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Upcoming Events

9th Dec, 8.30am-5pm, Aerospace Wales Expo 2021

Location: Coleg Cambria, Connah’s Quay

Centre for Photonics Expertise, CPE, are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Aerospace Wales Expo 2021. This capability showcase and supply chain opportunities event will be held on Thurs 9th Dec at Coleg Cambria, Connah’s Quay in North Wales.

CPE will be joined with companies such as Photonics Connected, Global Laser, and Glyndwr Innovations in the “Photonics Zone”.

Why not join us at the event by registering here: Aerospace Wales Expo 2021

You can catch up on our past webinars here:

Wales Tech Week 2021: Photonics in Action – How to Keep Growing and Innovating

Wales Tech Week 2021: Grafmarine – Driving Zero Emissions at Sea

Emerging Tech Fest 2021: How industry-academic partnerships with Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) can boost industry in Wales

Emerging Tech Fest 2021: How Photonics is Driving Innovation in Wales

Watch our BDM Hazel Hung’s webinar for a general overview and case studies of the CPE program.

Watch Dr David Coathup’s webinar for information on the state-of-the-art CPE facilities available at the OpTIC Centre.

Past Events

27th Oct, 8am-2pm, North Wales Business Exhibition 

Location: Coleg Cambria, Connah’s Quay

Organised by DBF (Deeside Business Forum), North Wales Business Exhibition is back again for 2021. Come along and have a chat with us about solving technical business challenges

21st Oct, Day of Photonics 2021

Join CPE Wales to celebrate Day of Photonics on 21st Oct.

We have a jam packed schedule for the day. With podcasts and Photonics Phacts throughout the day, follow us on social media as the photonics frenzy unfolds!

See our dedicated Day of Photonics page for more information. Click Here.

9th Sept, Wales StartUp Awards 2021

CPE are proud to be supporting the Wales Start Up Awards.

View the shortlist here . Results will be announced during an evening event, on Thurs 9th September at the Depot in Cardiff, celebrating the successes of new businesses across Wales.

Wales Tech Week, 21-25 June 2021

Technology Connected’s five day virtual festival, Wales Tech Week, returns this summer following a successful inaugural event in 2020. Click here for more info.

Mon 21st June, 11.45-12.45: Photonics in Action – How to Keep Growing and Innovating

Mon 21st June, 15.00-15.45: Driving Zero Emissions at Sea

8 March 2021, Women in STEM – International Women’s Day

Come and celebrate Women in STEM with us on March 8th (1-2.30pm).

This event is a collaboration between M-SPARC and five Bangor University STEM projects, including CPE. Hear from our Programme Director, Prof Caroline Gray, and Business Development Manager, Dr Hazel Hung, on their journey in to STEM.

Register for the event here.

26-28th Jan 2021, Emerging Tech Fest 2021

Centre for Photonics Expertise are delighted to announce we are partners of Emerging Tech Fest 2021. Read more.
Book your space here:

How industry-academic partnerships with Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) can boost industry in Wales

Working with Academia, Tues 26th January, 10.30-11.30

Come and meet the CPE team where we will showcase how we work with businesses across Wales to support product and process development. Find out how recent advances in photonics technology can boost your productivity and drive innovation across a wide variety of industry sectors.

How Photonics is driving Innovation in Wales

Emerging Tech, Thurs 28th January, 14.15-15.15

Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) invites you to join their panel of industry experts from a wide variety of sectors to discuss their journey of development and innovation. Find out how photonics is relevant to industry and the exciting projects that they are working on.

22 Oct 2020, Mid & South West Regional Roadshow 2020

Organised by Business Wales and the Welsh Government, this event features a full day agenda highlighting the development opportunities and activities in the region.

CPE will be hosting a virtual exhibition stand where our BDM team will be available for a 1:1 chat.

Register for the event here.

Wales Tech Week, CPE Webinar Series

CPE’s Wales Tech Week webinar series will discuss how we can support product and process development in Welsh businesses as well as showcase the range of engineering resources and state of the art facilities available. See our blog post for full details.

Please join us and register for the following events:

Tuesday 14th July, 10.30-11.00

Tuesday 14th July, 14.00-15.30

Wednesday 15th July, 12.15-12.45

5 Mar 2020, The OpTIC Centre, Glyndwr University, St Asaph

Innovative Photonics in Wales

  • CPE are hosting an event with support from SPARCii and ASTUTE to bring together a program for the day which will showcase real world applications of photonics and where technologies are impacting businesses today.
  • Register for the event here.
4 & 7 Feb 2020, 9:00-13:00, USW Treforest and Newport Campus

CPE Drop-in Clinics 

  • To explore how you can work with CPE on RD&I for your business at no cost to you, you can register for one of our free drop-in slots to discuss your ideas with a member of the team.
  • Meetings are held 1:1 at USW Exchange or can be via Skype video calling.
  • 4 Feb – Treforest Campus. Register for the event here.
  • 7 Feb – Newport Campus. Register for the event here.
29 Jan 2020, Llandudno

Emerging Tech Fest 2020

  • CPE will be hosting a stand at this exciting event on emerging technology. Come and find us for a chat.
  • Our very own CPE Director and OpTiC Technology Centre Director, Caroline Gray, will be on the expert panel discussing Emerging Technologies in Health.
  • Register for the event here.
14 Jan 2020, 17:30-20:00, USW Newport Campus

Maximise Your Membership – Innovation in Business

  • Join the South Wales Chamber or Commerce for an evening of cutting-edge Tech Innovation in association with USW at the newly opened Exchange Hub, Newport City Campus.
  • Invited speakers from CPE (Hazel Hung), CEMET and Simply Do.
  • Register for the event here.