Innovating the Future


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."

On April 17, the White House Fast Track Committee on Optics and Photonics released the report, Building a Brighter Future with Optics and Photonics.  Members of the committee include representatives from key S&T agencies including DOD, DOE, NIST, NASA, NSF and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.


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