Industry Day 2018 programme news

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day, taking place at the University of Southampton on Thursday 20 September is drawing near.

Registration is now closed so please forward any enquiries to contact@photonicshubuk.org

What’s on?

Below is the programme for the day.  The 5 sessions will feature talks from The Future Photonics Hub co-investigators and invited speakers.

  • 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

Who should exhibit?

If you are working in the photonics industry, an R&D organisation or in one of the many industries enabled by photonics, a large company or an SME then this event is for you. See the list of exhibitors already booked for the event.

Who should visit?

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

Who to contact?

For all enquiries, email us: contact@photonicshubuk.org or telephone: 023 80 599 536


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