Take a look below at our activity highlights across the summer.

Date Activity Description
1st July Photonics21 Meeting Attended 2nd day of Annual Partnership meeting.
5th July Meeting with PhotoHub Met with UK partners of PhotoHub project to determine ways to better promote to our networks.
11th July Space Suppliers Summit pre-event webinar Attended meeting to discuss the event which is taking place in Glasgow in October ’22
13th July South Devon College skills discussion Met with the skills development officer at South Devon College to discuss the photonics skills course that has been developed.
14th July Summer Meeting of Photonics Leadership Group Attended meeting to discuss status, issues and developments in the UK photonics sector.
19th July The New Era for R&D Tax Relief Webinar held in partnership with Technology Scotland member, ForrestBrown.
20th July Product Design Scotland Steering Board Quarterly meeting of PDS Steering Board.
21st July DITI Trade Roundtable Meeting with HM Trade Commissioner for Europe.
26th July Visit to EPIC Centre Met with the centre director and TDA investment development manager to determine ways for our clusters to work more closely together.
28th July NMIS Skills Meeting Meeting to discuss further opportunities to support Scotland’s Photonics sector through skills development.
4th August Photonics update meeting with officials from Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise Regular monthly meeting to discuss photonics sector in Scotland and Photonics Scotland activities.
8th & 9th August Frontiers of Space Optical Communications Workshop Attended workshop hosted by University of Glasgow.
11th August IET Sustainability, Net Zero and Resilience Joined meeting to discuss potential event taking place at Holyrood later this year.
16th  August Photonics for Space Special Interest Group Meeting Hosted by Coherent in the presence of only existing prototype mirror for James Webb Space Telescope.
16th  August 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.
18th August IET STEM in Scotland Roundtable Attended roundtable to discuss STEM in Scotland and approaches to increase uptake for IET report being written.
18th August IET Engineering Policy Group Scotland Meeting Attended meeting to discuss EPGS business.
22nd August Published summary of results from Photonics Scotland Manufacturing Skills Survey Summary can be found here.
24th August Glasgow University School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board Attended regular meeting of IAB.
25th August Meeting of Technology Sector Export Plan Deliver Group Discussed categorisation of technology sector and available data sets for export baselining.
30th August Photonics Scotland Quantum Technology Special Interest Group Discussions focussed on key elements of forthcoming Vision Paper for Scotland’s QT sector.
31st August MaaS Scotland Special Interest Group on Governance and Data Meeting included guest presentation from Daan Van Der Tas, Government of Amsterdam.
31st August Photon 22 Attended 1st day of industry sessions at the IOP Photon 22 conference.

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