The SOA is a dynamic, community led organisation managed by Technology Scotland. With a strong history of supporting Optoelectronics in Scotland, becoming a member of the SOA brings numerous benefits.


Founded in 1994, the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) is the 3rd oldest National Optoelectronics association in the world.

It is one of the largest and oldest technology communities in Scotland and a founding member of both Technology Scotland and the International Optoelectronics Association. As of 2016, the SOA is managed by Technology Scotland, the leading cluster organisation in Scotland… Read More


Optoelectronics covers all “light-enabled” components and equipment.

The terms Electro-optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics are used to describe these subjects with no clear and universally accepted differentiation between the terms. Although Photonics could be restricted to the manipulation of Photons and Optoelectronics the combining of Photons and electrons with Electro-optics is a special case of Optoelectronics…. Read More

As of 2016, day-to-day management of the SOA is undertaken by Technology Scotland.

The leading cluster organisation focusing on the development of the Key Enabling Technology sectors in Scotland… Read More