Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
The Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Global Advantage is a network of cities and regions committed to working collaboratively to enhance mutual technology-based economic development.
To meet the needs of a rapidly growing region, TREO serves as the lead economic development agency for the greater Tucson area and its surrounding community partners.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
Aerospace, Manufacturing & IT Cluster
Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster
Bioindustry Association of Southern Arizona
Environmental Technologies Industry Cluster
Southern Arizona Plastics and Advanced Composite Materials Cluster
Southern Arizona Tech Council
International Trade Development Center, Inc. (ITDC) is a 501(c)3, non-profit whose mission is to whose mission is to Identify, Evaluate and Develop commercially viable business opportunities that utilize Southern Arizona’s unique capabilities.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Pima College’s Small Business Development Center provides high-impact consulting and training to companies with one to 200 employees in any type of business.
Southern Arizona Institute of Advanced Technology
Arizona Department of Commerce
Districts 23 through 30 generally cover Southern Arizona
Districts 23 through 30 generally cover Southern Arizona.
University of Arizona Tech Launch Arizona
University of Arizona Office of Economic Development
University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer
Friends of Tucson Optics Scholarships in Optical Sciences
Greater Arizona eLearning Association
High Tech Intern.com
E-Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science
University of Arizona Office of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach
University of Arizona Optics Sciences Center
Societies & Organizations
American National Standards Institute
Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership
International Commission for Optics
International Standards Organization
Optical Standards Development
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Optoelectonics Industry Development Association
Optical Society of America
The International Society for Optical Engineering
Other Optics & Photonic Clusters
Texas Nanotechnology Initiative
Other Useful Links
The Colorado Advanced Photonics Technology (CAPT) Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the photonics industry. The CAPT Center offers services in metrology and surface characterization, photolithography, environmental testing, prototype packaging, and general optics testing.
An educational, research and industrial resource center, the U of A Microelectronics Lab includes Class 100 Clean Room Space, Class 10 Room Space, The Water Room, Metallization, and Assembly tools. The lab consists of approx. 15, 000 sf with the following major process areas and outside services available: Photolithography, Etch, Wet Sink, Chemical, Mechanical Planarization (CMP), Thermal Oxidation and Anneal, Metrology, and Coming Soon! LPCVD.
Opto-Mechanical Interest Group
Photonic Resources for Scientists and Engineers
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