SUSSP74 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics


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:

SUSSP74 speaker list

Topics covered included:

  • Technology commercialisation (markets, business models, financing)
  • Commercialisation of photonics
  • Spinning out
  • Networking and collaborating
  • Product development
  • Innovation
  • Strategy