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."
To read the June 10, 2015 NPI newsletter please visit here. On June 18, 2015, NSF highlighted their work in support of laser research. To learn more about NSF's $300 million investment each year in optics and photonics please vist the NSF site.