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Using SBA’s Export Working Capital Loan, Sydor secured funding for international purchase orders, enabling the company to begin selling their products worldwide. Following that success, Sydor learned about SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program “STEP” funds, administered through New York State, which help small businesses break down barriers to exporting by providing grants to cover the...
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Monroe Community College Is One Of The Only Community Colleges In The Nation Offering An Optics and Photonics Associates Degree, Needed Federal Funds To Strengthen Facilities, Meet Regional Need For Trained Photonics Workers Schumer Fought To Secure Critical Fed Boosts in the FY 23 Omnibus Appropriations Bill To Allow MCC To Strengthen Its World Class...
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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear colleague, RRPC board member and AmeriCOM board member, Jay Eastman. Jay was the best of possible partners: upbeat, creative, enthusiastic, always eager to say “let’s get it done” once he had a vision there was no stopping him. Jay’s ability to strategize, collaborate and create...
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In May 2021, the United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Glass. University of Central Florida professor Kathleen Richardson and The Ohio State University professor Manoj Choudhary discuss the importance of glass in our lives, give the history of IYOG, and preview some of the events taking place to celebrate this International Year. View...
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Don’t miss your chance at a spot in cohort 5. Less than a week remains until our application period closes. We accept startups from anywhere in the world and participation is primarily remote. Apply online (it’s easy!) for your chance at an immediate $100,000 investment, critical business development coaching, investor introductions, and the opportunity to...
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Rohnert Park, California, September 22, 2021 – IDEX Health & Science (IH&S), the global leader in optofluidic components and subsystems, announced today that its Life Science Optics business unit has received the Laser Focus World Innovators Award for their Kola Deep™ Spectral Measurement System. This award recognizes excellent innovation, the benefits of which are clear...
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Innovations in optics, photonics and imaging are the basis of many broader technologies, which makes this expanding industry a key component of New York State’s 21st-century business plan. R&D and skilled talent, the lifeblood of this industry, are abundant in New York State, thanks to the state’s continual investment in both over the past two...
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The Rochester Museum & Science Center is hosting a virtual Changemakers Speaker Series. The Changemakers Exhibit at the museum shares stories of women who have changed the world! This series features a number of incredible Rochester women through virtual exhibitions. The featured Changemaker for their May 13th event is someone who has greatly impacted the...
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Sydor Technologies Receives $200,000 Phase I SBIR Grant from the Department of Energy ROCHESTER, N.Y. Sydor Technologies, a global provider of advanced x-ray detectors and diagnostic instrumentation for critical science missions and fundamental research, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant worth $200,000 by the US Department of...
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This bipartisan, bicameral caucus will promote and advance the optics and photonics industry February 24, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the creation of the Congressional Optics & Photonics Caucus to promote and advance the use of light-based technologies that are already impacting our world every day. Rep. Morelle co-founded the caucus...
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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.

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