Future Photonics Hub Industry Day 2018

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University of Southampton

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Advancing the manufacturing of next-generation light technologies

The Future Photonics Hub is a £12 million EPSRC future manufacturing research hub, which brings together academia and industry to make light-based (photonics) technologies ever more functional, easier to integrate and more economical to manufacture.

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day aims to:

- Unite the UK's excellent science base with companies, R&D organisations and funding agencies

- Present the latest research in new, practical and commercial photonics manufacturing technologies

- Create opportunities to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to key industrial challenges...

... with the ultimate objective to accelerate the growth of the UK's £12 billion photonics sector, and support the £600 billion of UK manufacturing output that depends on this enabling technology.

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?

We know the astonishing range of innovative ideas that emerge when scientists and engineers come together to think about manufacturing. 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 or even a Bucks Fizz.

- The conference programme will begin from 10:30 and run alongside the exhibition throughout the day, until closure 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, an 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 delegate place in advance using the 'Register' button.

Delegate registration closes at 23:30 on Sunday 9 September 2018.

This page is for delegate registration only. If you are interested in having an exhibition stand, please contact us to discuss our Exhibitor packages - or, telephone: 023 80 599 536

To keep informed about Future Photonics Hub news and information on our research, funding opportunities and events that are vital to building the UK’s photonics capability, please sign up here to our mailing list.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about the day, please contact Ruth Churchill, Future Photonics Hub Coordinator:

How can I register as an Exhibitor?

Exhibitor registration is being handled directly by our events team. If you are interested in having a stand at this event, please contact us: or telephone: 023 80 599 536.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Full details of transport/parking options will be provided in your event joining instructions. These will be issued by email following your online registration at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Delegates: the University's Highfield Campus is well-served by public transport. The University's Unilink bus service operates regularly between Southampton Central and Southampton Airport train stations - passengers should alight at the Highfield Interchange, which is adjacent to the conference venue. There is limited pay and display parking available at the Highfield Campus. Delegates who are blue badge holders will be issued in advance with free permits to park on campus close to the conference venue - we are happy to assist with any specific access requirements so please contact us.

Exhibitors: parking is reserved for exhibitors at the nearby Avenue Campus (SO17 1BF). Exhibitors will be able to load in and out in the courtyard space directly in front of the Garden Court exhibition hall (drop-off 07:00-09:00; load out from 16:00-18:00). A parking permit and directions to the Avenue Campus will be included in your joining instructions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, it's not necessary to print your ticket. Our registration team will check you in using the Eventbrite app on arrival.

Can I update my registration information?

Delegates: Yes, you can update your online registration up to one week before the event.

Exhibitors: Please contact our events team directly to discuss your stand booking:

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