The mission of the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies is through research integrated with education to generate and advance knowledge and innovation in photonics and translate the scientific breakthroughs into technology making industrial, economic and societal impact.
Through growth and consolidation of the current leading position and expansion of our capability, by 2020 the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies will be a centre of excellence in photonics, with global international visibility, reputation as a trailblazer in research and innovation, strong industrial links and knowledge transfer, several strategic industrial partnerships, and a beacon of photonic learning and public outreach activities, ranked among the top academic photonic centres in the world.
Based on our vision and mission, we aim to expand our research, translational and outreach activities through attracting world leading academics, talented young researchers and students, the development of world class laboratory facilities commensurate with AiPT growth, building sustainable financial operational model, establishing the Aston Photonics Education Centre , and joining efforts with the other groups at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston Business School and School of Life & Health Sciences in creating the Aston Impact Acceleration Centre.
The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies will be developing guided by the four interconnected strategic goals: research, post-graduate education, translational activities and public outreach.
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