The Optical Society to Host Funding Accelerator Meetings

13 November 2017


The Optical Society to Host Funding Accelerator Meetings

Event offers unique opportunity to meet with representatives from multiple U.S. Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON — The OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) will host one-on-one speed meetings between OIDA members companies and program officers from multiple U.S. Federal agencies at OSA headquarters on 14 November 2017.

The goal of the event is to improve attendees’ understanding of the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding process during a changing political landscape.  In addition, the one-on-one meetings will provide federal agencies a better understanding of how companies in the optics and photonics industry can help the agency meet their own business objectives.

What: OIDA Funding Accelerator Speed Meetings
When: 14 November 2017
Who: Participating Agencies include:
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • United States Navy
OSA Headquarters
Jarus W. Quinn Building
2010 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036

The event is only open to OIDA members with less than 500 employees and is free to attend. Due to limited space, interested companies should contact Learn more about the benefits of OIDA membership here.

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit

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