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 Guild Optical Assocates, USA


Question 1: Describe the profound impact your technology – as part of an end-user product – has had on Society. How has the population been impacted by your technology. This could be behavioral, economical, societal, etc.
Guild Optics made a first of it's kind donation to Sonora's Super Scientists. This is a children's optical science learning group put together by UC Irvine's Stephen Sasaki.

Guild Optics donated many sapphire and glass lenses, windows, mirrors that will teach children about the joys of optics and inspire future generations of optical geniuses for years to come.

Question 2: Tell us about how your technology is unique? What makes it stand out? How do you differentiate it from other similar technologies?
The unique part about this is that I have found no record of this size or quality of a donation ever taking place before. Children normally do not have access to these types of optical components. Getting them in their hands at this time in their lives should inspire them.

Question 3: When first launched, did your technology make a transformational change for the end-user or incremental changes by improving a current technology?  Describe this.
Stephen Sasaki told me that this type of donation has never taken place before and it would surely inspire many generations of children in the near future.

Question 4: Give a specific example (with company names) of the buying chain for your product/technology once you sell it to the next level buyer.  Provide an example of the succession of companies your product goes through, ultimately to get to an end-user.  Example:  We produce a component that we sell to a laser systems manufacturer (name the company) who sells it to a medical OEM (name the company), who then sells it to a hospital (name the hospital).
Guild Optics manufactures sapphire material grown by GT Advanced Technologies. We were asked if we had any "junk" to donate by Sonora's Super Scientists program leader Stephen Sasaki. We sent him quality over run or slightly out of spec. optics that he is using in his educational program.

Question 5: In which vertical market(s) would you classify the end-users of this technology?
Other
Any fields these kids may grow up to be in

Question 6: Give us your one sentence “elevator pitch” you would use to tell a non-technical person about your technology and the critical role it plays in Society.
Everyone would agree that children are our future. Guild Optics believes in putting the tools for success in their hands and has given them the optical components to learn from.

Question 7: Surprise Us!  What else should we know about your product/technology?
The 78 optical components donated were of high quality optical materials. The pieces are used by major companies here in the US. Total estimated value over $4000

Additional information.

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