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Seren Photonics wins European business award

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European Photonics Venture Forum sees potential in semi-polar GaN


Semi-polar GaN company Seren Photonics was one of six companies to win an award for best business and investment opportunity at the European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) recently held in Rome.

The event, organised by the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), was conceived to enable high potential European technology companies to gain access to over 30 venture finance companies and to present to a panel of investment experts.

Seren's business plan, presented by CEO Carl Griffiths, highlighted the potential of semi-polar GaN in LEDs and other photonic applications and to the significant growth potential for the company as interconnected light emitting devices become ever more embedded in every day products.

"Receiving this award is an acknowledgment of the growth potential and compelling value proposition offered by Seren's semi-polar GaN products. As we now begin the process of ramping up to larger volumes and larger wafer sizes, it's always pleasing to receive positive validation of our business plan," said Griffiths.

Founded in 2009 by venture capital firm FusionIP plc (now part of IPGroup plc), Seren Photonics Ltd is a spin-out from the University of Sheffield. 

It has commercialised technology developed by Tao Wang of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department and uses nano engineered structures to enhance the properties of III-Nitride materials.

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