16 June 2018 to 23 June 2018


Venue: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Time: 07:30 to 20:00

Why a summer school in Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

The worldwide photonics market is worth $150 billion. Graduate schools around the world are producing excellent photonics researchers, but achieving sustainable economic impact makes it important to stimulate a spirit of enterprise, technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship in this community of early career researchers. 

Who's organising the School?

The School is a biennial event coordinated by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics.  It is organised in collaboration with the Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics (SUSSP) and has been designated SUSSP74.

Where is it being held?

In St Andrews, a coastal city about 80 km north of Edinburgh and home to Scotland's oldest university.  More information about the location and a map can be found at this link.

Who should attend?

The school is open to PhD students and early-career researchers (industrial and academic) working in photonics and closely related areas. 

Why should I attend?

  • Lectures and workshops from leading photonics innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Networking in an informal setting with lecturers and students.
  • Mentoring to develop your ideas and commercial awareness
  • Advice and training on how to fund your idea
  • Exposure to potential funders and sponsors
  • Great social events, including a Scottish ceilidh
  • A fantastic coastal venue in one of Scotland's oldest cities

How much does it cost?

The registration fee is £850 and includes accommodation, all meals and tea/coffee breaks, conference dinner and all social events and travel to/from Edinburgh airport.  A limited number of bursaries are available.

There is also a reduced registration fee of £450 for local students. For more information about this, please contact K.Sulima@hw.ac.uk.

How do I register?

The application site is now open and will close on 31st March 2018.  Offers of places will be made from mid-March to April, with a requirement to complete registration and bank transfer of registration fees by 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: https://www.cdtphotonics.hw.ac.uk/summer-school-2018 or contact Kasia Sulima (K.Sulima@hw.ac.uk).