The importance of educating schools about photonics

Photonics is the technology which will define the 21st century and this precisely the reason why it is so important that the next generation of engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs are created now. In order to do this it is vital that the UK, Europe and the World make schools excited about the future of the photonics industry. If an understanding is gained of the uses of photonics and the multiple ways in which photonics can effect our everyday lives, from life science and health, to information and communication, to lighting and display, then a true passion for photonics can be built early on. This feeling is supported by the Photonics21 initiative which has identified critical areas of development for photonics over the next seven years.

Cymtec are proud and excited to be a part of the photonics industry and hope that through collaboration with university, industry and government, we can form a part of next exciting developments in photonics.