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  • UK Photonics Cluster Forms R&D Collaboration
Jun 2008
The UK Photonics Cluster announced it has launched the Collaborative Partner Programme (CPP) to support research and development companies by facilitating members' access to financial support, support skills and technical facilities. The project is supported by organizations such as Pera, a UK-based international network of technology development and industry support centers; QinetiQ, a defense technology and security company based in England; and the National Physical Laboratory, the UK national measurement standards laboratory. The 200-member UK Photonics Cluster, formed in 2000, is located at Aston Science Park in Birmingham, England.

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