Awards for SPIE Startup Challenge 2017

  • $15,000.00 USD

    1st Place SPIE Startup Challenge

    $10,000 cash prize provided by JENOPTIK

    plus $5,000 in Edmund Optics equipment

    Awarded to:

    Cellino Enabling gene therapy using lasers and nanofabricated substrates.
  • $5,000.00 USD

    2nd Place SPIE Startup Challenge

    $5,000 cash prize provided by JENOPTIK

    Awarded to:

    IC Touch
  • $2,500.00 USD

    3rd Place SPIE Startup Challenge

    $2,500 cash prize provided by JENOPTIK

    Awarded to:

    Lumedica Affordable, Accessible, Accurate Eye Disease Detection Powered By OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography).
  • $2,000.00 USD

    Finalist SPIE Startup Challenge (1)

    Registration fees up to $1500 and a $500 travel stipend to receive additional entrepreneurial training.

    Awarded to:

    RGB Laser Light Module for AR/VR
  • $2,000.00 USD

    Finalist SPIE Startup Challenge (2)

    Registration fees up to $1500 and a $500 travel stipend to receive additional entrepreneurial training.

    Awarded to:

    3D vision system on Chip Fastree3D solid-state single chip motion sensor delivers 3D imaging for the new markets of automotive safety and autonomous robotics. We enable high resolution LIDARs at a consumer electronics costs, typically 2 cm voxels, 100 fps, at 30m for less than 200$. The innovation consists of a system on chip CMOS circuit integrating an array(QQVGA) of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) together with digital processing for direct time-of-flight and (ToF) dand the control of laser illuminators (VCSEL arrays).
  • $2,000.00 USD

    Finalist SPIE Startup Challenge (3)

    Registration fees up to $1500 and a $500 travel stipend to receive additional entrepreneurial training.

    Awarded to:

    Fresh Strips
  • $2,250.00 USD

    Early Stage Travel Award (#1)

    $1500 in travel support reimbursement to attend Photonics West 2017 to participate in the Startup Challenge plus a technical registration to the conference valued at $750

    Awarded to:

    Cellino Enabling gene therapy using lasers and nanofabricated substrates.
  • $2,250.00 USD

    Early Stage Travel Award (2)

    $1500 in travel support reimbursement to attend Photonics West 2017 to participate in the Startup Challenge plus a technical registration to the conference valued at $750

    Awarded to:

    NU-RISE NU-RISE develops nuclear radiation sensors and equipment for industry, research instrumentation and medical applications. Currently our focus is on solving the lack of dosimetry in brachythreapy for breast and prostate cancers. In adition, by performing real-time dosimetry we open the possibility for real-time dose correction, a long time feature aimend by radiotherapists and medical physicists. We are performing clinical trials with two european hospitals. The technology is expected to be available in the market late 2018.