Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics
St Andrews, Scotland, 16-23 June 2018
SUSSP was established in 1960 to "contribute to the dissemination of advanced knowledge (in Physics) and the formation of contacts among scientists from different countries" through annual summer schools of the highest international standard. See SUSP73, and SUSSP for information on previous schools.
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.
The excellent line up for 2018 included:
Topics covered included:
- Technology commercialisation (markets, business models, financing)
- Commercialisation of photonics
- Spinning out
- Networking and collaborating
- Product development