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Accelerator Aims to Bring Visionary Optics, Photonics and Imaging Companies and Emerging Technologies to the Finger Lakes Region Applications Will Be Accepted Through September 23, 2019 Luminate NY is a Key Initiative in “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy ALBANY, N.Y., June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)...
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Additional Backing Will Support Three More Rounds of Optics, Photonics and Imaging Competition Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $15 million in additional funding is being made available to support three more rounds of the Luminate NY business accelerator competition in Rochester. The Luminate competition focuses exclusively on the optics, photonics and imaging industry. The program...
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February 2-7, 2019, the global optics and photonics community descended on San Francisco for SPIE’s annual conference: Photonics West. With a whopping 58 companies in attendance, New York Photonics had its largest showing to date, the largest of any cluster at the conference. “New York companies have been presenting and exhibiting at Photonics West for...
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Luminate (a program of Nextcorps) announced the 10 companies selected to take part in the second cohort of New York State’s Luminate NY accelerator competition in Rochester. The finalists selected include optics, photonics and imaging start-ups who were selected after pitching their innovative ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts at the Luminate...
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October 25, 2018 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster / New York Photonics today honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s Optics and Photonics Industry. RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley presented the awards before stakeholders from industry, government and education from across the region at the New York Photonics...
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Winners announced in the final competition. Double Helix Optics was the winner of the first round of the Luminate NY competition. The Boulder, Colorado-based company received top honors at Luminate NY’s inaugural “Light Tomorrow with Today” Demo Day competition, held in the main tent at the Xerox International Jazz Festival in Downtown Rochester. The company will receive $1...
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DoubleHelix Gets Small In A Big Way Some scientific breakthroughs are massive, the scope of their impact sometimes stretching to every corner of the world. Others are small. Some, as is the case with Luminate resident Double Helix Optics, can be both. That’s not to say Double Helix’s focus and technology is insignificant. Rather, it’s...
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Mixer for Luminate’s inaugural cohort networked entrepreneurs with OPI mentors Rochester, NY:  Luminate NY, the world’s largest optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator (OPI), held their first ever Fast Tech Pitch hosted by New York Photonics.  The event featured three minute pitches from each of the Luminate companies to a group of over 20 executives from OPI industry leaders including Rochester Precision Optics, Navitar, Optimax and...
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Luminate, the largest Optics, Photonics and Imaging (OPI) start-up accelerator program in the nation hosted its first ever competition in Rochester this week, nearly twenty years after New York Photonics began its statewide advocacy mission for the industry.  It was a really good event, and this is only year one. OPI was recognized in 2014...
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You are invited to the Luminate Lightning Round Join us as 25 companies compete to win a spot in Luminate, the world’s largest optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator. Each of  the 10 winning companies will receive admission into the six-month accelerator program starting this January, along with an initial $100K investment and a chance to compete...
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