Take a look below at our activity highlights across May.

Date Activity Description
3rd May Regular meeting with IOP/SUPA/SG Discussed next steps towards creation of multi-media information pack to introduce photonics to secondary school pupils.
9th May MaaS Scotland Steering Board Meeting Quarterly meeting of Steering Board to provide strategic guidance to upcoming activities.
10th May Workshop of technology design for rural mobility Supported delivery of design workshop exploring the role of technology in providing future transport solutions for rural areas.
10th May 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 May Attended Ministerial Manufacturing Roundtable on National Strategy for Economic Transformation Discussed the role of manufacturing in supporting the ambitions of NSET and possible interventions required.
12th May 1st Meeting of the Quantum Technology special interest group Launched the SIG with a face-to-face meeting, to discuss the aims and objectives for the group and our priorities for the sector.
13th May Photonics Scotland Steering Board Meeting Quarterly meeting of Steering Board to provide strategic guidance to upcoming activities.
16th May Meeting with Scottish Enterprise hosted by Coherent Scotland Met with Adrian Gillespie, CEO, and Suzanne Sosna, Director of Economic Opportunities, to discuss the opportunities for economic growth with Scotland’s Enabling Technologies Sector.
17th May 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.
19th May Photonics skills discussion with industry representatives and NMIS MSA hosted by Thales. Discussed current skills development programme through NTTF1 and opportunities for expansion under NTTF2.
19th May Photonics Scotland Networking Evening Hosted first ever Photonics Scotland Networking Evening with 50 guests from across the sector.
24th May Inauguration of Medical Devices Manufacturing Centre Attended formal launch of MDMC.
26th May Technology Export Plan Delivery Group Attended 1st meeting of delivery group for SG’s Technology Sector Export Plan.
26th May 47th Stirling Physics Meeting Attended and exhibited at the meeting to raise profile of photonics as a good career option in Scotland.
31st May MaaS Scotland Special Interest Group on Data and Governance Delivered 3rd joint meeting of two MaaS Scotland SIGs. Guest speaker was Tjalle Groen.

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