Opening up Photonics – launch event

Opening Up Photonics launch event

Date: 29 September 2021

Time: 1030 – 1130

Location: SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies – SEC, Carron 2



About this event

Opening up Photonics, a partnership between Photonics Scotland, Glasgow University, the Institute of Physics and KTN, is a platform supporting the Scottish photonics industry to discuss, challenge and address as a community, barriers faced by minority groups, with the aim of increasing accessibility, championing diversity, and ensuring a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Diversity is critical to the growth and development of the talent pool in Scotland. It helps organisations attract and retain the best and brightest talent. It makes organisations more adaptable, helps avoid group-think, and contributes to disrupting the status quo. Diversity is good for business because different perspectives drive innovation, accelerate growth, and lead to more robust decisions and outcomes. Simply it is the right thing to do.

At the launch event you will learn more about the Opening up Photonics initiative, our aims and objectives, input from industry supporters, and how you can get involved


Agenda & speakers

10:30: Chair Welcome (Alison McLure, Institute of Physics)
10:35: The Opening up Photonics Initiative (Alison McLeod, Photonics Scotland; Kirsty Annand, University of Glasgow)
10:45: Opening Remarks from Panelists (Shahida Imani, Chromacity; Neil Martin, Vector Photonics;Rachel Moir, NMIS)
11:00: Q&A Panel Session
11:30: Close


To register for the event please follow this link, and select the “Exhibition and Industry Sessions only (free)” option.  Registration will also be available on the day at the SEC.


Sep 29 2021


10:30 am - 11:30 am
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