Luminate pivots amid the pandemic

Via the Rochester Beacon
July 28, 2020

By now, Rochester and the optics, photonics and imaging community worldwide would have learned of a promising technology that outshone others at the Luminate NY Finals. Instead, they will discover the winner virtually in the fall because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The 2020 Luminate NY Finals will be held online in conjunction with OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference on Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Ten finalists from around the world will showcase their innovations and compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funds.

A panel discussion at the event titled “Investing Early in Innovative Future Businesses” will include panelists such as Milton Chang, managing partner of Incubic Management; Linda Smith, president of CERES Technology Advisors Inc.; Darius Sankey, CEO of 3Discovered; and Don Golini, chair and founder of QED Technologies.

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