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Optical Society to sponsor Luminate NY, Rochester firm to compete (access required)

The Optical Society will sponsor Luminate NY’s Finals 2021 to bring the Rochester-based competition to an international stage. One Rochester-area firm will compete in the finals this year. Last year, nearly 1500 people registered to join a worldwide audience as ...

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AmeriCOM to partner with DoD on optics consortium (access required)

The Rochester-based American Center for Optics Manufacturing Inc. (AmeriCOM) has been selected for a five-year $34 million grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Industrial Policy program to launch a nationwide public-private Defense Precision Optics Consortium partnership between the ...

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Navitar wins nearly $10 million in orders (access required)

Rochester-based manufacturer Navitar Inc. has won a number of new orders expected to add more than $9.5 million to the firm’s annual revenue. “Life science instrument manufacturers and semiconductor equipment makers are looking for ways to improve their products and ...

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Luminate to join Upstate Capital Association at Wednesday showcase (access required)

The Upstate Capital Association of New York on Wednesday will host the Venture NY Series A Showcase in partnership with 43North, GENIUS NY, 76West, Grow-NY and Luminate. The event will feature some of the fastest-growing startups from across New York ...

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Photonics awards honor leaders, entrepreneurs, educator (access required)

Members of the local photonics industry recognized five of their own this week for making various contributions to the field. The awards were presented at the annual meeting of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster/New York Photonics Tuesday evening at the ...

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Optics conference expected to bring 2,000 visitors to Rochester (access required)

More than 2,000 people will congregate in Rochester this week as the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center plays host to the biennial SPIE Optifab, the nation’s premier optical manufacturing conference and exhibition. SPIE is an international not-for-profit professional ...

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MCC wins $4.4 million to train more optics technicians (access required)

 A $4.4 million federal grant will help Monroe Community College turn out higher numbers of precision optics graduates. U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle, D-Rochester, announced the grant Wednesday from the Office of Naval Research for the Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics. ...

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Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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Optimax to expand facility, add 59 jobs (access required)

Optimax Systems Inc. plans to expand its Wayne County facility with a 60,000-square-foot addition. The $21.7 million expansion will allow Optimax to raise the bar when it comes to supplying optics for its customers and will help the company solidify ...

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