UK Invests in High Value Photonic Manufacturing Hub

UK Invests in High Value Photonic Manufacturing Hub

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced two £10million manufacturing research hubs that will address major, long-term challenges facing the UK’s manufacturing industries, and capture opportunities from emerging research.

(…) The first of the two Hubs is The EPSRC Manufacturing Hub in Future Liquid Metal Engineering led by Professor Zhongyun Fan at Brunel University.(…)

The second hub is and The EPSRC National Hub in High Value Photonic Manufacturing led by Professor Sir David Payne at the University of Southampton, which aims to underpin the growth of the UK’s £10bn photonics industry and support the £600bn of UK manufacturing output that depends on photonics.

It will do this by improving existing manufacturing processes for production of photonics components; supplying prototype components and sub-systems to their designs; and being a one-stop-shop for trialling user ideas and developing new manufacturing processes

The primary economic impact of the Hub will be the creation of photonics manufacturing processes that will enable commercialisation of emerging photonics technologies. This will result in new products and services and new UK manufacturing jobs, both directly in the photonics industry and in the industries enabled by photonics.Read more

Source: eurekamagazine.co.uk; image: nanowerk.com

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