Manufacturing Renaissance in Greater Rochester — Greater Rochester Quality Council

Posted March 1, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: Economic Development, Manufacturing, RRPC Calendar

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

Posted February 24, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: Entrepreneurship, RRPC Calendar

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

Posted February 24, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: Entrepreneurship, New York Photonics, NYPhotonics, Optics, RRPC Calendar

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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

Posted February 24, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: AIM Photonics, Integrated Photonics, New York Photonics, RRPC Calendar

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AIM Photonics IPSR Spring Meeting>>AGENDA HERE<<

Private Equity Investments in Photonics – 2016 Highlights

Posted February 24, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: Acquisitions, Financial News, NYPhotonics, Optics, Photonics

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logo_ceresPhotonics has been at the core of many modern day inventions and economic growth for decades now. However, the environment for photonics technology and component providers remains highly fragmented and fiercely competitive with their OEM customers and end-users further up the value chain realizing more of the value. Is that changing? It appears the public market leading photonics companies are catching up with their customers and capturing more value in 2016.

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Light travels at around 300,000 km per second. Why not faster? Why not slower? A new theory inches us closer to an answer.

Posted February 24, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: Publications

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Why this particular speed and not something else? Or, to put it another way, where does the speed of light come from?

Electromagnetic theory gave a first crucial insight 150 years ago. The Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell showed that when electric and magnetic fields change in time, they interact to produce a travelling electromagnetic wave. Maxwell calculated the speed of the wave from his equations and found it to be exactly the known speed of light. This strongly suggested that light was an electromagnetic wave – as was soon definitively confirmed.aeon

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We Are Living In The Century of the Photon! Photonics!

Posted February 23, 2017 by rrpc
Categories: Photonics