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Digital Rochester is partnering with the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster for an event designed for the non-photonics professional.  We will improve your understanding of the photonics industry, as well as some exciting updates on the recent wins in our area.  We’ve put together a panel of industry experts to give you a basic understanding of...
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Lumetrics, Inc., a leading metrology design, engineering and manufacturing company, has been awarded a Phase One Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant through the US Army and Department of Defense. Lumetrics’ proposal addresses the need of developing a specialized measurement system capable of measuring a critical component to many armed forces vehicles, transparent armor. Transparent...
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Grant funds the commercialization of a specialized Sydor Spectro CCD detector, designed for Soft X-ray Spectrometers. Sydor Instruments, a Sydor Technologies Company, announced today that it has been awarded a $991,741 SBIR Phase IIA grant from the Department of Energy, Office of Science to commercialize the unique Sydor Spectro CCD. Sydor Instruments will use this...
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Rochester, New York is bursting with energy, photonic energy! The New York (NYSTAR) MEP Center, aka High Tech Rochester, is a key player in the revitalizing this industry, along with various economic and business development entities in the Rochester region. To strengthen and grow this industry the Rochester region has received three grants; the Advanced...
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Acquisition of data in complex x-ray studies could improve 100-fold over existing technology with the help of an $833,000 federal grant awarded this week to Sydor Instruments. The company will use the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Energy, to complete the technology transfer of a novel microstrip detector,  in collaboration […]
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The President’s R&D Budget for FY 2015: A Summary and Charts In a year in which discretionary spending is effectively standing still, increased R&D investments appear hard to come by.  Officially released March 4, the President’s budget makes clear the challenges currently posed by the Budget Control Act spending caps for R&D support. With hardly...
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Additional Assistance for Companies with SBIR Funding The 2011 SBIR Reauthorization made it possible for companies to request Discretionary Technical Assistance from vendors of their choice in their Phase I and Phase II proposals to some agencies. These agencies include the Navy, DARPA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National...
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When Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Rochester New York for the finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council presentation on Tuesday, November 28, one of the video presentations he saw was about RRPC member OptiPro. Wake up, Albany!  Optics, Photonics and Imaging are a key strategic economic advantage of Western New York!  Without OPI there is...
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Grant will fund cutting-edge research and development of hand-held eye scanner Rochester, NY Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) visited Rochester-based medical technology firm Lumetrics today to announce a $973,000 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Eye Institute. The NIH grant will fund development of a digital hand-held diagnostic ophthalmic instrument...
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115 scientists and researchers gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, New York for 3 days, July 31 – August 2 to share the latest research in optical components for government-funded applications. Each year Tech Days summarizes the USA Government’s investment strategies and activities in developing technology for any application (such as telescopes, imaging systems,...
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