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UK ElecTech Sector's Roadmap Workshop

Posted on 22/06/2018

Innovate UK together with BEIS and the ElecTech Council will be running a Roadmap workshop on the 3rd July 2018 in central London.

They are looking to invite 40-50 experts with specialist knowledge across the following technology areas:

  • Electronic components and systems
  • Photonics
  • Sensor and Sensor Systems
  • Large Area Electronics
  • Power electronics

and system-level capabilities:

  • IoT systems
  • High performance and energy efficient computing systems
  • Communications systems
  • Autonomous systems

 

The aim of the workshop will be to discuss, extend and validate an R&D and Innovation landscape of strategic UK capabilities enabled by ElecTech’s underpinning technologies to address application level challenges.

The landscape will be a core part of the exercise – led by Innovate UK and supported by BEIS – to develop the ElecTech Roadmap Report. The importance of this exercise and its resulting Roadmap Report is highlighted by the words of BEIS:

“BEIS welcomes the ElecTech Roadmap Report as an important launchpad to promote UK’s strategic capabilities, and to inform government investment plans for R&D and Innovation across electronics, sensor systems and photonics.”

“In the context of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, BEIS also sees this a key piece of work for the ElecTech Sector itself – to help develop ambitious plans to grow capabilities and encourage investment.”

 

Register your interest in attending the workshop here.

Further ways to participate:

The briefing document here describes a framework for the ElecTech Roadmap and invites experts to respond to three main questions. This is part of the initial consultation phase on the run up to the above Roadmap workshop.

Responses should be sent by 27th June by email to Simon Aliwell (simon.aliwell@zartech.co.uk).

 

If you have further questions regarding the Roadmap Report please contact:

– Julian Heaton, Innovate UK Programme Lead (julian.heaton@innovateuk.gov.uk)

– Simon Aliwell, Zartech, Report Creation Lead (simon.aliwell@zartech.co.uk)

 

If you wish to be kept informed of progress on the ElecTech Sector Roadmap you can send an email to Nigel Rix, Head of Enabling Technologies at KTN (nigel.rix@ktn-uk.org).