We are affiliated with a variety of associations in the photonics community in Colorado:
The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) is a consortium of stakeholders that aims to enable and grow the U.S. quantum industry. QED-C was established with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of the Federal strategy for advancing quantum information science and as called for by the National Quantum Initiative Act enacted in 2018.
JILA is joint institute between the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). JILA is home to three recent Nobel Laureates and some of the best atomic, molecular, and optical science. Two of Vescent’s founders and one of our staff scientists are proud to call JILA our scientific alma mater.
The Colorado Photonics Industry Association (CPIA) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the photonics industry, both within and outside the state of Colorado.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.
Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.