The Forum is a consortium of Welsh companies, University research groups, users and support organisations, formed following the impetus of activities in North Wales, and is dedicated to the development and profitability of the opto-electronics sector in Wales and internationally. Opto-electronics is all around and part of everyones daily life, and probably those who will gain most from the Forum are the people and companies for whom the technology currently forms a small part of their work. [ more ]

Opto-Electronics in action


Photonics 21
28th May 2015 The Photonics21 Annual Meeting marks an important milestone under the Horizon2020 Public Private Par...
Photonex Scotland Roadshow
3rd June 2015 This roadshow brings together the UK’s top photonics technology supplier companies, leading resear...
IQE Building Regional Clusters to drive collaborative innovation
4th June 2015 IQE’s aim is to leverage regional talent, technical capabilities and innovation to build a high-te...
Bright Lights & Engineering
16th June 2015 Celebrating the International Year of Light and the Welsh Festival of Innovation and also the WO...
Photonex Photonics Exhibition/Event
14th October 2015 Photonex is the UK’s showcase event dedicated to photonics, applied optical equipment, biophotonic...

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Keeping you up to date with the Opto-Electronics Industry in Wales


Photonics Academy

Bangor University is now home to the Photonics Academy. A new website will shortly be available, so watch this space!

UK Solar PV Roadmap - Strategy for 2020

The Strategy can be found at [ http://tinyurl.com/ofq31rx ]

A Photonics Enabled Innovation Strategy for Wales

A Photonics Enabled Innovation Strategy for Wales

Read about the Welsh Opto-electronics Forum's vision for Wales, enabling faster wealth creation from new science and technology.
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Higher Education support

HE Support for Welsh opto-electronics sector [ View PDF ]