Friday 9 March 2018

Summer School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics

The CDT in Applied Photonics, an AEngD member, is holding a Summer School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland from 16th to 23rd June 2018.

The summer school will feature lectures and workshops from leading photonics innovators and entrepreneurs:
  • Dr. Thomas Baer, Stanford University, Executive Director, Photonics Research Centre
  • Prof. Sir David Payne, University of Southampton, Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre
  • Prof. Caroline Boudoux, Professor and Co-Founder, Castor Optics
  • Linda Smith, President, Ceres Technology Advisors
  • Dr. Sophie Hippmann, Head of Think Tank, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Prof. Cliff Jones, University of Leeds, Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor, Displaydata
  • Dr. Chris Dorman, Vice President & General Manager, Coherent Scotland
  • Dr. Andrea Lovera, Head of Solutions Division, FEMTOprint
  • Prof. Martin Dawson, University of Strathclyde, Director, Fraunhofer CAP
  • Dr. Thomas Neuenhahn, Head of Innovation Management, Siemens
  • Matthew Wasley, Knowledge Transfer, Manager for Photonics, KTN
In addition to the lecturers and workshops there will be an opportunity for networking in informal setting with lecturers and students; mentoring to develop your ideas and commercial awareness; advice and training on how to fund your idea; exposure to potential funders and sponsors; and great social events, including a Scottish ceilidh.

A limited number of bursaries are available. Further information is available at

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