Our team of expert volunteer judges have selected the following pitches to advance in the SPIE Startup Challenge competition:
See the top 8 from this group pitch their business at the Startup Challenge on Wednesday, 11 February at Photonics West!
3D Ring by 3DeWitt
3D Ring is a smart, wearable three-dimensional computer mouse and also the future of user authentication. Inexpensive. Accurate. Patent-protected. Profitable.
Autostereoscopic 3D laser display
TriLite is revolutionizing outdoor Digital Signage by introducing full daylight capable, autostereoscopic (“no-glasses”) 3D displays.
Ferdinand Saint Julien-Wallsee
TriLite Technologies GmbH
A software tool for use with a bedside scanning device for rapid diagnosis of normal, pre-cancerous and cancerous biopsies.
SafeSnips is a novel tissue-detecting technology that gives surgeons critical information to make more confident decisions in the operating room.
The BIG idea: CBBP will utilize disruptive photonics technology from Caltech to revolutionize the diagnosis of kidney disease and GU cancers. The estimated global opportunity for this kind of a product is ~$7B.
If machine vision was infallible, we'd see autonomous robots everywhere around us. Fastree3D is the next step towards safe vision for machines.
Hemolix is the first technology that can detect deadly pregnancy complications while mother and baby still can be saved.
Univ. of South Florida
Know-how from Space Exploration: LMS(TM) - a high performance Laser Mass Spectrometer reduced to the size of a shoe box. For sensitive 3D chemical analysis of any solid material.
Laser Ablation Tomography (LAT™)
LAT rapidly acquires structural and compositional data in three dimensions using laser ablation micro-sectioning and hyperspectral imaging.
Lasers for Innovative Solutions LLC
Membrane-free Optical Microphone
Moving sounds without moving parts
XARION Laser Acoustics
Optic2Connect Photonics Solution
Optic2Connect(O2C) develops software solution for the growing silicon photonics industry based on proprietary validated technology, specifically at silicon modulator development. The solution provides accurate analysis of the silicon modulator in both ele
Optic2Connect Pte Ltd
Next generation functional OCT method that will radically expand current clinical OCT diagnostic capabilities. We plan to make fOCT the next fMRI.
We developed revolutional compact & low cost photonic sensor being already preliminary in-vivo validated, for non-invasive, non-contact & continues glucose monitoring
Bar Ilan University
OptogeniX, a tapered optical fibers approach as next standard for in vivo optogenetic stimulation
Photoacoustic remote sensing (PARS)
A novel non-contact photoacoustic-optical microscopy system for pre-clinical and clinical biomedical imaging applications.
Parsin Haji Reza
University of Alberta
Picoyune’s patented plasmonic film can replace a lab’s bench worth of equipment with a robust, portable detector that anyone can operate.
See-Through Devices for Smartphones
The Future is Transparent! We’re opening the Pandora’s box for see-through devices in smartphone screens. Our aim is to bring on the market a first device within one year: an authentication system.
Ecole Polytechnique Montreal
Suturing With Light (SWeetLight)
We want to develop a robotic consolle for laser welding of the corneal tissue in penetrating keratoplasty, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, endothelial transplant, in pediatric cataract surgery and in corneal incisions. This minimally invasive procedure pe
Institute of Applied Physics, Italian National Research Council