Our team based in Rochester and Syracuse, New York are world-class industry veterans in building complex imaging systems, and hail from past careers at IMAX, Kodak, and Bausch & Lomb. The innate curiosity in our team drives us to advance the boundaries of imaging technology. We are dedicated to usher in a new age of immersive imaging technologies.
Here are some updates that we want to share.
Here is what we have been up to lately:
Participation in The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)
Circle Optics, Inc. participated in the third iteration of the NSIN Propel New York program. Over the past 12-weeks, we along with 9 companies learned about real-world challenges facing Department of Defense (DoD) end-users, built a foundation for doing business with the government, and designed pilots around the national security applications of their technology. The ventures companies worked alongside experts from industry, NSIN, and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate, the premier research organization for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) and cyber technologies for the U.S. Air Force. Past participants have collectively raised more than $168 million in trusted private capital and earned more than $50 million in DoD and government non-dilutive funding. Zak Niazi has made some great connections and we are looking forward to having our success included.
Expert Insight from Google Street View Founder Luc Vincent
Technology and innovation are constantly evolving, thanks to the contributions of pioneers like Luc Vincent – a visionary who has overseen some of the most advanced computer vision and geospatial projects on the planet. Luc started his career working for Rochester based Xerox, leading out an R&D team for their Palo Alto Research Center. From there he moved onto Google, where he used his 20% time (time employees get to work on innovations outside their direct job) on building a project that would come to be known as Google Street View. Luc bootstrapped that program, transforming the way in which we navigate and explore our world. Luc would later go on to make sizable advancements at Lyft where he led their self-driving car efforts, and Meta, where he would work on advanced AR goggles. In this post, we delve into the profound insights Luc gathered along his journey, in building remarkable technologies that we use every day.
360-degree imaging is part of everyday life. Circle Optics technology is being designed to accelerate the delivery of life saving resources, ensure aerospace safety, enhance surveillance capabilities for protection, and increase immersive experience participation. Our podcast 360° Pulse is dedicated to featuring immersive technology and innovators working on these capabilities. In our most recent program Mattia Crespi shares his perspective on actions we can take to build stronger scenarios. For over twenty years, Crespi has been a dynamic force in innovation and digital technologies, making significant strides both within Silicon Valley and on the international stage. His entrepreneurial spirit is evident in his co-founding of prominent tech startups, like Qbit Technologies, each marking advancements in VR/AR and blockchain. At the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Crespi’s role as a Research Affiliate since 2010 has been instrumental, where he significantly contributes to the pioneering research and initiatives mapping the future of immersive and internet technologies.
Thank you for being part of our community!