Innovating the Future


A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FAO) by the US Department of Defense (DOD), calling for concept papers for the establishment of an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI), was released on   November 5th with a December 19th deadline for concept paper submission. Learn more here

The NPI is helping to connect individuals and industry with consortiums that are seeking partners for the IP-IMI. If you are interested in sharing your information with potential collaborators please complete the NPI Form.

The NPI held a webinar on Monday, November 24 with information regarding the FOA, the criteria and the process.  We have also compiled a list of FAQs.

The DoD has released the Q&As from the November 19th Proposer's Day.  To view please visit here.


NPI Chairman, Tom Baer, presented on the Photonics Industry Neuroscience Group at the PCAST meeting on November 14thwatch it now!

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. Download the NPI white paper, "Lighting the Path to a Competitive, Secure Future."



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