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14 Jan 16
€30m call for 'future factories' laser proposals

Investment now available for high-tech manufacturing proposals in Europe - but closing on January 21.

12 Jan 16
25 make Startup Challenge 2016 semi-final list

Improved contact lenses, a 'marijuana breathalyzer' and a camera no larger than a grain of sand are among the technologies vying for a share of $25,000 at Photonics West event.

11 Jan 16
UK government bolsters compound semi support

Catapult center to receive total funding of £50 million to develop optoelectronic and other devices based on III-V semiconductors.

07 Jan 16
CES 2016: helmets, drones and automobiles

German optics giant Zeiss makes its debut at the Las Vegas event as photonics-driven advances abound.

30 Dec 15
First speakers announced for International Year of Light wrap

Nobel laureates John Mather and Shuji Nakamura to address hundreds of IYL VIPs at grand finale in Mexico.

24 Dec 15
UK photonics 'launchpad' offers SME research funding

£500k competition aims to stimulate hotspot of photonics businesses in North Wales.

16 Dec 15
NASA refines and tests ICESat-2’s laser aim

New bespoke steering mechanism is key to successful planned laser scans of Earth from 2017.

09 Dec 15
Flexible solar panels power Cygnus to ISS rendez-vous

Fan-like, lightweight solar modules unfurled in Earth orbit for first time.

08 Dec 15
Texas 'troll' targets US laser firms

Unibeam Photonics files complaints against 27 different companies in notorious court jurisdiction of Marshall, Texas.

02 Dec 15
Route des Lasers attracts new firms to French cluster

Startups Moria Lase, Irisiome and Spark Lasers join Aquitaine’s growing photonics and optics group.

26 Nov 15
IYL to close with film festival in Mexico

Official closing ceremony of year-long celebration of light takes place in Mérida in early February.

25 Nov 15
UK government backs photonics commercialization hub

EPSRC allocates £10 million in central funding for ‘national hub in high-value photonic manufacturing’ in Southampton.

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