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Optica British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics

Learn more about BICOP's sponsors before you meet them in-person in December!


CORNERSTONE is an open source, license free silicon photonics prototyping foundry. 

We offer a range of different platforms to support a wide variety of applications ranging from telecoms to sensing, LiDAR, AI, quantum and more.

We will gladly experiment and try new things for the benefit of our users. This flexible approach helps us to support early-stage R&D projects and successfully fabricate proof of concept prototypes. 

Our prototyping platforms use industrially compatible deep-UV projection lithography which enables seamless scaling-up of production volumes.


Ocean Optics combines system design, integration capabilities, and applications knowledge to help people solve problems using light measurement. We offer a suite of modular spectroscopy products, and software development for diverse applications in industrial settings, research and science, food and agriculture, applied biotechnology and life sciences, illumination and color measurement, and safety and security.

Ocean Optics technologies are connected to a diverse range of industries and disciplines. Our products are used by innovators, researchers, educators, scientists, and OEM suppliers in laboratory settings, field research, and process environments worldwide. Ocean Optics solutions are part of both everyday measurement needs and bigger technical challenges related to issues such as population growth and climate change.

Ocean Optics has sales, service, engineering, and manufacturing operations in Florida, and has sales locations throughout Europe, India, and China. Ocean Optics is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health, and sensor technology.



Pro-Lite Technology Ltd is a supplier of specialist optical equipment and services with a technical focus in the following areas of photonics: instruments for measuring light and the optical properties of materials; lasers and laser safety equipment; opto-mechanics and motion control equipment; nanopositioning products; optics and optical materials; and spectroscopy and spectral imaging.




Resolute Photonics provides research and development and design services for system, board and chip level optical and photonic integration for hyperscale, AI clusters, HPC, IoT and quantum applications.




Vanguard Automation (VA) combines a decade of research in integrated photonics with 20 years of experience in building high-precision assembly machinery to propel photonic integration and packaging. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, VA develops process technology and machines for creating low-loss photonic connections between passive and active optical components leveraging its unique IP portfolio for Photonic Wire Bonding and facet-attached micro-optics. Augmenting nano-print technology, VA’s solutions enable high packaging density, increased design flexibility and fabrication throughput. With the exponential rise of PICs, VA serves a growing global customer base helping to solve next generation photonic integration and packaging challenges.

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