IndustrY Partnership Programme


The SU2P Industry Partnership Programme

 The Industry Partnership Programme is a network of Industry Partners.

SU2P is a collaboration of 6 universities that delivers a disruptive new approach to business engagement, with facilitated, flexible interactions between UK industry and university researchers in Scotland and the US. The collaboration works hand-in-hand with industry partners to understand their needs and then identify relevant investigators motivated to provide expert advice and/or deliver flexible project solutions to company requirements. The programme also provides an effective way for industry to contribute to and sustain the research and teaching of the departments and programs in which they have long term interests. SU2P presents an opportunity for a more strategic and fully embedded relationship with international research leaders and investigators in Scotland {} and the US {}.

This network provides reciprocal access to (and for) the corresponding SPRC network at Stanford University.

Details of membership costs and benefits are here.



 Coherent, Inc., is a supplier of photonics based solutions in a range of commercial and scientific research applications.  Coherent designs, manufactures, services and markets lasers and related accessories.  Our products address a range of applications, which include microelectronics, scientific research and government programs, OEM components and instrumentation, and materials processing.

 M Squared Lasers’ expertise spans the entire laser performance spectrum, from CW to femtosecond pulse widths, from deep UV to mid-IR to terahertz wavelengths, and from high average power to high peak power. Whether it’s a SolsTiS CW single frequency Ti:S laser, a widely tunable Firefly mid-IR or terahertz source, a Sprite automated ultrafast oscillator, or our ICE-BLOC photonic controllers, our customers can choose from a large portfolio of standard products. Or, if needed, work with us to craft a customised design, tailored perfectly to their needs.


Optos is a leading medical technology company for the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices.  Optos' proprietary platform technology provides a high resolution image – optomap – of up to 200 degrees, or approximately 82% of the retina, in a single capture which takes a quarter of a second.  This provides  an important tool for the screening and diagnosis of eye problems, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal tears and age-related macular degeneration.  It can also indicate evidence of non-eye diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers.

SELEX Galileo is one of Europe's leading defence electronics companies.  In the electro-optic field the facility in Edinburgh, Scotland is a major supplier of laser rangefinder/designators and directed infra-red counter measure sub systems. With a heritage in elctro-optics stretching back to the 1940's the company works closely with all the major government agencies and prime contractors. It is active in research into new laser types and imaging technologies.

 Thales UK's purpose-built optronics facility in Glasgow is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced electro-optic night vision equipment and systems with a heritage in the field of optics stretching back to 1888. Equipment such as Laser Rangefinders and Laser Designators, Infra-Red Thermal Imaging Cameras, Submarine Periscopes and Optronic Masts, Armoured Vehicle Sighting and Surveillance Systems, Airborne Reconnaissance Pods and Infra-red Threat Warning systems for aircraft are designed and manufactured on site.

Ceres Imaging develops holographic technologies and products for diverse applications including 3D displays/imaging, security and holographic optical elements. It has developed unique versatile holographic printing capabilities based around a world-leading holographic photopolymer developed in partnership with Bayer MaterialScience. Display applications include high resolution full parallax 3D holographic images from a variety of digital sources, high transparency video projection screens optionally combined with 3D content in formats up to A2. In addition, a proprietary internal illumination “light box” technology enables guaranteed hologram image quality.


 Chromacity designs and manufactures laser sources for a range of near-infrared applications. Our patented and robust femtosecond fiber-based technology provides exceptional performance, making it suitable for the most demanding applications. The Chromacity Spark, provides the balance of peak-power, pulse duration and average power needed for second-harmonic or multi-photon microscopy. Already proven in applications from light-sheet microscopy to mid-infrared spectroscopy, the Chromacity Spark provides the performance of a solid-state laser without the maintenance overhead or the high cost.

CST is a ‘pure play’ semiconductor foundry specialising in the design, development, and manufacture of discrete and integrated III-V opto-electronic devices, based in Glasgow, UK. CST offers full product support from design to manufacturing, levered off a comprehensive library of qualified fabrication processes and a suite of high performance device platforms. Today CST serves both fabless and vertically integrated customers in UK, US, Europe and Japan, and is recognised as a flagship project for the UK opto-electronics industry.

At GSS, we produce market leading Carbon Dioxide Sensors integrating unique, innovative CO2 Sensor technology for a wide range of applications. Our COZIR sensors’ combination of extremely low power consumption and instantaneous warm-up answers directly to the growing demand for sensors which can be integrated into battery or self powered wireless systems.


Helia Photonics is a privately owned company specializing in demanding optical coatings for micro-optics and light emitting semiconductor devices. With only ten years of trading and over a hundred well established customers Helia aims to become the premier player in its field. Helia is involved in a range of vacuum optical coating technologies and with a keen interest in reinvestment and research, plans to ensure a strong foothold at the forefront of high power diode lasers and high performance antireflection coatings.Our products can be found in a wide range of applications & locations. We have coatings in literally millions of locations, from deep underground at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland to space, where our work can be found in many different satellites.

 Holoxica is an award-winning high-tech startup specialising in printed digital 3D holograms and holographic video displays. The digital holograms are aimed at medical imaging, scientific visualisation and engineering design. We can create a hologram from any kind of 3D model or dataset. Our pioneering holographic video display can create images in mid-air with direct user interaction. We have a number of high-end 3D images including a hologram to celebrate the discovery of the Higgs Boson, a full-length human anatomy hologram and our display was featured on The Gadget Show.

  mLED provides unique solid-state optical micro-projection systems suitable for a wide range of applications. This is a truly differentiated family of products, in a turnkey platform, with the potential to provide seamless integration into a variety of systems.

 PowerPhotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro-optics for optimizing the performance of lasers and laser diodes.Our world-class design skills are supported by an innovative and flexible manufacturing process that allows the company to design a broad range of state-of-the art industry standard laser micro-optics products and, uniquely, to offer a low cost rapid fabrication service for creating completely freeform optical surfaces. Our new LightForge™ micro-optics fabrication service allows optical designers to create their own completely bespoke optical surface and have the fabricated part shipped in as a little as 2 weeks.