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December 2021

[INFO SESSION] How Luminate Advanced My Startup: A Panel with Accelerator Graduates

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
How Luminate Advanced My Startup

Luminate is looking for its next cohort. Why should your startup apply? Applications are now open for cohort 5 of the Luminate accelerator. Startups that are accepted will receive an initial investment of up to $100,000 and begin a six-month program that culminates in a chance to compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funding. This webinar will provide a close look at Luminate and the advantages of participating — from funding to experienced industry mentoring, structured curriculum, and…

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January 2022

[INFO SESSION] Applying to Luminate: Tips from the Director of Operations

January 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Applying to Luminate

Thinking about applying to Luminate? Luminate is looking for its fifth cohort of startups developing optics-, photonics-, or imaging-enabled technology. Not sure if you’re a fit? Questions about the process? Register for this webinar with Luminate Director of Operations, Andy Simon, who will: Give a brief overview of the accelerator program and why to apply. Walk through the application process in the F6s platform. Address FAQs and answer your questions live. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

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Luminate Finals 2021

Luminate Finals 2021 was streamed internationally on Thursday, September 30. Presented by Optica (formerly The Optical Society / OSA), the event marked the graduation of the ten startups in cohort 4 of the Luminate accelerator — companies that are revolutionizing vehicle safety, advanced manufacturing, the energy efficiency of buildings, and other industries.

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Congratulations to Our Follow-On Funding Recipients

$1,000,000: PreAct Technologies
with sensors and software that make it possible to angle car seats away, deploy airbags earlier, and raise the car suspension before the impact of a crash occurs to save lives

$400,000: Andluca Technologies
creators of UV-solar-powered smart glass for improving the energy efficiency of buildings

$250,000: Mesodyne
inventors of ultra-high energy-density compact power generators that increase the endurance of small autonomous systems by 10x over batteries alone

$250,000: Dynocardia
developers of the first non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) method that measures BP continuously and with accuracy compared to the gold standard

$200,000: Owl Autonomous Imaging
makers of the world’s only 3D Thermal Ranger™, providing HD imaging and precision ranging that is a 150x improvement in resolution and cloud density of LiDAR

$10,000 (Audience Choice): Layer Metrics
with an integrated metrology system that enables intelligent 3D printing


Luminate Finals 2020

Luminate Finals 2020 was streamed internationally on Monday, September 14 as part of The Optical Society‘s all-virtual Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FiO+LS) APS/DLS conference.

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Congratulations to Our Follow-On Funding Recipients

$1,000,000: SunDensity, enhancing the energy output of solar panels
$400,000: Simulated Inanimate Models, providing instructor-less surgical training
$300,000: Rubitection, saving lives with early bedsore detection
$250,000: Nordetect, reducing soil testing time for faster fertilizer optimization
$250,000: AkknaTek, eliminating postoperative surprises following cataract surgery
$10,000 (Audience Choice): Kilo Medical Solutions, improving NICU light conditions

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