The Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the UK Displays and Lighting KTN have merged to create the Photonics and Plastic Electronics KTN, as of 1 September.
KTNs are funded by a range of government agencies in the UK to foster collaboration between academia and industry. This new KTN will incorporate and deliver the activities of the two previous entities 1 July 2010, when it is expected to become the photonics and plastic electronics 'theme holder' in the Electronics Sensors and Photonics KTN.
The PPE KTN has identified a range of areas in which it is able to add most value: plastic electronics; photovoltaics; optical communications; biophotonics and healthcare; ultra-efficient lighting; imaging; industrial photonics; photonics components; and emerging display technologies.
The KTN's mission is to 'support the photonics and plastic electronics communities in order that they become a beacon of successful UK wealth creation through knowledge, enhanced skills and collaborative partnerships'.
Membership is free to all and new users and visitors to the PPE KTN website can join the network by completing a registration form on the KTN website.