All of the banners are attention-grabbing and colorful. Only one group has over 70 companies at Photonics West, more than any of the others. Something else distinguishes that group. Can you guess what it is? New York is a State, not a country! And yet we compete with countries to develop the optics, photonics, imaging...Continue Reading
In our continuing effort to promote New York’s Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry for new business development and employee recruitment, we recently shipped a new banner to San Francisco for Photonics West in February. The banner will be used over New York pavilions at key trade shows. After all, New York is competing not so...Continue Reading
A workshop about the formation of a National Institute for innovation in Photonics and Optics Manufacturing Technology will be held at the University of Rochester on December 17th. A preliminary agenda is attached. The proposed Institute will be part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a $1Billion program announced by the Obama Administration...Continue Reading
Expert Panel Discusses What Will Drive Optics and Photonics Growth The RRPC brought together over 200 industry leaders to hear the findings from the recently released report, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation. (Read more from the Innovation Trail). Get more about the report from SPIE here. While optics-related technologies make up 25%...Continue Reading
While Kathy Hochul (D) Amherst, was in Rochester yesterday at HTR listening to some entrepreneurs talk about how hard it is to get SBIR money, she heard from RRPC member OptiPro how successful they have been with SBIR’s (article here). Meanwhile, RRPC was hosting Mirror Tech Days, a three day conference with 110 scientists and...Continue Reading
New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.