Fraunhofer UK Launch

Posted on Jun 11, 2013

Fraunhofer UK Launch

The UK branch of Fraunhofer, Europe’s biggest applied research organisation, was launched at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 23rd May by Business Secretary Vince Cable, paving the way for a major acceleration in high-tech innovation in Britain.

Organised by Matter PR, the launch event brought together leaders from business, research, and government to celebrate the addition of Fraunhofer UK to the innovation landscape.

It was reported in the Financial Times and received widespread interest from the business and research community. You can read the original press release here and reports by SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs here and Materials World here.

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What the organisers said about Matter PR:

“Matter PR did an outstanding job in helping arrange the recent launch of Fraunhofer UK in London. Their extensive contacts in government, academia and industry ensured that over a hundred major figures attended, and they arranged for Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Industry and Skills, to be the keynote speaker. This launch ensured that the highest possible attention was given to the creation of Fraunhofer in the UK and also provided  us with an ideal forum in which to highlight to government the importance of the UK’s photonics industry.”
– Professor Martin Dawson, Head of Fraunhofer UK Centre for Applied Photonics