Industry Day 2018

Thursday 20 September 2018, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus (Garden Court)

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day aims to unite the UK’s excellent science base with companies, R&D organisations and funding agencies; showcase the latest research in new, practical and commercial photonics manufacturing technologies; and create opportunities to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to key industrial challenges.

Who should attend?

If you are working in photonics research, R&D, research funding, the photonics industry or in one of the many industries enabled by photonics, then this event is for you.

Register here for a free delegate pass.

Why attend?

Whether you are from academia or industry, you have a valuable role to play in developing transformational and commercially-viable photonics technologies.

By attending our Industry Day you will:

  • Stay ahead of the curve on the latest photonics research, technologies and UK funding landscape
  • Be part of a forum for discussing the research, challenges and current initiatives currently affecting the sector
  • Gain opportunities to meet with prospective partners, collaborators, customers and suppliers

What’s on?

Below is the programme for the day. The five sessions feature talks from Future Photonics Hub co-investigators and invited speakers. See further information on our speaker programme here.

  • 09:00 – 10:00 – Registration, networking brunch and browse the exhibition
  • 10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome from Professor Sir David Payne (Director, The Future Photonics Hub)
  • 10:00 – 10:45 – Keynote speech from Dr Benn Thomsen (Microsoft Research): ‘Challenges and opportunities for photonics in the cloud’
  • 10:45 – 11:25 – Session 1: ‘Solutions for next-generation data communications’
  • 11:25 – 11.45 – Refreshment break and exhibition time
  • 11:45 – 12:45 – Session 2: ‘Lasers – Higher power and greater efficiency’
  • 11:45 – Optional cleanroom tour
  • 12:45 – 14:15 – Lunch and exhibition with speed networking session
  • 14:15 – 15:00 – Session 3: ‘Opportunities for UK Photonics’ with talks by Georgios Papadakis (Innovation Lead – Electronics, Sensors and Photonics, Innovate UK), Ben Whitaker (Innovation Partner – The Defence and Security Accelerator) and Dr John Lincoln (CEO, The Photonics Leadership Group and Industrial Liaison Manager, The Future Photonics Hub)
  • 15:00 – 15:40 – Session 4: ‘Volume manufacturing of 2D and metamaterials’
  • 15:40 – 16.40 – Refreshment break and exhibition time
  • 16:00 – 17:00 – Session 5: ‘Integration – compact, low cost, ‘smarter’ devices’
  • 16:00 – Optional cleanroom tour
  • 17:00 – Thank you and close

How do I register? 

The Industry Day is free to attend. Please book your delegate place in advance using the ‘Register’ button on our Eventbrite page.

Delegate registration closes at 23:30 on Sunday 9 September 2018.

Can my company have an exhibition stand? 

Companies and research organisations that would like to exhibit their latest products and services have the opportunity to:

  • Showcase your latest products and services to influential members of the UK photonics community
  • Meet with prospective partners, customers and suppliers
  • Stay ahead of the curve on the latest research, technologies and funding landscape
  • Be part of a forum discussing the issues currently affecting the sector

Our exhibitor package includes:

  • exhibition space (table, two chairs, power and space for two pull-up banners)
  • full access to the event programme (two delegate passes included)
  • the opportunity to add an insert or small giveaway to our delegate press packs
  • company listing and description in our exhibition programme
  • your logo displayed on our website and exhibition banner and display screens
  • exhibitor announcement on our social media channels
  • free car parking and venue shuttle (to and from the car park)
  • free access to official event photographs

Standard exhibitor rate £600+VAT – booking closes on Friday, 7 September

If you are interested in having an exhibition stand, find out more here or contact us to discuss our exhibitor packages – contact@photonicshubuk.org or, telephone: 023 80 599 536

See our list of participating exhibitors.


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