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Semiconductors 4 Photonics

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Semiconductors 4 Photonics

Organised in partnership with High Tech NL and supported by the Welsh Government, CSconnected presents ‘Semiconductors 4 Photonics’.

Semiconductors and photonics are at the heart of a wide range of critical technologies including connectivity, healthcare, sensing and energy.

The ‘Semiconductor 4 Photonics’ webinar will focus on building, and strengthening existing relationships, between the United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Join us on Tuesday March 8th 2022 at 9am GMT / 10am CET, to hear from the CSconnected and High Tech NL clusters joined by panel of expert speakers in the Semiconductor 4 Photonics sector.

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09:00/10:00     Opening welcome & Introductions
Chris Meadows, CSconnected and UK Chair

09:05/10:05     CSconnected Cluster Overview
Chris Meadows, CSconnected and UK Chair

09:15/10:15     CSconnected Cluster Partner Presentations and Q&A

Ali Anjomshoaa, Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)

Howard Rupprecht, Rockley Photonics

Steve Whitby, MicroLink Devices

09:45/10:45     High Tech NL Cluster Overview
Tom van der Dussen, High Tech NL and NL Chair

09:55/10:55     High Tech NL Cluster Partner Presentations and Q&A

Charles Smit, Nexperia

Jurgen van Berkum, Eurofins EAG

Carol de Vries, PhotonDelta

10:25/11:25     Funding Opportunities & Closing Remarks

Tom van der Dussen, High Tech NL and NL Chair

Chris Meadows, CSconnected and UK Chair

10:30/11:30     Webinar Close

Why attend
Building on strong ties between the UK and Netherlands, we want to explore the future potential of Semiconductor enabled Photonics markets with the aim of exploring collaborative opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies.


High Tech NL
High Tech NL is the branch association of the Dutch high tech industry consisting of 200+ members, both companies (OEM, SME and start-ups) and knowledge institutes. High Tech NL is committed to the collective interests of the sector, with a focus on long-term innovation and international collaboration. Members share their knowledge, look for ways to cooperate and use the powerful network to become more successful innovators.

In order to strengthen the network, High Tech NL works together with more than 40 other networks, development companies, interest groups and clusters both in the Netherlands and abroad. To share specific knowledge, each member participates in one or more of the three clusters: Holland Robotics, Holland Semiconductors and Holland Life Science Technologies.

CSconnected is the collective brand for a growing number of advanced semiconductor related activities in Wales, home to a unique community of academic institutions, prototyping facilities and global, high-volume manufacturing capabilities that collaborate across a range of research and innovation programs. CSconnected is uniquely positioned to develop a global advantage in a sovereign, key enabling technology which will allow Wales and the UK to increase trade globally in critical sectors such as 5G communications, autonomous and electric vehicles, advanced medical devices, and consumer electronics of the future.

In 2020, CSconnected received government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF). The 55-month CSconnected SIPF project has a total value of £43million, supported by £25million of UKRI funds. It builds on Wales's regional strengths and integrates research excellence with a unique regional supply chain in compound semiconductor manufacturing.

Please visit Business Wales for information.

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