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Photon Force is a recent startup in the image sensing community, building on the EC FP6 Funded Megaframe project and over a decade of successful research experience in time-resolved imaging from the CMOS Sensors & Systems Group at the University of Edinburgh. Our mission is to provide innovative, high quality, and accurate sensor technology to facilitate research, with an initial focus on the biomedical field. Until now, single photon detection and timing capabilities have only been available as separate, bulky, and low-throughput pieces of equipment. Our products help speed up the research process by streamlining these features into a single, simple unit, easily integrated into your existing lab setup.

Dr Richard Walker (CEO)

Richard co-founded Photon Force in 2015. His background lies in microelectronics, with 8 years of PhD and postdoctoral research experience in leading the design and development of 3D imaging equipment and scientific image sensors. Working with both academic and multi-national industrial partners throughout his career (including National Semiconductor, Mediso Medical Imaging Systems, and STMicroelectronics), Richard has been fortunate to conduct relevant research in a results-driven environment. Since starting up Photon Force, he has led the company to receive a number of prestigious grants and awards, including an Innovate UK R&D Grant in 2017, first prize in the 2015 Converge Challenge (Scotland’s premier company formation competition), and receiving both an RSE Enterprise Fellowship and a Scottish Edge award.  

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