The Edinburgh Reporter: Photon Force Ltd. formed at the University of Edinburgh has won 2015 Converge Challenge Award – Scotland’s premier company creation competition jointly funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Scotland’s eight research-intensive universities. Photon Force Ltd. was founded by Richard Walker, a Post Doctorate Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering. Richard received £35,000 to start his business plus a further £25,000 in business support from a number of commercial and professional services organisations.
Photon Force Ltd designs, builds and supplies scientific sensors that can very precisely detect and measure single photons. While this technology is in high demand for many applications, such as biomedical imaging, Richard identified that current systems are bulky, slow and restrictive. Photon Force has developed an integrated image sensor solution which will deliver significant competitive advantage with respect to incumbent systems.