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Photonics ‘in a very good place’

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics is gaining steam in 2017 and laying the groundwork for creating a sustainable model, its leaders say. “We’re in a very good place right now,” said Robert Duffy, chairman of AIM Photonics Leadership ...

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Photonics resource directory

A listing of businesses and organizations involved in photonics and optics Industry Associations and Societies American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Federally funded consortium uniting government, industry and the academic community that seeks to advance manufacturing technology for ...

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$10 million startup challenge

A one-of-a-kind, $10 million multiyear challenge could boost Rochester’s visibility in innovative manufacturing. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January announced the establishment of the Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester. The business competition aims to support startup companies that commercialize optics, photonics ...

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Schools ride photonics growth

For decades, universities across Rochester have provided students with curricula that support the optics and photonics fields. The publicity surrounding the national American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics in Rochester last year, however, has helped area schools expand their reach ...

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Tired stretch of East Main set for makeover

Like a puzzle with many parts, everything needs to fall into place if East Main Street is to be restored as the heart of downtown it once was for the city of Rochester.

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Tower once a hub of corporate, legal bustle

Newly reimagined as a mixed-use blend of luxury apartments, high-end offices and retail space, the Metropolitan has been for most of its life home to banks, law firms and corporations.

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Tower to offer living with expansive views

Construction is nearly complete on the first two floors of residential units at the Metropolitan. A total of six upper floors will contain apartments for lease and the five floors above that will be luxury condominiums for purchase.  

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Dynamic redo transforms downtown tower

Weaving through a steady stream of construction crews that dot the downtown landscape, it is easy to see the area is in the midst of a renewal. What may not be apparent, however, is the equally important revitalization happening inside one iconic building. 

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