Optics and photonics are paying an increasing role in aircraft and aviation.

Photonics is becoming a major player in the agri-food industry contributing to more efficient, sustainable, and safer food production, and to enable smart farming.

Improvements in display design and development are enhancing augmented and virtual reality systems, providing increased capabilities across the retail market.

Photonics technologies are a source of increasing innovation for both vehicle automation and production.

Thanks to the rapid development of laser and UV applications, light is now widely used for beauty and cosmetics applications.

Solid-state lighting (SSL) has civil applications like traffic lights, vehicle, street and parking lot lights, train marker lights, building exteriors or remote controls.

Global internet traffic is growing exponentially, and increasing fast, secure broadband connectivity is now a top priority for governments, industry, and providers of critical infrastructure.

The construction industry is a growing market for lighting and photonic sensing technologies to enable smart buildings and smart cities.

Photonics-based displays are a critical enabling technology for the information age.

Optoelectronic devices are used in a wide variety of application areas such as optical fiber communications, laser technology, and all kinds of optical metrology.

Optical technologies and photonics are playing a key role in non-invasive methods for the early detection, monitoring and improved treatment of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer, and many other diseases.

Photonic sensing technologies are increasingly used in the wind, oil & gas, nuclear and conventional power generation, and the chemical industries.

Instruments based on advanced photonics technology and devices are used in a wide area of applications.

Photonics plays a major role in life science devices.

While LEDs have been around for several years, they are beginning to be replaced by OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes), which provide improved colour fidelity, efficiency and operation stability and substantial energy savings.

Photonics technologies are used extensively in advanced manufacturing to reduce costs and improve manufacturing processes.

Optical metrology is used for fast, highly precise, non-contact measurements for a wide range of applications.

Optical technologies and photonics are increasingly used for treatment and early diagnosis as they are minimally invasive, reduce the length of hospital stay and reduce recovery times.

Nowadays, lasers and optics are indispensable tools for ophthalmologists.

Photonics is playing a crucial role in the next generation of more efficient and lower loss photovoltaic (PV) energy production and storage systems.

Although most quantum applications are still over a decade away, the following segments provide some concrete opportunities for photonics.

Government recognition of photonics as a key enabling technology is driving photonics research in academia and industry.

Photonics and optics are playing key roles in sensing, communications and weapon systems for security and defence, as well as for Critical Infrastructure Protection due to the increase in use of unmanned vehicles that can be used as spy or attack devices.

Photonics are making a big impact in space applications.

Photonics is playing a crucial role in transport and mobility.