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.

The SOA has links to a many similar optoelectronics bodies locally, nationally and internationally, making its reach and influence truly global. It exists for the good of its members and the Optoelectronics Industry in Scotland and beyond.

The SOA is a community for all photonics and photonics-enabled organisations in Scotland. Scottish companies, bridging organisations, University departments, individuals and any other interested parties are welcome to become a member of the SOA by signing up to Technology Scotland here.