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An Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation would not be possible without the National Photonics Initiative

There would be no Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation were it not for the hard work of our societies OSA and SPIE in Washington DC, and their members.   593 more words


Integrated Photonics Institute will be Headquartered in Rochester, NY

In a hotly contested competition that had a team led by New York State vying with a team led by Florida and another led by Southern California, the DoD has chosen the New York team as the winner for the Integrated Photonics Institute In Manufacturing Innovation:  AIM Photonics. 373 more words

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Reform(atting) the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – a living autopsy

Last year, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which is the primary federal funding agency of health research in Canada, embarked on a bold and wide-ranging series of reforms that change virtually every aspect of how health research funding is applied for, evaluated and distributed. 3,231 more words

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Why Canada’s research granting councils mean so little to this government’s agenda

NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR, Canada’s main granting agencies in support of university research are not doing well. Their total absence from Budget 2015 is only one of many symptoms indicating how tired they are. 1,224 more words

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Two Photonics NMI Finalists Expected By End Of April

The New York Team submitted their application through SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Albany Nanotech) on March 31st. The team includes MIT, RIT, SUNY Polytech, University of Arizona, University of Rochester, USC Santa Barbara and others. 160 more words


UBC's free fall in university rankings

University rankings may be questionable. Their evaluation criteria may be flawed or unrepresentative. They may be based on false or manipulated data provided by some institutions. 1,572 more words

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SPIE Digs Deeper Into Industry

If you missed this presentation at Photonics West, SPIE’s Steven Anderson and his staff have been busy digging deeper.