Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe's largest organisation for applied research, is creating the new Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics with the University of Strathclyde. The Centre will be a hub for industry-driven laser research and technology for a variety of sectors including healthcare, security, energy and transport.
Fraunhofer will establish UK headquarters, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd., at the University, which will be the umbrella organisation for any additional UK-based research centres in the future.
The Fraunhofer Centre will be based in the University's Technology and Innovation Centre, which was launched in March last year.
The centre is transforming the way universities, business and industry collaborate to find solutions to global challenges, create jobs, and support the economy.
The new Fraunhofer Centre is funded by Fraunhofer and the University, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council.
The Centre for Applied Photonics is expected to be the model for more Fraunhofer research centres around the UK.
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