Event: how photonic technologies could help your business

Photonics laser


A free workshop event is being held 
on 26th of March  to help SMEs learn how they can exploit photonic technologies in order to help with technical innovation.

The event aims to explain the science behind photonics, how the technology is being used in industry already and most importantly, how photonics might help your business grow.

Photonics is the science and technology platform based on the use of photons (particles of light).  It is one of the fastest growing research and technology areas. Photonics-based applications include; telecommunications, data storage, optical imaging, medical diagnostics and many others. Photonics is a crucial enabling technology that can be used to 
can improve process control for manufacturing companies in the West Midlands.

Aston University has strong expertise in the area of photonics and a successful history of transferring this knowledge to SMEs. This project will help to raise awareness by giving local businesses the opportunity to learn how photonics can fundamentally change their existing technologies and help their business to grow.

The project is funded by the West Midlands European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). 

Come along to this half-day event to find out more about photonics and find ways of leveraging technical expertise to help your business. Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to photonics, technology demonstrations, photonics in industry and some case studies
  • Advice on the level of support available through ERDF, collaborative working and other funding sources


Date: 26th March 2015 

Time: 9:30am-2pm (Lunch will be provided)

To book your free place, please register online via Eventbrite.