Photonics is a science and technology platform based on the use of photons (particles of light), with applications including: telecommunications, data storage, optical metrology, optical imaging, bio-photonics, medical diagnostics, broadband communications, manufacturing, displays, healthcare, sensing, lighting, biosciences and many others.
The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), is currently running a programme funded by the European Regional Development fund to promote and support photonic technology in the West Midlands region by offering free consultancy to SMEs.
This is an opportunity to find out about how light based technologies – such as lasers, fibre optics and spectroscopy - could be useful to your company in ways you might not have expected. The AIPT team are happy to visit you on site and discuss if photonic technology can help address issues and strengthen business areas. With mutual agreement, AIPT are able to offer resources for initial investigations at no cost to you.