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Don’t Miss The Luminate Lightning Round

October 24, 2017


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 for $2M more in investments that will be announced at Demo Day in June.  This Lightning Round event will host companies from around the world and will feature keynote speaker Paul Singh, noted investor and Entrepreneur.

When: Wednesday, November 8, 4:00-6:30 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel,
125 East Main St.,  Rochester, NY 14604

Click the link to register for the event.

>>Luminate Lightning Registration<<

Luminate,  administered by High Tech Rochester, is a $10 million program is being funded by Governor Cuomo and the State of New York through the Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative award. Click on Governor Cuome announces Luminate for details.

Luminate Lightning Round is also a feature of Rochester Innovation Week presented by High Tech Rochester. In addition to Luminate Lightning Round, Innovation week hosts Paul Singh at the Penthouse, Office Hours with Paul Singh, and Rochester Young Professionals 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Expo. For details and to register for these events, please click on the following link:

>>Rochester Innovation Week<<

 

Integrated Photonics: Challenges and Opportunities

September 29, 2017

Jaime Cardenas, University of Rochester
Tuesday, Oct 3 at 7:00 PM
Laboratory for Laser Energetics – East Lobby
240 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Abstract:
Integrated photonics, or optics on a chip, offers solutions to many of the challenges common to traditional optics such as element alignment, stability, and size. On-chip photonic devices are aligned during fabrication and thus can’t move during operation. Since the device is so small and the components are microns away from each other, the different components tend to “see” the same environment making the devices very stable. Leveraging the microelectronics industry and its fabrication techniques, integrated photonic structures can be sub-micron in size and can be densely packed in areas of only a few mm2. In this talk, we will discuss what is integrated photonics and how do you do optics on a chip. We will look at the current challenges and answer “how come I can’t buy some integrated photonics at the store?” Finally, I will give an overview of the newly established institute for photonics and how the Rochester community fits in it.

Professor Jaime Cardenas, University of Rochester

 

Prof. Jaime Cardenas is an Assistant Professor in The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Optical Science and Engineering. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, Jaime joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group as a postdoc and continued there as a research scientist. Prof. Cardenas recent work is focused on high efficiency optical coupling of an optical fiber to a photonic chip that is low cost and suitable for high volume manufacturing.

New York Photonics Networking Last Night

May 10, 2017

Over 80 people were in attendance at the New York Photonics networking session last night at Bergmann Associates‘ beautiful new office space in downtown Rochester.

Theme of the evening: The Vision Thing

We enjoyed a great evening in Tower280, a visionary space in a transformed Midtown Tower (Kudos to Morgan Properties, Buckingham Properties and Bergmann designers).

We heard about Light & Sound Interactive, the visionary conference coming to Rochester in September 2017; a conference designed to transform the Rochester economy into a hub for VR / AR Multimedia technology development and manufacturing. And it will coincide with New York Photonics annual meeting and golf tournament!

We saw, and heard about Bergmann Associates / Eastman Business Park’s vision of the Lake Avenue / Ridge Road / Maplewood Drive Corridor, anchored by the ON Semiconductor and AIM Photonics presence, as a flexible Work / Play / Live sector in City North.

We really enjoy spending time with our friends and colleagues, Innovators all, who embrace the future, and are passionate about our city, our region, and our industry.

Thank you, Bergmann Associates for the tours, for the VR demonstrations, for the wine and food, and for your commitment to Rochester and our center city!

See you next time!

Manufacturing Renaissance in Greater Rochester — Greater Rochester Quality Council

March 1, 2017

What will it take to create a manufacturing renaissance in the Greater Rochester area?

According to Willy Shih, it involves strengthening the link between manufacturing and innovation, developing advanced manufacturing operations and the supporting structure, educating and preparing the workforce at all levels, and government support for key initiatives.

The Speaker: Dr. Willy Shihshih
Dr. Willy Shih is Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and has 28 years of leadership experience in product development and manufacturing with companies such as IBM, Silicon Graphics and Eastman Kodak. He is a leading voice on industrial competitiveness and has co-authored the recent book Producing Prosperity – Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance.

Panelists
Dr. Shih will be joined by panelists Dr. Grace Wang, President of the SUNY Research Foundation; Ed White, Corporate Outreach Executive for AIM Photonics; Dr. Terry Taber, Chief Technical Officer of Eastman Kodak; Dr. Denis Cormier, Director of RIT’s AMPrint Center; Boris Gragera, CEO of NEST iON; Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services, Monroe Community College; and panel moderator, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy.

Event Date:

  •  Event Date: 3/20/2017
  •  Event Start: 05:15 PM
  •  Event End: 08:00 PM

>>Registration and more information is here<<

Optimax Leaders Will Share Entrepreneurial Insights At Event

February 24, 2017

RocGrowth Candids—a bimonthly gathering of local entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned—will hold an event March 1 featuring Optimax Systems Inc.’s CEO Rick Plympton and President Mike Mandina.

The optics manufacturing firm employs 280 people.

The event, which takes place on Wednesday, March 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at 20 Windsor St., is to feature an open interview with Plympton and Mandina, and a question-and-answer session with the duo.

The event is free and open to the public, however, it is limited to the first 100 people to RSVP.

Those interested can register here.

RocGrowth Candids requests a $5 donation to the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.

OSA Rochester Section / Entrepreneurship in Optics and Photonics: A Panel Discussion

February 24, 2017

OSA Rochester Section

Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM

Laboratory for Laser Energetics – East Lobby
240 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623

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The focus is on questions from the audience, which will start after each speaker gives a short introduction on their experience with entrepreneurship.

 

AIM Photonics Manufacturing IPSR Spring 2017 Meeting

February 24, 2017

AIM Photonics IPSR Spring Meeting>>AGENDA HERE<<