AUS$23.8 million new funding from the Australian Research Council supports center of excellence through 2018.
A program linking universities in Scotland and California is to drive commercialization of world-class photonics research.
Ten European consortia working on silicon photonics join forces to help transfer technology to electronics industry.
Israeli firm Ellomay Capital funds two 750kW (peak) photovoltaic plants, highlighting the attraction of the Italian solar market to investors.
Laser co-inventor Charles Townes and US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu are to receive awards at the ICALEO show in September.