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23 Dec 13
United Nations proclaims 2015 'International Year of Light'

Global effort set to boost public and political appreciation of optics and photonics technologies.

17 Dec 13
Europe signs off €3.5BN public-private partnership

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes hails deal as of ‘vital economic importance’, but budget is half that originally proposed.

16 Dec 13
UK firm AFE wins EPIC entrepreneurship award

Advanced Fibreoptic Engineering emerged in the wake of the telecoms bubble.

11 Dec 13
VDMA's Photonics Forum appoints industry-focused steering committee

Committee will define strategic direction for the photonics division of the German engineering group.

10 Dec 13
President of France sees optical biopsies in action

François Hollande visits Cellvizio developer Mauna Kea Technologies in Paris.

05 Dec 13
Ultrafast laser team wins German Future Prize

Bosch, Trumpf and the University of Jena representatives share 2013 award presented by German federal president.

27 Nov 13
Prism Awards 2014: the finalists

A vein viewing system, a MEMS spectrometer and a terahertz scanner feature among the shortlisted entries.

26 Nov 13
UK backs photonics with postgrad training centers

Scheme will train students in photovoltaics, integrated photonics, metamaterials, additive manufacturing and graphene applications.

19 Nov 13
Tech transfer agenda grows at Photonics West

Startup Challenge applications for the February 2014 event are due December 1.

19 Nov 13
UK minister opens Gooch & Housego extension

Vince Cable cuts ribbon on new manufacturing capacity at the growing company’s Torquay site.

06 Nov 13
Rebellion Photonics wins Wall Street Journal’s ‘Startup of 2013’

Houston, Texas-based gas detection camera developer recognized just four years after launching.

29 Oct 13
UK photonics needs to connect higher up ‘value chain’

EPIC meeting identifies strengths of UK but concludes greater integration and ambition still needed.

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