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Save the Date: innoLAE 2017 conference

Apr 14, 2016   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics will host the 3rd Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference in Cambridge on 31 January- 1 February 2017.

Please book it in your calendars.

The conference venue and further details are to follow.

If you are interested in LAE technology from any perspective- as a researcher, a manufacturer, an end-user, a business developer, a policy maker or a trade association we invite you to stay connected and join us for the innoLAE 2017 conference.

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend this conference, please send us an email to register your interest and to be kept up-to-date with all the innoLAE 2017 news.


£150 student rate

£250 early bird rate

£300 standard delegate rate

£50 gala dinner

Contact us

For general enquiries, please contact Vika Lebedeva-Baxter (e:, t: +44 (0)1223 748370).

ROADMap systems raises $1.7m in Series A investment

Apr 12, 2016   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

Cambridge University spin-out company ROADMap systems has announced that it has successfully closed a funding round of $1.7 million by securing investment from a number of institutional and private investors. The investment will help fund the expansion of the business as it takes its revolutionary wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology to market.

The company was spun out from the University of Cambridge in 2013 based on research by CIKC (PASSBACK project). ROADMap is developing the next generation of WSS that is universal, flexible, and software upgradable. These switches are used to create Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) which are now a fast expanding part of optical telecom networks, enabling the flexible use of different wavelengths of light that carry traffic through the network. Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology, which was one of the main themes of CIKC, has emerged as the beste candidate to meet the demands of current and future needs, and ROADMap Systems is developing these into the next-generation WSS, which are densely integrated to achieve high performance and low cost.

For more details of the funding round see: roadmap-systems-secures-1-7m-in-series-a-investment/