Past events

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day 2018

Thursday 20 September 2018, University of Southampton

An astonishing range of innovative ideas emerge when scientists and engineers come together to think about manufacturing

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day aims to unite the UK’s excellent science base with companies, R&D organisations and funding agencies; showcase the latest research in new, practical and commercial photonics manufacturing technologies; and create opportunities to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to key industrial challenges.

Who should attend?

If you are working in photonics research, R&D, research funding, the photonics industry or in one of the many industries enabled by photonics, then this event is for you.

Why attend?

Whether you are from academia or industry, you have a valuable role to play in developing transformational and commercially-viable photonics technologies.

By attending our Industry Day you will:

  • Stay ahead of the curve on the latest photonics research, technologies and UK funding landscape
  • Be part of a forum for discussing the research, challenges and current initiatives currently affecting the sector
  • Gain opportunities to meet with prospective partners, collaborators, customers and suppliers

What's on?

Open from 09:00 for a networking brunch – browse the exhibition and ready yourself for the full day ahead with a breakfast bap, fresh fruit, coffee and a Bucks Fizz. The conference programme will begin from 10:00 and run alongside the exhibition throughout the day, until closing at 17:00.

Activities include:

Keynote speaker - Dr Benn Thomsen, Microsoft Research presents "Challenges and opportunities for photonics in the cloud"


a full technical programme, update on the UK photonics industry landscape, industry exhibition, speed-networking with our researchers, cleanroom tours, and a poster session. A detailed event schedule will be published shortly.

How do I register?

The Industry Day is free to attend. Please book your free delegate place herefree delegate place here (registration closes 23:30 Sunday 9 September 2018)

Can I have an exhibition stand?

If you are interested in having an exhibition stand, find out more here or contact us to discuss our exhibitor packages – or, telephone: 023 80 599 536