Optoscribe celebrates spinning out

Optoscribe is a specialist in novel laser micro-manufacturing technology

Optoscribe, the specialist in novel laser micro-manufacturing technology, has officially 'spun out' of Heriot-Watt University.

Optoscribe is yet another example of how Heriot-Watt engages with industry in providing practical business solutions

Professor Steve Chapman, Principal of Heriot-Watt University

Following the signing of mutually beneficial contracts, between the company and Heriot-Watt, this marks the completion of the business start-up process.

The signing of a number of collaborative agreements allows the company to have access to the University's intellectual property, technology expertise and facilities which will make it easier for them to take their product to market.

Emerging from research conducted within the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, the company can now move forward to engage with key industry markets in micro-manufacturing for 3D photonic devices providing solutions for aerospace, defence, biomedical and communication sectors.

Providing practical business solutions to industry

One of Optoscribe's founding members, Dr Nicholas Psaila, who is currently completing an Enterprise Fellowship with the Royal Society of Edinburgh, was officially congratulated by Professor Steve Chapman, Principal of Heriot-Watt University.

We have access to so many more facilities and technical support than most start-ups can hope for outside of a University set-up.

Dr Nicholas D Psaila

The Principal said: 'I am extremely proud of Optoscribe's achievements and the formation of the company is yet another example of how Heriot-Watt engages with industry in providing practical business solutions. I wish the team every success as a company.'

Nicholas, who is currently based at the Alba Innovation centre after winning the Alba Innovation Challenge, is excited about continued links with Heriot-Watt.

Nicholas said: 'Maintaining a strong relationship with the University will mean that we have access to so many more facilities and technical support than most start-ups can hope for outside of a University set-up. I look forward to collaborative opportunities with Heriot-Watt as we complement one another's key strengths.'

More information

For more information, please contact Dr Nicholas D Psaila.