Industrious KOALAs

Thomas Büttner

IONS KOALA, held over one week in November at the University of Adelaide introduced an ‘Industry Night’ for the first time this year. A resounding success, the night allowed Australian Optics and Photonics post grad students to hear about industry ready technology in a casual atmosphere.

Some companies that had representatives speaking on the night include Lastek, MAPTEK, Edmund Optics and Coherent and CUDOS. A number of industry ready prototypes were part of the CUDOS presentation.

Thomas Büttner, a CUDOS PhD student, who presented on behalf of CUDOS at the event said “The industry night at KOALA was one of the highlights of the conference giving attendees the opportunity to meet and network with a number of representatives from the Australian optical industry and research institutions.”

CUDOS is a major sponsor of KOALA. Next Year KOALA will be held in New Zealand at the University of Auckland and co-organised with the University of Otago.