[From CASE Reports, Vol. 13,2, 1998]

FROM THE ACADEMY

The 1998 Connecticut Photonics Opportunities Forum

The photonics industry, one of six "clusters" of strength in Connecticut, is setting the foundation for other high-technology growth throughout the state. The science of photonics began 40 years ago, and has had a significant impact on computers, scientific instrumentation, medical treatment and military systems. Connecticut currently houses 140 companies that are engaged in photonics or use photonics as their core technology.

Because of this significant Connecticut presence, Connecticut Innovations and CASE will sponsor the "1998 Connecticut Photonics Opportunities Forum," on September 9-10, 1998, in conjunction with "Generations of Innovations," Connecticut Innovations' Eighth Annual Technology Exhibition and Dinner. The first day of the Forum will be held at the Bishop Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and the second day at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

Supported by the Photonics Research Center at the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Photonics Industry Cluster, and the National Academy of Sciences, the Forum will focus on the importance of bringing photonics research and the technology transfer process it requires into the next millennium. The Forum will focus on several areas of primary interest to the broad photonics community. Scheduled talks and panel discussions include:

For more information, please contact Stephanie Mitchell of Connecticut Innovations at 860-563-5851 or Doug Bradway of the Photonics Research Center at 860-486-2886.

Full details are available on the CASE web site at http://www.ctcase.org


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