John D’Ambrosia, chairman of Ethernet Alliance (left), and Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, signing the MoU at EPIC's AGM in Glasgow

EPIC signs MoU with Ethernet Alliance to advance Ethernet tech

15 April 2019

The European Photonics Industry Consortium has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ethernet Alliance, to cooperate on the endorsement of standards and technology roadmaps

Spectral sensing to build picture of natural disasters

10 April 2019

An Earth observation satellite containing a hyperspectral imager has been launched into Space in a five-year programme spearheaded by the Italian Space Agency

European microtechnology sector outlines Brexit fears

08 April 2019

Europe's microtechnology sector is concerned that Brexit impacts such as investment delays and higher levels of bureaucracy could affect businesses

Eureka Network announces funding round for international photonics research

04 April 2019

The Eureka Network in Photonics will fund international research and development projects with up to €2 million to produce industrial photonic technologies

Photonics roadmap highlights education needs

03 April 2019

Photonics must become a ‘pervasive discipline at all levels of education and professional training’ to meet Europe’s challenges, a new report states

Female engineers encouraged to partake in new role model initiative

02 April 2019

In March, a programme was launched to give women in STEM careers the opportunity to share their stories and serve as high-profile role models for school girls

Innoviz raises $132m, Ouster $62m, to accelerate lidar production

27 March 2019

Innoviz’s new funding total now amounts to $214 million, with a second closing of this round expected in the coming months, while Ouster’s total amounts to $89 million

Photo-acoustic PIC sensors could allow low-cost emission analysis

21 March 2019

CEA Leti researchers have developed prototype opto-acoustic sensors that are more energy-efficient and cheaper than existing systems, making gas emission monitoring more accessible

UK attempts to calm scientists with £200m Brexit hi-tech fund

19 March 2019

In a bid to ensure the UK will maintain its reputation as a ‘pioneering nation as it leaves the EU’, the UK Chancellor has allocated £200m to support Britain’s fastest-growing industries as they prepare for Brexit

E-mobility and autonomous cars to feature at Laser World of Photonics

15 March 2019

This year’s Laser World of Photonics will have a special focus on electro-mobility and autonomous driving, two global megatrends that are expected to grow dramatically over the coming decade

Helping European optics firms access global markets

13 March 2019

Collaboration with other regions raises the competitiveness of the European photonics industry, says EPIC's Carlos Lee

Education and industry-academia links key to photonics growth in Israel

12 March 2019

Professor Abraham Katzir, a conference chair of the upcoming Optical Engineering and Science in Israel (OASIS) conference on 1-2 April, outlines the country's photonics industry