SPIE Photonex 2022 - the UK’s premier photonics exhibition

Posted on: 15/08/2022

Taking place in Birmingham from 6-8 December 2022, SPIE Photonex is a leading photonics exhibition with product demos, industry presentations and technical workshops. Innovate UK KTN is a partner for this year's event.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

With a technical programme running 6-8 December and an exhibition running 7-8 December, SPIE Photonex 2022 is the UK’s premier photonics techniques and technology event. Admission to the exhibition is free, and with 44 confirmed exhibitors already, it will be essential viewing for any companies in the field of photonics. This event will bring together 1,500 international engineers and scientists working to impact the areas of photonics, lasers, biophotonics, imaging, lasers, silicon photonics, optical technologies, vacuum components and instruments, and sensor satellite systems.

2022 Symposium Chairs:

Dr Tariq Ali, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), University of Birmingham

Professor Graham T Reed, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

2022 Industry Programme Chairs:

Simon Andrews, Executive Director, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd

Najwa Sidqi, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Quantum Technologies, Innovate UK KTN


Visit top companies in the free exhibition 7 – 8 December 2022. Make key connections at this leading exhibition with product demos, industry presentations and technical workshops, and networking with exhibiting companies and colleagues.

Come to the NEC in Birmingham and see the best solutions, components, instruments, and system providers. Photonex brings the whole supply chain together: supplier companies, consultants, industrial users, researchers, science groups, and innovative start-ups.

There are exciting focuses on Quantum Technologies, Luminescent Organic Semiconductor Materials and Devices, and Functional Material Applications: From Energy to Sensing.

Registration will open in September 2022: sign up to receive emails about the event and save the date.

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