Cardiff, Wales, March 26, 2002 -- The organizers of Photon02, an event that will bring together conferences, seminars and an exhibition in September this year, have announced the details of the Industrial Technology Program (ITP).
The United Kingdom Consortium for Photonics and Optics (UKCPO) has used the experience and expertise of its member organizations to put together a wide ranging program that aims to attract those who work in optics in both universities and industry.
Seminar sessions in the ITP include "Industrial Laser Solutions", provided by the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU), "Machine Vision", provided by the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA), "Optical Communications Driving the Data Revolution" provided by the IEE Professional Photonics Network.
Other sessions will cover "Advances in Displays Technology", "Current Trends in Optical Design" and medical applications in "The Healing Hand of Photonics". This will look at how to take an idea and turn it into a commercial success, from looking for funding, approaching venture capitalists and writing a business plan, through to choosing a business model, growing your company and preparing it for acquisition or flotation. This session will also include first-hand experiences of several European optics start-ups.
The organizers claim that Photon02 will be the biggest optics event ever held in the UK. The meeting, which will be held in Cardiff, will open with an address by the UK Minister for Science, Lord Sainsbury of Turville.
Mobilex Exhibitions who are organizing the exhibition, Photonex 2002, are also promoting a Technology Exchange Forum, "Meet the Buyer" Surgeries and a Recruitment Fair. In addition there will be leading research conferences, including the biennial Institute of Physics Applied Optics and Optoelectronics Conference.
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