Funding for Glasgow Laser Centre
The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics receives £6.5 million funding boost.
00:00 12 January 2022
The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, a laser center in Glasgow that develops light-driven technology, has recently secured a £6.5million five-year funding boost.
The latest funding will be used to purchase new equipment for the centre, which works with different industries, including healthcare, security and defence, quantum tech, space, communication, navigation and renewable energy.
Business Minister Ivan McKee said: “The funding will support the third phase of the centre’s world-class research and innovation activities and is another step towards the Scottish Government’s target of growing business enterprise R&D in Scotland to £1.8bn by 2025.
“In the longer term we want to boost Scotland’s innovation performance to match the levels of the best performing countries worldwide.”
Professor Sir Jim McDonald, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, said: “This funding boost is recognition by the Scottish Government of the importance of this centre of excellence, one of the jewels in the Glasgow City Innovation District.
“It also recognises the role our strategic collaboration plays in working with industrial partners to develop enabling technologies across a range of sectors that provide innovative solutions to global challenges and support and grow the economy.”