Take a look below at our activity highlights across January.

Date Activity Description
10th January IET Sustainability, Net Zero and Resilience Joined meeting to discuss event taking place at Holyrood next month.
10th January Photonics update meeting with officials from Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise Regular monthly meeting to discuss photonics sector in Scotland and Photonics Scotland activities.
12th January EPSRC – Innovate UK Semiconductor Technology Roundtable Attended roundtable bringing together expertise from across academia, industry and policy makers to discuss strategic activities in the semiconductor space.
12th January Meeting with Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise Discussed Scotland’s photonics ambitions and the role of clusters in supporting the ambitions of both NSET and the Scottish Innovation Strategy.
13th January Photonics West discussion Met with representatives from SDI and DIT to discuss presence at the show and how best to support the Scottish delegation.
16th January MIF Project Forum Coordinated regular meeting of Scotland’s 5 MaaS pilot projects.
17th January Meeting of Technology Sector Export Plan Delivery Group (TEDG) Discussed common export opportunities/challenges across photonics, fintech and space applications.
18th January Scottish Optical Communications Symposium Technology Scotland sponsored this inaugural event hosted by Strathclyde University.
18th January IET Engineering Policy Group Scotland Meeting Attended meeting to discuss EPGS business.
19th January Presentation @ University of Edinburgh on future of technology in transport Highlighted roles of MaaS and digital demand responsive travel in meeting Scotland’s transport and climate ambitions.
19th January PIC x Quantum Workshop Workshop run in partnership with Optonique, QUPID and Photonics Scotland to explore potential collaborations for the Canada-UK 22-23 collaborative industrial R&D call on quantum technology.
23rd January Regular meeting with IOP/SUPA/GSC/SG Discussed progress and next steps towards creation of a multi-media information pack to introduce photonics and photonics careers to secondary school pupils.
23rd January Opening up Photonics – Lights & Lasers Event. Held in partnership with Equate Scotland Highlighted career opportunities in Scotland’s photonics sector to female undergraduate students.
24th January Meeting of Opening up Photonics management team Met with representatives from IOP Scotland, University of Glasgow and Innovate UK KTN to discuss the Opening up Photonics initiative and plan next steps.
26th January Fraunhofer UK 10th Anniversary Celebrated Fraunhofer UK’s 10th Anniversary – conference and exhibition.
29th – 31st January SPIE Photonics West Attending Photonics West and exhibiting at the trade show on the UK Pavilion, sharing a stand with Chromacity.
31st January MaaS Scotland Behavioural Change Special Interest Group Regular quarterly meeting of MaaS Scotland SIG.