Photon 2008 Industry and technology programme






Photon 08 Industry and Technology Programme

The three day Industry Technology Programme (ITP) is specifically aimed at engineers and physicists in the photonics industry. This will run in parallel with the academic programme organised by the Optics and Photonics Division of the Institute of Physics.  Each day of the ITP will be split into three themed sessions each consisting of three 20 minute presentations followed by 10 minutes questions and discussion.

The theme on day one will be Funding and Commercialisation. Here the presentations will focus on how to start, grow and fund your business and will include some company case studies including Kromek, a Durham spin-out now poised for IPO.

On days two and three there will be sessions focusing on Future Technologies which will include industry roadmaps from associations such as WOF and OIDA and presentations from leading researchers and industry players. On the Wednesday Bill MacDonald from DuPont Teijin Films and from Ken Durose at Durham Centre for Renewable Energy will be highlighting the most recent advances in flexible displays and renewable energy.  On Thursday Richard Dorward from Ericsson and Jack Gabzdyl from SPI Lasers will be discussing how industry is advancing in the more established areas of communications and laser technologies.

Accompanying the Future Technologies sessions on Wednesday, the AILU Medical Group has organised a full day session on Lasers in medicine and biophotonics. This will present and discuss the latest advances in laser enabled bio-research and how lasers are used not just in medical procedures but in the manufacture of other medical applications.

Registration for the ITP also includes access to the posters on display. This is an excellent opportunity to investigate possible future disruptive technologies and speak to the researchers doing work on them.

For full details of the ITP Agenda and programme please click here.

Further information can be obtained from Lynne Morton at lynne.morton@optoelectronics.org.uk or call on 01506 497228.

The ITP organisers are grateful to Marks & Clerk who have sponsored the ITP.





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