Photonics is the science and technology of light. This includes lasers, optical systems and components, as well as fibre optics. Photonics is a £13.5bn industry in the UK, with the technology used across various UK industries and in society, from optical communications and data storage to laser sensors for autonomous vehicles.
Our current focus in this area
KTN supports the SuperSolar Network Plus with the Head of Infrastructure acting as Chair to the Network Industrial Advisory Group. Through this group, and programmes such as Energy Catalyst as described above, KTN is actively brokering B2B and B2A linkages.
Canada UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme: CR&D
Opens: 21/11/2022 Closes: 19/04/2023
UK registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint research and development projects. These will advance the development of quantum technologies and enable their commercial use cases.
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition: Round 8
Opens: 13/01/2023 Closes: 08/03/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for loans of £100k-£2m for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Innovate UK Smart grants: January 2023
Opens: 19/01/2023 Closes: 26/04/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Related Events and Recordings
Photonics4Manufacturing at Made Smarter Innovation Alley 2022
Photonics4Manufacturing will be attending Made Smarter Innovation Alley 2022 from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesday 16th November at the Data Theatre, Smart Factory Expo, Liverpool.
Quantum Leap: UK quantum tech showcases enormous progress at industry get-together
Over 1,000 delegates packed into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on Friday 11 November to see the great technological strides made in the field of quantum technology at the 6th Quantum Showcase.