Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton

The ORC is a world-leading research centre dedicated to photonics – the study of light - based at the University of Southampton. Many of the major developments in today’s technology were pioneered by ORC researchers, including the optical fibres and amplifiers that power the internet and the fibre laser which is used for a variety of applications ranging from manufacturing to defence.


High Performance Networks Group, University of Bristol

The High Performance Networks Group (HPNG) at the University of Bristol specializes in the application of advanced technologies to future communication network infrastructures together with the study of control, node architectures, and technologies to meet future requirements.


BBC Research and Development

The BBC R&D Department is the core of the corporation's effort to be at the cutting edge of media technology, and drives the exploration of exciting new tools for the production and distribution of programming.


Fianium Ltd

Fianium is a fiber laser company focused on ultra-fast, high power laser systems. The Company was established in 2003 with the specific goal to challenge the laser market by providing compact, efficient and maintenance-free alternatives to the incumbent gas and solid state lasers.



Oclaro is a Tier 1 provider of innovative optical and laser components and solutions for a broad range of diverse markets, including telecommunications, industrial, consumer electronics, medical and scientific applications. Oclaro contact is Dr. Selina Farwell who is based at the Caswell site in the UK.