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Marking the fifth anniversary of Fraunhofer CAP, a technical innovation session celebrating the Scottish photonics cluster. Topped and tailed with a little look back and a big look forward.


In construction!

The meeting will be started at 1.45pm with a talk about the Fraunhofer CAP: ‘Paperclips, politics and perseverance - a light hearted look-back on the first five years establishing Fraunhofer in the UK’ Simon Andrews, Fraunhofer UK

Several innovative companies have been invited to speak.

The meeting will conclude with a talk by Dr John-Mark Hopkins, Fraunhofer CAP, “Future Fotonic Firsts - what’s coming up next in the world of photonic innovation”

Fraunhofer in the UK

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. Fraunhofer UK will bridge the gap between university research and industry, train PhD students to be more business-ready, act as a long term R&D partner to UK companies allowing them to focus on near-term marketing and production, and provide a gateway to the best technical expertise in Europe, USA, and Asia.


The UK Fraunhofer Centre is based in the new Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

This is a free meeting, however we do ask that you register in advance, this will help us with choosing which theatre to use and what refreshments we will need. Please register to attend:

Our role:

To benefit the UK economy by enhancing the performance of UK industry through innovation.

  • Providing professional R and D services to industry
  • Being a partner for UK companies in collaborative projects
  • Consultancy service - feasibility and short studies
  • Training the next generation of scientists and engineers

Fraunhofer has a proven track record in bringing new ideas and technologies to market across the world

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