Published on: 18-1-2022

Organised in partnership, and supported by the Welsh Government, CSconnected and Holland Semiconductors present ‘Semiconductors 4 Photonics’.

Semiconductors and photonics are at the heart of a wide range of critical technologies including connectivity, healthcare, sensing and energy.

The ‘Semiconductor 4 Photonics’ webinar will focus on building, and strengthening existing relationships, between the United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Join us on Tuesday March 8th 2022 at 9am GMT / 10am CET, to hear from the CSconnected and High Tech NL clusters joined by panel of expert speakers in the Semiconductor 4 Photonics sector.


09.00/10.00   Opening welcome & Introductions

  • Chris Meadows, CSconnected and UK Chair

09.05/10.05   CSconnected Cluster Overview

  • Chris Meadows, CSconnected and UK Chair

09.15/10.15   CSconnected Cluster Partner Presentations and Q&A

  • Ali Anjomshoaa, Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)
  • Howard Rupprecht, Rockley Photonics
  • Steve Whitby, MicroLink Devices

09.45/10.45   High Tech NL Cluster Overview

  • Tom van der Dussen, High Tech NL and NL Chair

09.55/10.55   High Tech NL Cluster Partner Presentations and Q&A 

  • Charles Smit, Nexperia
  • Jurgen van Berkum, Eurofins EAG
  • Carol de Vries, PhotonDelta

10.25/11.25   Funding Opportunities & Closing Remarks

  • Tom van der Dussen, High Tech NL and NL Chair
  • Chris Meadows, CSconnected and UK Chair

10.30/11.30   Webinar Close

Why attend

Building on strong ties between the UK and Netherlands, we want to explore the future potential of Semiconductor enabled Photonics markets with the aim of exploring collaborative opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies.


CSconnected is the collective brand for a growing number of advanced semiconductor related activities in Wales, home to a unique community of academic institutions, prototyping facilities and global, high-volume manufacturing capabilities that collaborate across a range of research and innovation programs. CSconnected is uniquely positioned to develop a global advantage in a sovereign, key enabling technology which will allow Wales and the UK to increase trade globally in critical sectors such as 5G communications, autonomous and electric vehicles, advanced medical devices, and consumer electronics of the future.

In 2020, CSconnected received government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF). The 55-month CSconnected SIPF project has a total value of £43million, supported by £25million of UKRI funds. It builds on Wales’s regional strengths and integrates research excellence with a unique regional supply chain in compound semiconductor manufacturing.

Welsh Government


Please note: The webinar will be recorded and may be made available publicly.

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