Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) January 02, 2014
Panel discussions on what startups need for success, promising technology commercialization prospects, and insights on funding biophotonics ventures are among new elements of an expanded industry track at SPIE Photonics West 2014. Already the largest and most influential international laser and photonics meeting of the year, Photonics West will provide even more for entrepreneurs, investors, and technology business leaders during its 1-6 February run at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Photonics West is presented by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
The industry program and two major exhibitions are open to all conference attendees, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors at no charge.
“Photonics West is widely acknowledged as the industries’ leading annual event bringing together business leaders, suppliers, customers, funders and researchers from the global photonics marketplace. This year’s added events enrich an already-strong program that is designed to drive economic growth in the photonics industry, stimulate new ideas, accelerate technology transfer, foster new partnerships, and spark innovation,” said SPIE Senior Director Andrew Brown. “Leveraging our strong connections to, and knowledge of, the photonics industry SPIE has developed a program to meet the business, marketing and education needs of our constituents from industry, government and academia to help them grow their companies, develop new solutions, expand their products, find new markets and foster business creation.”
Biophotonics is as an example of current opportunity, said Linda Smith (Ceres Technical Advisers), moderator of one of the new panels for business management. Smith characterized the field as a fertile ground for investment and economic growth, with a robust market for private placements in development-stage and high-growth biophotonics bu
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