The UK headquarters for Europe’s largest contract research organization has officially opened its doors at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The Fraunhofer Center for Applied Photonics (CAP), based in Strathclyde’s new Technology and Innovation Centre, will be a hub for industry-driven laser research and technology for the security, health care, energy and transport sectors. The center was announced in June 2012 and established with funding from Fraunhofer, the university, the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. An artist’s rendering of the Technology and Innovation Centre. The center’s goal “is to assist companies across the UK to develop new innovative products and processes as well as providing them with a supply of well-informed, knowledgeable and practical recruits who understand what industry demands from them,” said Tim Holt, executive director of Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd., Fraunhofer’s UK headquarters at the university.