SME Spotlight

Project Details

Start Date
19 Jan 2018
End Date
30 Sep 2020
Project No.
25R16P01361
Funded by
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About SME Spotlight

CPI and Durham University are jointly delivering support to local SMEs to assist them in commercialising photonics and other related emerging technologies for use in Healthcare. The project, which started on 2nd October, will run for three years and is aimed predominantly at businesses in County Durham.

Photonic technologies use light for a range of healthcare applications including therapies, diagnostics, imaging and surgical interventions.

Photonics is an exciting and rapidly growing area globally, as the demand for non-invasive, cost-effective, rapid and/​or personalised care and treatment rises.

If you want to develop a product in healthcare photonics and are based in County Durham (or selected surrounding areas) you may be able to access support from SME Spotlight.

The support on offer is delivered by CPI and Durham University, combining their knowledge, and research and innovation facilities.

To find out more about SME Spotlight, or apply for support from the project, please contact Tom Harvey, Head of Technology – Healthcare Photonics at CPI.

The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and will run for three years.

Spotlight Benefits

We can help with:

  • Early stage proof of concept research and scale up support, customised to suit identified each SMEs’ needs.
  • Access to experienced, senior staff in Durham University and CPI with strong track records in the research, innovation and commercialisation process of photonics and emerging technologies.
  • Consultation services that will accelerate technology development and accelerate commercialisation.