The Importance of RRI in Photonics

ORBIT are excited to be back at Heriot Watt to provide Foundation in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) training for the Applied Photonics CDT @cdtap later this month.

Applied photonics is a field that deals with creating and using light-based technologies. This includes things like advanced cameras for imaging, precise sensors for measuring, and innovative methods for seeing and analysing objects using light. These technologies are used in many areas such as healthcare, robotics, communication, and environmental monitoring. Essentially, it’s about harnessing the power of light to create tools and devices that can see, measure, and analyse things in ways we can’t with our eyes alone.

The CDT in Applied Photonics at Heriot-Watt University focuses on training researchers in this exciting field. They work on projects related to industrial imaging, photonic sensing, computational imaging, and creating devices for these purposes. The CDT collaborates with various industries, providing students with hands-on experience and a strong understanding of how photonics can be applied in the real world, ranging from medicine to robotics and communication technologies.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is crucial in the field of applied photonics. It ensures that the research and innovations developed are safe, ethical, and beneficial for society. By applying RRI, the CDT makes sure that their advancements in photonics are developed with a consideration for public needs and values, potential risks are assessed and managed, and there is an overall positive impact on society. This approach helps in creating technologies that are not only advanced but also trusted and accepted by the public.

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