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Associated Technical Societies

Optics.Org - Institute of Physics (UK) Optics Website www.optics.org
SPIE - The International Society for Optics & Photonics www.spie.org                   
Optical Society of America www.osa.org
IEEE www.ieee.org
IEEE Photonics Society  www.ieee.org/portal/site/leos/
Laser Institute of America (LIA) www.laserinstitute.org

 
 
 
  Industry Organizations/Partnerships  
 

OSA Industry Development Associates http://www.osa.org/en-us/corporate_gateway/
Florida High Tech Corridor Council www.floridahightech.com
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Orlando Economic Development Commission www.Orlandoedc.com
Enterprise Florida www.eflorida.com
Tampa Bay Partnership www.tampabay.org
Workforce Florida www.wages.org/wages/wfi
Beacon Council: Economic Development in Miami, Florida www.beaconcouncil.com
Economic Development in Jacksonville, Florida www.expandinjax.com   
Florida’s Space Coast www.space-coast.com  
PhotonicsConnection.com www.photonicsconnection.com


Florida Economic Development Organizations
Florida High Tech Corridor Council www.floridahightech.com
Orlando Economic Development Commission www.Orlandoedc.com
Enterprise Florida www.eflorida.com
Central FL Development Council - Polk County www.cfdc.org
Pinellas County Economic Development www.siliconbay.org
Tampa Bay Partnership www.tampabay.org
Workforce Florida www.workforceflorida.com
Beacon Council: Economic Development in Miami, Florida www.beaconcouncil.com
Economic Development in Jacksonville, Florida www.expandinjax.com   
Florida’s Space Coast www.space-coast.com

Optics & Photonics Associations - USA
OSA Industry Development Associates http://www.osa.org/en-us/corporate_gateway/
Colorado Photonics Industry Assn http://www.c oloradophotonics.org
Photonics Industry Association of New York (PIANY) & Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC) http://www.newyorkphotonics.org  and http://www.rrpc-ny.org
Arizona Optics Industry Association http://www.aoia.org/index.cfm
Connecticut Optics & Photonics Association http://www.ctopa.org/
For information on other clusters in the USA, see the listing SPIE has at http://spie.org/x22937.xml

Optics & Photonics Associations – Non-US
Ontario Photonics Technology Industry Cluster www.optic.on.ca
Ottawa Photonics Cluster www.ottawaphotonics.com
Photonics Cluster UK www.photonicscluster-uk.org
Optics Valley France www.opticsvalley.org
Scottish Optoelectronics Association www.optoelectronics.org.uk
For information on other clusters outside the USA, see the listing SPIE has at http://spie.org/x22931.xml

Other Resources
PhotonicsConnection.com www.photonicsconnection.com
Photonics OnLine www.photonicsonline.com
CREOL Industrial Affiliates www.creol.ucf.edu/Partnerships/Affiliates/Default.aspx

Resources for forming and operating clusters is available at http://spie.org/x22938.xml

Entrepreneurial Resources

 
 
 
 

Corporate Service Providers

The companies listed here are supporters/members of the FPC.  Some have agreed to provide a discount on their products or service to FPC members.  Please patronize these companies and be sure to ask for the FPC discount when contacting them.

Bond, Schoeneck, & King, PLLC  Attorneys   www.bsk.com
GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law www.grayharris.com
Curley & Pynn Public Relations www.thestrategicfirm.com/home.html
On Target Web Solutions (SEO, internet marketing, web design)  www.ontargetwebsolutions.com
Williams & Associates (logoed advertising specialties)  www.wasoc.com
Diamond Level Service (event, exhibit, and multimedia services)  www.DiamondLevelService.com
Laser Focus World & BioOptics World    www.LaserFocusWorld.com
Optics Professionals, LLC  (staffing and recruitment services)  www.opticsprofessionals.com
Laser Guardian http://laserguardian.com/
Fowler, White, Burnett, Attorneys www.fowler-white.com
CoastalCloud www.coastalcloud.us

Other Resources

National Photonics Initiative (NPI - http://www.lightourfuture.org/)   The NPI is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the technology and 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. 

OSA Public Policy         
http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/public_policy/

SPIE Public Policy
http://spie.org/x27644.xml

ASTRA, The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America                            
http://www.aboutastra.org/

USInnovation.org, is a project of ASTRA, The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America. ASTRA is a unique collaboration of individuals and organizations drawn from industry, professional and trade associations, universities, and research centers united in common cause to increase federal funding for the physical and mathematical sciences and engineering. See http://www.usinnovation.org.

Online Technical Resources

OP-TEC www.op-tec.org      OP-TEC, The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, is a consortium of two-year colleges, high schools, universities, national laboratories, industry partners, and professional societies funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.

www.laser-tec.org     Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Center, LASER-TEC, is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center comprised of community and state colleges, universities, high schools and technical centers, trade associations, and laser and fiber optic (LFO) companies

Use of Lasers in Advanced Manufacturing. LIA has created “Laser U,” with courses on everything from the main types of lasers used for manufacturing, through review of hybrid laser arc welding, to the basics of ultrafast laser machining. www.lia.org/education/laseru

General www.photonics.com
General www.photonicsonline.com
General www.photonicsdictionary.com

An engineer's reference www.efunda.com/home.cfm
Handy optical values and calculations www.luxpop.com
sources of optical design and engineering www.optenso.de/links/links.html

Multi-level, extensive source of information on lasers at undergraduate level:
http://donklipstein.com/

Fresh perspectives on color vision www.wendycarlos.com/colorvis/color.html

A method to enhance your information's visibility for the color-blind
www.vischeck.com/daltonize/

Unusual and elegant amateur telescopes
http://bhs.broo.k12.wv.us/homepage/alumni/dstevick/weird.htm

Optical illusions      
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/index-e.html

 
 
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