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

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

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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

Become Technology Scotland’s landmark 100th member!

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Want to become Technology Scotland’s coveted 100th member? After a busy 2 years of operation, Technology Scotland is on the search for its landmark 100th member! We’re within touching distance of reaching this excellent achievement, and to mark the occasion, Technology Scotland’s CEO, Stephen Taylor, will be presenting the winning company with a special gift as an  acknowledgement of this … Read More

Technology Scotland to facilitate discussion group at Scottish National Economic Forum

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Technology Scotland has been invited to facilitate a discussion group at National Economic Forum, alongside ScotlandIS and the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAs). The workshop is entitled ‘Innovation, creativity and digital drivers for industries of the future discussion group’ and will take place on 13 December in Edinburgh. As well as providing an opportunity for new initiatives and partnerships, the … Read More

Autumn Budget 2017: Government gets behind the UK tech sector

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Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, set out his Autumn Budget. In it, the Government pledged their commitment to investing in the UK tech sector, innovation and science-led industries, with a vision to provide greater opportunities for the next generation. In particular, the Budget set out new investment for maths and computer science, as well as funding … Read More