2018 Sponsors

A conference of this magnitude would not be successful without the support of our sponsors! May it be advertising or supporting sessions, their input has been essential to the success of setting up the 2018 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics.

Key Partners


Sponsors and Advertising Partners

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Senko Advanced Components is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SENKO Group, which is headquartered in Yokkaichi, Japan. From its humble beginnings in 1946, SENKO Advanced Components today develops, manufactures, markets and distributes over 1000 fibre optic products for the telecom, datacom, medical, aerospace & SiPh On-Board-Optics industries worldwide. SENKO Advanced Components itself has 14 offices (5 of which are located in Europe) and dozens of design and manufacturing facilities providing local support to customers all around the globe.


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EPIC is the European Photonics Industry Consortium, a membership-led not-for-profit industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics. EPIC fosters a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement.



ICT-STREAMS is an H2020 Research and Innovation Action, which started at 01/02/2015 and is now approaching its final phase. It aims to address the performance, cost and energy requirements for chip-to-chip, server-board and intra-rack level interconnections, allowing for almost linear reductions in physical space requirements and linear increases in throughput densities. ICT-STREAMS intends to develop a holistic mid-board transceiver and router device portfolio exploiting silicon photonic technologies and introducing WDM both as a capacity-enhancing as well as a low-energy routing mechanism. To achieve this, STREAMS aims to deliver a 1.6 Tb/s mid-board transceiver together with a 25.6 Tb/s-throughput mid-board routing engine onto the same electro-optic PCB, releasing a point-to-point-linked 16-socket server board, increasing server-board density and throughput by >400% and 1600% respectively, at >90% reduced energy values. ICT-STREAMS brings together a consortium of 9 European Universities, Research Institutes and Companies, led by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Website: www.ict-streams.eu

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Hamamatsu Photonics is a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems. The company’s corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of photonics through extensive research and yields technologies that are regarded as state-of-the-art. Products are designed to cover the entire optical spectrum from X-ray to far infrared, providing solutions for a wide variety of applications including medical, consumer, industrial and analytical instrumentation.