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Kaiam Corporation appoint their first SU2P Industrial Fellow

Kaiam Corporation are delighted to announce that they have appointed their first SU2P Industrial Fellow following a successful response to the scheme over the summer period. Further details about the new fellow will be announced in the new year.

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Scottish Photonics Networking Reception

Following the success of our event during Photonics West in 2016 SU2P will again host the Scottish Photonics Networking Reception on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 17.30 – 19.30pm at The Marriott Marquis Hotel - San Francisco

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SU2P Annual Symposium April 5th&6th 2017

The 8th SU2P Symposium will  be hosted by Heriot Watt University in  2017

The dates for the symposium have just been confirmed as Wednesday 5th April and Thursday 6th April , 2017

Put the dates in your diary NOW!

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Partners

The academic Partners in SU2P are:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Edinburgh University
  • Glasgow University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Stanford University
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde

Other Partners include:

  • LINC Scotland
  • ESP KTN

Links to all partner institutions and group pages are here.

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SU2P Symposium

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The 8th SU2P Symposium will be held on the 5th and 6th of April 2017 at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW - REGISTRATION DETAILS TO FOLLOW

The Symposium speaker programme continues to feature world class speakers who will present and challenge the delegates on innovation, research and exploitation over a wide range of photonics related topics. This year the programme will include student presentations to showcase the immense talent developing in the SU2P community in Scotland. All participants will discover and learn about the latest innovations in photonics and access the excellent opportunities for local and international networking the symposium provides.

Programme Outline

  • Theme focused sessions covering Healthcare & Medicine Energy & Environment, Communications & IT, Advanced Manufacturing Defence & Security
  • NEW—Student presentations
  • Poster Session
  • Exhibition featuring industry partners and photonics industry
  • Symposium Banquet

Scottish Photonics Networking Reception

Following the success of our event during Photonics West in 2016 SU2P will again host the Scottish Photonics Networking Reception on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 17.30 – 19.30pm at The Marriott Marquis Hotel - San Francisco

  • Find out about Scottish photonics & technology capabilities and opportunities in both research and industry sectors
  • Meet with Scottish photonics companies and researchers, SF Bay organisations and universities working in photonics research, development and applications
  • Hear about opportunities via SU2P to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration between SF Bay organisations, alumni and the Scottish photonics community
  • Identify and generate new contacts, potential new collaborations, projects and business opportunities

Delegate numbers will be restricted so email the SU2P Director now to apply for your place at this event: carol.scullion@strath.ac.uk.

Background to SU2P

The Universities of Strathclyde, St Andrews, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow and Edinburgh, together with Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), are collaborating with local industry to build enduring relationships which form the basis of a network which helps to sustain the economic impact of photonics in both the UK and California.

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The project, SU2P, capitalises on leading research in the photonics sector, in fields including life sciences and renewable energy, and the commercial opportunities the research offers.

It also bolsters existing links between universities and businesses in Scotland and the US.

The programme between the six institutions focuses on challenges in:

and includes research areas:

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  • Quantum Technologies and Applications
  • Biophotonics, including stem cell imaging and neuroscience photonics
  • Solar cell devices and characterisation
  • Integrated photonics
  • Photonics sensors, including atom and quantum optic sensors and environmental science and technology

The project gives talented young researchers the opportunity to experience working in laboratories in California. It also enables businesses in the US and the UK to share ideas and expertise with academics in both countries.

Professor Allister Ferguson, Deputy Principal of Strathclyde and Principal Investigator in the Collaboration, said: "This is an ambitious and inventive programme aimed at delivering huge social and economic benefits. We thank the RCUK Science Bridges programme for initially fudning this programme which is now being succesfully sustained by the universiites involved.

"Photonics is a sector with vast capacity for innovation in research and for commercial opportunities. It is dominated in the UK by small companies, and we aim to build on that capacity through this venture, by broadening and strengthening the links in photonics between Scotland and California."