25 November 2008

Funding opportunities in High Value Manufacturing: Micro/Nano laser processing success stories

  • Sector: micro:nano group
  • Location: Aston Science Park, Birmingham
  • Attendees: All Welcome


This Micro:Nano Group meeting is being organised by the Association of Laser Users (AILU) in partnership with the Photonics KTN and the Nanotechnology KTN. For additional information about the Micro:Nano Group see

The day comprises presentations about funding calls through the Technology Strategy Board, FP7 and the EPSRC. Hear case studies from successful partners who have delivered successful projects and proposals to obtain funding in recent calls. Give yourself the opportunity to set up collaborations and shape future calls by attending this one day event.

TITLE: Funding opportunities in High Value Manufacturing: Micro/Nano laser processing success stories


This one-day meeting at Aston Science Park is to highlight the opportunities for funding in the application of laser technology to High Value manufacturing and other funding calls. The scope of the meeting includes presentations from key funding sources as well as case studies illustrating successful projects in previous calls.

Laser technology is vitally important in the micro and emerging nanoengineering fields, providing high-resolution, accuracy, speed and flexibility. Laser technology is a key technology in innovative products used in many sectors.


9:00 - 10:00    Registration and coffee

Session 1: Funding opportunities

9:50 - 11:00

Chair - Introduction & Welcome - Alastair Wilson, Photonics KTN

Collaborative R&D and Support - Technology Strategy Board

Opportunities in Framework 7 Programme - FP7

11:00 - 11:20   Refreshment Break

Nanoscience Programme and Grand Challenges - EPSRC

Regional Support and the future for Manufacturing - Advantage West Midlands

12:20 - 13:30   Lunch and Networking

Session 2: Case Studies 

13:30 - 15:00

GSI Group - Mark Greenwood

Bookham - Mike Wale

BAE Systems - Jadjit Sidhu

Oxford Lasers - Andrew Kearsley

15:00 - 15:20 Refreshment Break

University of Ulster - Jim McLaughlin

Liverpool John Moores University - Martin Sharp

16:10 - 16:30 Refreshment Break

Session 3: The impact of lasers in relation to Grand Challenges and debate for content of future funding calls

16:30 - 17:00 Opportunity to shape proposals for future calls

Click here transfer to the Nanotechnology KTN web site and to download the presentations



Places are limited so to avoid disappointment, CLICK HERE to download the booking form and register by emailing the completed form to Natasha Taylor at the Nanotechnology KTN:

The registration fee for this event is £50+VAT.

Programme may be subject to change, the Association of Laser Users, the Photonics KTN and the Nano KTN cannot be held responsible for a necessary change to the programme.

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