Analysis & opinion

08 July 2016

Dr Cristina Penine and Peter Finnie, from law firm Gill Jennings & Every, discuss the emerging patent issues surrounding 3D printing

30 June 2016

Jessica Rowbury rounds up reaction from the European photonics sector on Britain's decision to leave the European Union

23 June 2016

Researchers from EU-funded project 'RAIS' discuss collaboration with industry partners and potential market barriers for their point-of-care diagnostic system

15 June 2016

Dr Jack Severs and Graham Crofts, from intellectual property law firm Gill Jennings & Every, discuss the IP fast tracking options for green technology, which includes products that may not be traditionally thought of as environmentally friendly

24 May 2016

With the opening of Australia's first nanoscience research centre in April, Professor Ben Eggleton, leader of the Nanoscale Photonic Circuits Programme at the University of Sydney, discusses the centre's activities in developing photonics integrated circuits

19 May 2016

Dr John Lincoln, from the UK's Photonics Leadership Group, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, and consultancy firm Harlin, gives his opinion on whether Britain should remain part of the European Union, and how this could impact photonics

11 May 2016

SPIE figures reveal that just 20 per cent of engineering degrees in the US are awarded to women, and 40 per cent of those women end up leaving the field. Christina Willis, laser scientist at Fibertek, gives her opinion on how stereotypes contribute to these statistics

11 May 2016

Several high profile acquisitions have been made in the last few months in the photonics sector. Thierry Robin and Jacques Cochard from Tematys discuss the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the photonics industry

29 April 2016

Greg Blackman speaks to the organisers of the Inpho Venture Summit, formerly Invest in Photonics, about encouraging European investors to back photonics technologies

11 April 2016

What questions should you ask when commercialising new photonics technology? Greg Blackman reports from a panel discussion on the subject at Photonics Europe in Brussels

07 April 2016

Greg Blackman reports from a workshop on graphene commercialisation at SPIE Photonics Europe in Brussels

31 March 2016

A University College London research group describe their work on a miniature near-infrared spectrometer for neonatal brain imaging that's small enough for use in intensive care units