areas of project activity are:
(science and technology of light)
Manufacturing and Engineering
and system integration
project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
How we can help you:
Enabling Technologies programme can provide specialist early stage / new product
development services to help small businesses overcome technical and resource
barriers. This includes access to the specialists, capabilities and state of
the art analysis facilities available
in the Aston University Institute of Photonic Technologies and Aston Institute
of Materials Research.
The project can also assists businesses with finding grant funding and
preparing grant applications, refer to specialists in relevant external
organisations, such as Intellectual Property Office, Department for
International Trade and other, identify opportunities for collaboration across
Aston University and across wider region.
qualify for support if you:
Located in the Grater Birmingham and Solihull LEP or Black
Country LEP areas
Have received less
than 200,000 Euros in State Aid in the last three years
Meet the EU
definition of a small or medium-sizes enterprise - employing fewer than 250 full
time staff, with an annual turnover of up to 50m Euros
and/or an annual balance sheet of up to 43m Euros
What kind of support we provide:
Examples of the funded support
available to businesses include:
To find out more about the project and to apply for support please contact our team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronics Technology Integration
Manufacturing using lasers
knowledge transfer workshops
development and adaption
generation by Photonics prototypes
Novel lasers and
optical tools for the biomedical market
characterisation (broad range of analysis, for example: mechanical strength,
nanoscale features and defects, molecular analysis, thermal behaviour etc.