LIGHTtalks: Lighting the Future | Ireland

Sep 03.

This LIGHTtalk: Lighting the Future is organized as accompaning event to Photonics Ireland 2015 to be held in Cork, Ireland.

The biennial Photonics Ireland Conference is the premier event for photonics research in Ireland. It aims to cover all aspects of photonics research in Ireland, ranging from fundamental topics such as Quantum Optics and Photonic Materials through to more applied topics such as Biophotonics and Optical Sensing, and Photonic Integration and Packaging.

The event will highlight the value of photonics both internationally and to the Irish economy. It is planned to include a series of presentations to showcase both the value and diversity of photonics, followed by a round-table interactive discussion with the audience. The meeting will include both international speakers and also local entrepreneurs who have facilitated or taken ideas through from the academic environment to commercial exploitation.

It will also include a round table discussion of the challenges and key lessons learnt in taking an idea from conception through to market.

The overall goal of LightTALK at Photonics Ireland is to highlight the strengths of the Irish photonics community, and the opportunities and challenges for successful commercial exploitation of photonics technologies, in order to excite the conference participants on the benefits of pursuing this path.

For more information:

Contact: Prof. Paul Townsend (

September 3, 20152015-09-03T02:30:00
Cork, Ireland