Photonics components are being used in free-space optical communications to enable faster data transfer between satellites and ground stations. (Image: ESA)

A changing landscape in the space economy

Matthew Dale speaks with ESA to learn about the opportunities arising for photonics in the space sector

Antonio Raspa, innovation manager at EPIC, is responsible for the Photonic Index Universe management

Facilitating investment in photonics

EPIC’s Antonio Raspa speaks with Electro Optics on the intentions and impact of the new photonics index

Pieter Klinkert, fund manager at PhotonDelta (left), Simone Cardarelli, CEO of MicroAlign (centre) and Pleuni Hooijman of Innovation Industries (right). (Image: Photon Delta)

New investment to boost integrated photonics start-up

TU Eindhoven spinoff MicroAlign is developing a new alignment solution for connecting multiple optical fibres and photonic chips

The programme aims to inspire more than 3,500 local students aged 13-18 with first-hand experiences of engineering. (Image: Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff)

GE invests £2.5m in next generation of engineers

The programme aims to inspire more than 3,500 local students, providing first-hand experiences of engineering, and awarding financial support to pursue further education

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