AILU is run by and for the UK laser community. Its membership extends over five continents and is made up of laser users in industry and academia as well as by manufacturers and suppliers of lasers and laser-related equipment and services. Its corporate members include many leading players in the UK laser materials community.
Scottish Optoelectronics Association
The Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) was launched in October 1994 with the objective of "stimulating economic growth in Scotland through the knowledge, manufacture and application of Optoelectronics." It is part of the Scottish Technology Network (STN), which represents companies in all technology sectors, from sensors to medical devices.
Institute of Physics - Optical Group
The Optical Group is made up of 1000 members from academia and industry.
Run by a committee of around 12 people, it meets about three times per year normally January, May and September.
Welsh Optoelectronics Forum
The Forum is a consortium of Welsh companies, University research groups, users and support organisations, formed following the impetus of activities in North Wales, and is dedicated to the development and profitability of the opto-electronics sector in Wales and internationally.
European Photonics Consortium
EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. Its members encompass the entire value chain from LED lighting, Photovoltaic solar energy, Photonics Integrated Circuits, Optical components, Lasers, Sensors, Imaging, Displays, Projectors, Optic fibre, and other photonic related technologies.
SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of optics and photonics. The not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.