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


Launch of the Welsh Year of Light
5th February 2015 The launch is hosted by Edwina Hart and Professor Julie Williams....
EPSRC Centre Ultra Precision Micro Manufacturing
25th February 2015 The EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision - innovation in next generation ultra precision production syste...
OpenIQE Photonics Innovation Camp
4th March 2015 This is advance news of the next IQEOpen Innovation Camp. Details to follow....
Photonex Southampton Roadshow
9th March 2015 In association with the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) we are pleased to offering an excellen...
Photonex Scotland Roadshow
3rd June 2015 This roadshow brings together the UK’s top photonics technology supplier companies, leading resear...

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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 ]