Take a look below at our activity highlights across September.

Date Activity Description
1st September MaaS Investment Fund Project Forum Quarterly meeting of all MIF Project Leads coordinated my MaaS Scotland.
1st & 2nd September Photon 22 Attended 2nd day of industry sessions and final day of the IOP Photon 22 conference.
6th September Meeting of Technology Sector Export Plan Delivery Group Discussed data from recent cluster surveys relating to exporting, how to improve data, evidence and forecasting, and budget to support work.
6th September ECOC’23 Discussions Met with representatives from Nexus Events to discuss Photonics Scotland’s involvement in ECOC’23
7th September Innovate UK KTN Design in Innovation Network Advisory Board Meeting of Advisory Board to discuss upcoming Innovate UK Design Strategy
7th & 8th September EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit Attended the summit hosted by EPIC and University of Glasgow.
8th September Photonics Scotland networking evening Hosted 2nd Photonics Scotland networking evening, with over 30 representatives from across the sector.
8th September MaaS Scotland Special Interest Group on Behavioural Change Guest speakers included BetterPoints and Fairtiq.
9th September IET Sustainability, Net Zero and Resilience Attended meeting to discuss event taking place at Holyrood in December 2022.
9th September PLG Future Photonics Leaders Early Career Sandpit Attended sandpit (presented Opening up Photonics and chaired breakout room) to define the concept, ToR, representation, initial tasks and roles.
12th September Scotland Semiconductor Strategy Meeting Attended meeting with relevant representatives from across the sector to discuss the sector in Scotland.
13th September Advanced Manufacturing National Occupational Standards Technical Expert Group Attended meeting for the development of 6 new NOS for the Higher-Level Functions in Advanced Manufacture
13th September Photonics update meeting with officials from Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise Regular monthly meeting to discuss photonics sector in Scotland and Photonics Scotland activities.
14th September Update meeting with EDI manager from NMIS. Regular monthly meeting to discuss potential collaborations and activities.
21st – 23rd September CARLA Camp Graz Invited to speak and take part in industry panel at CARLA Camp Graz, for early-stage researchers and students to discover photonics, meet experts from academia and industry.
22nd September Design for the Future of Mobility Event Delivered through our Product Design Scotland Network, the first in a series of events exploring the role of design in key thematic areas.
27th September IET Sustainability, Net Zero and Resilience Attended meeting to discuss event taking place at Holyrood in December 2022.
28th September 2nd Meeting of Opening up Photonics Steering Board Regular quarterly meeting of OuP Board
29th September CENSIS Summit Exhibited as Product Design Scotland alongside many of our members.
30th September Photonics21 Work Group 6 Meeting Follow-up Workshop for WG6 “Agriculture and Food” to further discuss and to identify the strategic approach in the field for the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

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