OIDA Member Sponsored Webinar: Advancing Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Technologies Using Resources in the Rochester Region
12 September 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Luminate | Presented by: OIDA
This webinar is a two part series - click to view more information about the first webinar.
From the Mars Rover to the James Webb Space Telescope, viewing new worlds is possible thanks to scientists in Rochester, NY, the world leader in optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI). Today, this region is continuing to speed emerging technologies to market through an integrated ecosystem that combines university resources, federal and state programs, investor networks, and the most robust, sophisticated and highly integrated optics, photonics, and imaging supply chain in the nation. This webinar explores why this region is the top producer of patents in OPI related technologies, and how companies can leverage this ecosystem to advance their innovations. Those encouraged to attend include entrepreneurs who have an OPI startup that’s at the early-stage to Series A funding phase; scientists or engineers who have a technology that’s moving from lab to market; product development teams that want to learn how to access information on technologies under development or how these resources can help with the design, fabrication, and manufacturing of technologies that companies are working on.
In this webinar, you will learn:
The technical, engineering, and support services that are available within the university sector that can help bridge the gaps that often exist in moving technologies to market, including University of Rochester's Institute of Optics, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester Institute of Technology's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and Lobozzo Photonics and Optical Characterization Lab, Monroe Community College’s Optical Systems Technology program (the only technician program in the nation), and Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research.
How to leverage The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) and members within the NY Photonics Association to develop the next generation of integrated photonics and deliver global manufacturing leadership.
How entrepreneurs can advance their OPI technologies and businesses through Luminate NY— the world’s largest business accelerator for startup firms in the optics, photonics, and imaging industries. This program provides resources for entrepreneurs including $100,000 upon program acceptance and the chance to compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funding.
Who should attend: Founders of startups with optics-, photonics-, and imaging-enabled applications; scientists or engineers who are interested in learning more about technology acceleration and programs that are available; product development teams that are looking at emerging technologies in biophotonics, virtual and augmented reality, transportation, security, machine vision, and other areas; or teams that need resources for the design, fabrication, and manufacturing of technologies.
Company can be from anywhere in world
Company must be incorporated
Must have an optics-, photonics-, or imaging-enabled technology or application
Ramanujan is a serial entrepreneur, having started and grown three startup businesses in cardiac surgical equipment, optical communications, and nano materials. As CTO and Product Line Manager of Mammography CAD and Pediatric Businesses within Kodak and Carestream, her team developed and launched clinical equipment and Clinical IT on every continent. Sujatha has held scientific, technical leadership, and laboratory head positions in Chrysler Corporation, GE, Kodak, Carestream, and Intrinsiq Materials. She holds 28 issued US patents. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Carney has served as the Director of The Institute of Optics since July 2017. He holds a PhD in Physics (1999) from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (1994) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was faculty at ECE Illinois 2001-2017. Carney has a strong commitment to teaching excellence. He is active in the optics community primarily through the OSA as a journal editor and meeting organizer. He is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Diagnostic Photonics, Inc.
Matthew Sydor is half of the third generation of Sydors running Sydor Optics (brother, Jonathan is the other half). Sydor Optics is a world leader in the manufacturing of precision flat optical components. Matthew started his optical career at the University of Arizona’s optical fabrication lab and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he made IR optics. Now at home in Rochester, Matthew is a program manager at Sydor Optics. He is committed to the future of Rochester’s optical community, to strengthening the optical manufacturing base, and to keeping Rochester as a destination for all things OPI related.
The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society.