We are very excited to announce that APS (Atlantic Photonic Solutions) were the winning team at the recent finals of the explorer programme 2021. Laura Britton presented on behalf of APS, outlining how they use their photonic technology’s ‘sweet spot wavelength’ to delouse farmed salmon, which is the bane of every salmon farmers activities.   APS treatment of lice is safe to the fish and the louse by-product can be used, giving zero waste.  The team have secured EU funding to bring their patented process to commercialization.  We are very excited to see this innovative team grow and succeed even further.   For more information on APS please see https://zaps.ie/

We also celebrate the competing teams – AIC; Creative Connections; Enegma; InPhoSS and INSPIRES who each excelled in terms of their commitment and engagement to the explorer programme and in advancing their journey’s towards commercializing their technologies.

We would like to thank our explorer partners – IPCEI; Tyndall National Institute; Osram Opto Semiconductors and IQE, and all those who contributed to making the programme a great success.   In particular, we would also like to thank Programme Director, Helen Fullen, Alinea, for her great work in leading and delivering explorer and supporting the teams throughout.

For further information please see: https://www.tyndall.ie/explorer

Please send expressions of interest and any questions to explorer@tyndall.ie