It is said that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting photons, which are particles of light. It already underpins many technologies in smartphones, laptops, data communication and medical devices. Join us for a tour to the CSIR National Laser Centre, which is also at the heart of an emerging additive manufacturing platform, to find out about the latest developments in laser research and development.
The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC), a first of its kind in South Africa, was established in 2013 to support small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) involved in bio-manufacturing to meet their customers’ needs in short time-frames and to exploit market opportunities.