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Light Our Future National Photonics Initiative Now is the time for the United States to make photonics a national priority.

Now is the time for the United States to make photonics a national priority.

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.
 

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National Photonics Initiative Praises NQI Act, Urges Key Improvements 18/07/2018

(Washington, D.C.) - The National Photonics Initiative (NPI)--a broad-based collaborative alliance among industry, academia, and government to raise awareness of optics, photonics and quantum science and technology--and a group of industry and university stakeholders today wrote to Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in praise of The National Quantum Initiative Act. The NQI Act would create a comprehensive and coordinated national policy to encourage quantum research and technology and establish a workforce capable of transforming that work into real world applications. It does not, however, include authorization for research activities at the Department of Energy (DOE), an issue the NPI and stakeholders encouraged lawmakers to address.

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