Seme4 has built a web portal which maps the activity of the photonics sector in the U.K.
Photonics technology (the transmission, detection, amplification, etc. of light) has a wide range of applications, including manufacturing processes, telecommunications, healthcare, defence, data storage and renewable energy.
The portal will provide data resources and contacts for collaboration from both the industrial and academic communities.
The site uses semantic web technologies and is hosted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics at the University of Southampton.