The SU2P Industry Partnership Programme

The Industrial Partnership Programme was developed to build a network of Industry Partners within the SU2P community and further exploit the industry-academic knowledge exchange potential leading to commercial success.

SU2P is a collaborative programme that delivers a disruptive approach to business engagement with facilitated, flexible interactions between UK industry and university researchers in Scotland and the USA. The SU2P directorate works hand-in-hand with industry partners to understand their needs and then identify relevant investigators who are motivated to provide expert advice and services and/or deliver flexible project solutions to specific company requirements. Industry partners are also invited to participate in all the SU2P activities throughout the duration of membership of the programme.

The programme also provides an effective way for industry to contribute to and sustain the research and teaching of the departments and programmes 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 USA ( (

Industrial Partners

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.

Contact: Chris Dorman

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.

Contact: Nils Hemplar

Optos (a Nikon company) 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.

Contact: Dr Jano Van Hemert

Kaiam is a private company founded in 2009 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry. Kaiam’s headquarters are in Silicon Valley however it also operates from a large-scale manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland. Our team has a record of delivering breakthrough products that are innovative and change the rules of the market place. Our contributions to passive and active components can be found throughout the internet today. With almost 500 employees worldwide Kaiam has the scale to produce in volume, whilst maintaining the innovative agility of a smaller company.

Kaiam recently participated with SU2P in the Industrial Fellowship Scheme and is soon to announce their first Fellow!

Contact: Jeanette King