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16 December 2020

Nicholas Goffin, research associate at Loughborough University, investigates where energy savings can be made in laser processing

16 December 2020

Carlos Lee talks to Lars Rymell, CEO and founder of Swedish consultancy Eclipse Optics

16 December 2020

Filling technical positions is difficult any time, but the pandemic poses further challenges. Jessica Rowbury reports on a panel discussion where experts gave tips to organisations recruiting during this period

13 November 2020

Following the Inpho Venture Summit in October, Blumorpho CEO, Géraldine Andrieux, discusses how startups should approach pitching for venture capital funding in these uncertain economic times

12 November 2020

Chromacity CEO Shahida Imani discusses adapting to a new industry and her approach to management

05 November 2020

David Stuart reports from a panel discussion that saw members of the UK photonics industry discuss opportunities and growth after the pandemic is over

05 November 2020

Carlos Lee talks with Alexey Zarenbin, general director and founder of Forc-Photonics, about his entrepreneurial journey

30 September 2020

From starting an ice cream company as a child to founding an ultrashort pulse fibre laser business, Nikolajus Gavrilinas has always demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit. Here, he discusses the development of Integrated Fiber Optics with EPIC director general Carlos Lee

Richardson during a lab training session with researcher          Chanelle Arias

30 September 2020

Kathleen Richardson, Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida, discusses her career developing next-gen materials and her mentorship roles within this

16 September 2020

There is no replacement for in-person events, says Carlos Lee, but there are many reasons to be cautious

Some of Luminate's third cohort of startups. Credit: Luminate

04 September 2020

Photonics start-ups from Luminate’s business accelerator presented at The Optical Society’s virtual conference. Greg Blackman asks Luminate MD Sujatha Ramanujan how these young firms are coping during the pandemic

26 August 2020

The photonics cluster in Rochester, New York, alone requires 550 more optics technicians every year. Professor Alexis Vogt discusses initiatives to help meet this demand, and suggests other ways to tackle the global optics skills shortage