Photonics Finland has named Dispelix Company of the Year. The announcement was made at the Optics and Photonics Days 2022, which were co-organized by Photonics Finland and Finnish Flagship for Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN).

"Our team has worked in nanophotonics for a long time, so this award from these prestigious organizations means a lot to us. Photonics is one of the major enabling technologies for augmented reality (AR) technology and the smart glasses of the future. We will continue to focus and hire experts in this area,” said Antti Sunnari, CEO and Co-founder, Dispelix. “With a focus on bringing more awareness to the AR technology industry, Photonics Finland has been a great partner for Dispelix as we continue to grow.”

“Dispelix’s product development and a large part of its operations are based in Finland,” said Juha Purmonen, Executive Director, Photonics Finland. “The company has grown rapidly and recruited experts in the photonics field representing 30 different nationalities from across the globe, most of whom now work in Finland.”

“With more than 250 companies in Finland focused on photonics and the best talent in this space, we truly have the world's leading ecosystem for this industry,” said Juuso Olkkonen, CSO and Co-founder of Dispelix. “Being named the Company of the Year is a great accomplishment for Dispelix and our entire team. This is especially important since Finland has a long tradition and world-leading expertise, especially in near-eye display optics for augmented and mixed reality.”

About Photonics Finland

An industry-led innovation ecosystem that brings together Finnish photonics education, research, product development, industry, end users and services. Photonics Finland represents companies and operators in the Finnish photonics industry, promoting the industry's development and visibility both nationally and internationally.

About the Flagship for Photonics Research and Innovation

PREIN is a center of expertise in light-based technologies that connects different disciplines, companies, and social actors. The flagship of photonics is coordinated by the University of Tampere and other partners are Aalto University, the University of Eastern Finland, and the Technical Research Center VTT. Photonics' flagship PREIN brings together the resources and infrastructures of partners, covering the entire value chain from basic research to applied research, product development and commercialization.

About Dispelix

Dispelix develops and delivers see-through waveguide combiners that are used as transparent displays in extended reality (XR) devices. Our elegant, high-performance XR waveguides seamlessly combine the virtual and the real. We are a trusted and visionary partner for the industry leaders in XR, enabling them to redefine the form, function, and feel of XR wearables. Dispelix is headquartered Finland, with subsidiaries in the United States and China.

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