Yorkshire and Humber is showcasing the region’s talent in the emerging field of photonics in ‘Harnessing Light…the Future’s Bright, the Future’s Photonics,’ an event hosted by
It will look at how an increasing number of key sectors in the region are making use of photonics in developing business products and processes that rely on the efficient processing of advanced materials, high precision manufacturing, and accurate measurement and monitoring.
The event run by the Yorkshire Science and Technology Network aims to demonstrate how photonics will affect key regional industries such as medical, automotive, aerospace, defence and manufacturing.
One of the speakers will be Prof Animesh Jha, of
‘The generation and manipulation of light is a key technology for the future,’ he said. ‘If the 20th century was the century where the electronics age emerged, then this coming century will be seen as the photonics age.’
Also speaking will be Dr Richard Hogg Sheffield
Jim Farmery, head of innovation at RDA Yorkshire Forward said: ‘Photonics typically represents between five and 20 per cent of the cost of a product in business. As a £20bn market in the
‘We need to expand on the use of photonics from traditional applications such as data transmission and consumer equipment and make this work for our businesses and our economy going forward.’