Creating an innovation pipeline for Compound Semiconductor Technologies in the UK

The CS Hub has worked with the National Epitaxy Facility to support the ‘Creating an innovation pipeline for Compound Semiconductor Technologies in the UK’ event on the 9th of February. This one day event showcases UK capability in the CS and related technology area


Registration is free but all  however, you must register in advance using this link to receive Zoom access, no later than 4th February 2022.

Overview: Compound semiconductor (CS) technologies are set to play an even more important role in the shape of our future world. UK government policy is to make the UK a global technology leader and to ensure that future economic prosperity in the UK is derived from advanced technology, advanced manufacturing and innovation with global impact.
In this one-day meeting we aim to map out the significant resources available to the compound semiconductor research and development community in the UK and raise visibility of the infrastructure, mechanisms and support available to create a world-class innovation pipeline; taking new research findings from the lab to manufacturing and commercialisation.
The online programme will comprise an introductory overview, presentations from leading organisations in the UK involved in the innovation supply chain and will also include a forum for the community to identify needs and opportunities in a Q&A format.


10:00  Introductory overview of compound semiconductor innovation landscape and opportunities  (Dr Drew Nelson)

 10:15 Her Majesty’s Government: Industrial Strategy Overview
(Joshua Privett, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
10:30 The Quantum Technologies Challenge – Collaboration as a foretaste of supply chain maturity (Roger Mckinlay, Challenge Director- Quantum Technologies, UKRI)
10:45 EPSRC funding of compound semiconductor research (Dr Glenn Goodall, Dr Alex Oliver, EPSRC)
11:00 ‘CS-Connected’- The evolution of the South Wales semiconductor ecosystem
(Professor Wyn Meredith, Compound Semiconductor Centre)
11:15 The National Epitaxy Facility in the CS-Innovation supply chain  (Professor Jon Heffernan, National Epitaxy Facility, University of Sheffield)

11:30 BREAK

11:45 The National Institute for Quantum Integration – a proposal for accelerating  commercialisation of Quantum Systems  (Professor John Marsh, University of Glasgow)

12:00 The Institute for Compound Semiconductors and Compound Semiconductor  Manufacturing Research (Professor Peter Smowton, University of Cardiff)

12:15 Compound Semiconductors and Silicon Photonics: The CORNERSTONE Facility
(Professor Graham Reed, Dr Callum Littlejohns, University of Southampton)
12:30  Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials (CISM) – Supporting the  Regional and National Semiconductor Industry Through Cross-Platform Innovation
(Professor Paul Meredith, University of Swansea)
12:45 LUNCH

13.30 Fraunhofer UK: Semiconductor-based innovation in photonic modules and sub-systems (Professor Martin Dawson, Head of Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics)

13:45 The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult (Dr Martin McHugh, Chief Executive Officer, CSAC)

14:00 Compound Semiconductor materials and the Royce Institute (Professor Edmund Linfield, Royce Institute, University of Leeds)

14:15 The technical skills challenge for physics and IOP’s perspective (Dr John Bagshaw, Dr Louis Barson. The Institute of Physics)

14:30 Round table discussion: 
(Chairperson: Professor Rachel Oliver, University of Cambridge)
    – Gaps in the innovation landscape
    – Ensuring cohesion in the community to increase the pace of innovation
    – Government intervention. What is needed?
    – The role of international cooperation.

 15:45 Wrap-up