CPE’s Business Development Manager, Carole Eccles, and Aberystwyth University Lecturer and Co-Academic Lead, Dr Rachel Cross, spoke with Mikey McCusker from Business News Wales about the importance of photonics as an enabling technology across a vast range of industry sectors.
Carole describes how CPE bridges the gap between academia and industry to drive innovation using light-based technologies, and in some cases CPE has found a commercial outlet for new research ideas born out of a university lab.
CPE is privileged to be working with companies across a wide variety of sectors within West Wales and the Valleys which means that collaborations have been incredibly varied and interesting, from laser engraved diamonds to endless rolls of tubing or parasites from livestock. Rachel explains that for businesses who have never worked with academia, CPE is a great way for companies to “dip their toe into the water”.
Listen to the interview in full here.