Stratio puts shortwave infrared (SWIR) technology into the palm of your hand

Via the Rochester Business Journal
September 9, 2022

Stratio, Inc. is one of 10 startups from around the world working with the Luminate NY accelerator at NextCorps in downtown Rochester. These companies are helping to write the next chapter in Rochester’s history as the world’s center for optics, photonics and imaging (OPI).

Each company in Luminate’s cohort 5 received an initial investment of $100,000 and participates in the six-month program, which helps the selected companies speed the commercialization of their technologies and businesses. On October 19, at Finals 2022 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, they will compete for up to $2 million in follow-on investment. Funding for the $25 million program is provided through Empire State Development’s Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

“Within the Luminate program, we have a first-hand look at some of the most exciting imaging technologies our industry has seen,” said Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of Luminate. ”Stratio is doing their part to democratize powerful technology, creating an alternative to cost-prohibitive sensors used in many industries.”

We caught up with James Lee, Stratio’s Co-founder and CEO, to discuss how the company is creating specialized tools using infrared imaging.

Tell us about your company.

Stratio, Inc. provides infrared imaging solutions leveraging the world’s first Germanium (Ge)-based Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensor. Our proprietary methods allow us to produce SWIR sensors to capture images that our eyes cannot see, doing it at far lower cost than traditional SWIR sensors.

Our patented sensor technology enables portable and affordable devices to collect data and our AI platform translates the data into meaningful insights that can be used in innovative applications, including Autonomous and Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), robotic surgery and precision agriculture.

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