – Download now!

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Technology Scotland announces the publication of its latest Annual Report Over the last year, Technology Scotland has grown significantly, exceeding the milestone of 100 corporate members in the last month. Through their support and cooperation, we have expanded our activities considerably. Between our two Special Interest Groups – The Scottish Optoelectronics Association and MaaS Scotland – we held over 25 ... Read More

Government confirms £20m funding for Quantum Technologies

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Government confirms £20m funding for businesses and researchers to pioneer the use of ground-breaking quantum technologies. The next generation of navigation systems that could operate without GPS, cameras that can see round corners and truly trustworthy methods of exchanging data are three of the devices and systems that could be developed in the next quantum revolution led by UK companies and researchers. The … Read More

Improving regional support for Photonics in the UK: Representing Scotland

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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

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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.

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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

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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