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Links to optics, vision, imaging, laser and other light technology trade associations, non-profit groups, government organizations and other light industry and technology web sites.

AIA is a global vision and imaging trade association. Its members include manufacturers of vision components and systems, system integrators, distributors, OEMs, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions and research groups directly involved with vision and imaging.
Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
CUDOS is funded by the Australian Research Council under the Centres of Excellence Program to bring together a powerful team of researchers in optical science and photonics technology both in Australia and internationally whose efforts will lead to significant advancement in capabilities and knowledge in this crucial field, which underpins advances in areas of national and international importance.
CREOL College of Optics & Photonics
CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics at University of Central Florida, is a world-renowned graduate college for optical science and engineering education and research.
DesignLights Consortium (DLC)
The DLC is a collaboration of utility companies and regional energy efficiency organizations committed to raising awareness of the benefits of efficient lighting in commercial buildings.
Euro-Fos, funded by the European Commission, aims to create a powerful pan-European network on photonic subsystems by clustering top European systems groups with proven track record in the design, development and evaluation of photonic subsystems.
European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)
EMVA is an industry lobby to support the interests and concerns of its members. The association helps ensure that the cutting egde technology of machine vision is known and applied worldwide.
European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)
EPIC works with industries, universities, and the European Commission to build a more competitive photonics industrial sector in the European economic area.
IEEE Photonics Society
The society is concerned with the research, development, design, manufacture, and applications of materials, devices and systems in lasers, optical devices, optical fibers, and associated lightwave technology and their applications in systems and subsystems in which quantum electronic devices are key elements.
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.
Imperial College London Photonics Group
The mission of the Photonics Group is to conduct internationally significant research into the fundamental science underlying optical technologies and to develop novel technologies for real-world applications of photonics.
Institute of Optics (University of Rochester)
The Institute of Optics has been educating the next generation of leaders in the field since its founding in 1929 as the first optics department in the country. Approximately half of all optics degrees awarded in the United States have been awarded by The Institute of Optics.
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
The mission of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.
International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015)
IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.
Korean Association of Photonics Industry Development (KAPID)
KAPID was established to promote the development, cultivation and to expand the Korean photonics industry and its related industries.
Laser Institute of America
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the professional society for laser applications and safety. Their mission is to foster lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities for over 40 years, LIA offers technical information, training and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe.
MEMS Industry Group
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) across global markets.
National Photonics Initiative
The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.
Novus Buyer's Guide
The who's who of green technology companies, the Novus Buyer’s Guide links ecologically-attuned companies to customers, prospects and suppliers around the globe.
OP-TEC: The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education
OP-TEC's mission is to increase the supply of well-educated Photonics Technicians by building and strengthening the capacity and quality of photonics education in U.S. two-year colleges.
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Founded in 1916, OSA was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.
Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA)
OIDA is a Washington DC-based, non-profit association that serves and represents optoelectronics communities. OIDA members include the leading providers of optoelectronic components and systems enabled by optoelectronics, as well as universities and research institutions.
Restech is a social enterprise that specializes in Robotics Education. They show young students the world of robots. Working with forward thinking schools, parents and organisations, they provide the knowledge and resources so students can create their own; in an exciting, all inclusive environment.
Solar Novus Today
Solar Novus Today combines the strengths of traditional journalism with today’s online technology to deliver insights and information on solar products, manufacturing, test and measurement, business and government policy. Solar Novus Today provides original reporting and in-depth news and analysis for a worldwide audience of engineers, scientists, integrators who develop, use, commercialise and install solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar energy products.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 225,600 constituents from approximately 150 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.
Stanford Photonics Research Center
The Stanford Photonics Research Center builds strategic partnerships between the Stanford University research community and companies employing optics and photonics in their commercial activities. SPRC offers member companies facilitated access to Stanford faculty, students and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposiums, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.
University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences
The mission of the College of Optical Sciences is to provide the state of Arizona and the nation with an internationally pre-eminent program in education, research and outreach in all aspects of the science and application of light.


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