The University of Southampton

The Zepler Institute’s Optoelectronics Research Centre researchers achieve some £16M of grant income annually. We hold many major grants including six flagship EPSRC programme grants and a Future Manufacturing Research Hub in Photonics. Our key grants are below.

Airguide Photonics

Translating Hollow Core Fibre (HCF) technology from the lab to a deployable fibre technology for industry.


A rapid prototyping multi-project-wafer (MPW) capability to enable seamless scaling-up of production volumes.

The Future Photonics Hub

Exploring photonic integration across technology platforms to improve cross-platform capability, reliability, yield and cost.

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