CPE Launch event

CPE Partners


CPE Launch Event Invitation  (download)

There are two events:

Monday 8th April 2019
12:00 – 17:00
Room 3 – Conference Centre
Treforest, University of South Wales
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL



Tuesday 9th April 2019
12:00 – 17:00
The OpTIC Centre
St. Asaph Business Park
St Asaph, LL17 0JD




CPE Launch Event Agenda

8th April 2019 University of South Wales

9th April 2019 Glyndŵr University OpTIC Centre, St Asaph

Registration, buffet lunch12:00
Key Notes on Photonics and Its Application13:20
CPE Partners’ Photonics Expertise
University of South Wales13:30
Aberystwyth University13:50
Bangor University14:10
Wrexham Glyndŵr University14:30
University Enterprise Department14:50
Break - Networking15:00
Stakeholders Session15:30
Register Interest16:15

Innovate UK will be holding briefing events on both days 09:00 – 12:00. The briefing events will focus on the upcoming EUREKA Photonics competition for international collaborative R&D projects with a scope on Photonics for Advanced Manufacturing.

About CPE

The Centre for Photonics Expertise has recently been established across Wales unifying the developed Photonics capabilities within four Welsh universities.
Photonics is an enabling technology with very diverse applications in almost every industry sector and everyday life of mankind.
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, CPE Programme is led by Wrexham Glyndŵr University from its OpTIC Centre in St Asaph in partnership with Aberystwyth University, Bangor University
and University of South Wales.
CPE’s aim is to draw together the Photonics expertise and resource already existing at the four partner universities to deliver cross sector, industry driven photonics solutions, strengthening the Photonics market penetration of Wales “PLC” worldwide via a shared pan Wales Photonics Technology Presence.
CPE seeks to carry out research projects
leading to effective improvement in new product / process development for Welsh industry
and creating a solid organisational foundation for future inward investments to build the Welsh economy.