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Photonics21 asks for €1.4bn commitment from Horizon Europe

08 July 2019

Photonics21 has released a position statement saying the European photonics sector is ready to invest €100 billion in R&I if a photonics public-private partnership is launched for Horizon Europe funding

Photonics worth £13.5 billion to the UK economy

08 July 2019

The Photonics Leadership Group 2019 update shows the increasing value of light-based technology to UK economy

Rockley Photonics raises $52m in funding

05 July 2019

The silicon photonics company Rockley Photonics has received $52 million in funding from strategic partners

Ocean Optics, Rofin-Sinar UK announce rebrands

28 June 2019

At the Laser World of Photonics event in Munich, Ocean Optics and Rofin-Sinar UK announced rebrands in a bid to better reflect their companies and product offerings

Lumotive demonstrates first metamaterial beam steering chip

26 June 2019

Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded lidar startup based in Seattle, has demonstrated its first beam steering IC for its solid-state automotive lidar systems

The Nanoscribe team were presented with the award by Jessica Rowbury, editor of Electro Optics

Nanoscribe wins Laser Munich award for microoptics printing

25 June 2019

Nanoscribe has won an innovation award at Laser World of Photonics for its Quantum X maskless lithography system, designed for industrial fabrication of refractive and diffractive microoptics

SPIE acquires Xmark Media to run Photonex UK tradeshow

21 June 2019

The organiser of Photonex, Xmark Media, has been bought by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics

Photonics project targets under-representation of women in STEM

18 June 2019

A European project is targeting the underrepresentation of women in photonics, science and engineering fields through organising events in 10 countries across Europe

Benno Oderkerk, president of EPIC welcoming Christian Bosshard (left) and Samuel Bucourt (right) to the EPIC board at EPIC board meeting in Torino in February 2019

 

EPIC welcomes new board members

12 June 2019

Christian Bosshard, vice president of CSEM, and Samuel Bucourt, CEO of Imagine Optic, will be joining the board of directors of European Photonics Industry Consortium

UK supermarket invests £17m in photonics-enabled vertical farming

11 June 2019

UK supermarket Ocado has invested £17 million in vertical farming, by acquiring a major stake in Europe's largest vertical farm and establishing a joint venture with two vertical farming companies

Innoviz's second funding round secures $170m for solid-state lidar

11 June 2019

Innoviz Technologies, maker of solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, has closed its series c funding round with $170 million, bringing the total raised to $252 million

Innovation Award finalists announced

04 June 2019

The award recognises technology that could advance areas such as manufacturing, imaging and biophotonics

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