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One Month Left to Apply! Support for Innovative Research in Optoelectronics through Stanley Electric’s “Open Innovation Program for Technology of Optoelectronics” (S-OPTO)

By Business Wire News   


Stanley Electric (TOKYO:6923) has started the S-OPTO open innovation program in an effort to foster innovations in the area of optoelectronics. Stanley Electric is dedicated to contributing to society by leveraging the various properties of light.
S-OPTO is a means for us to collaborate with researchers worldwide who have innovative ideas about using optoelectronic technologies to create new products and businesses.
We will provide various support for R&D.

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1. Support for R&D (R&D period of up to 3 years)

  • The total funding for all selection teams can go up to $8.5M.
  • Provision of laboratory space for the R&D if needed.
  • Dispatch of researchers from Stanley Electric to help if needed.

2. Other support

  • Patent assistance (advise & fees).
  • Advice on business strategy.

We are seeking partners who want to achieve bold innovations by collaborating with us in the S-OPTO.
The deadline for application to the S-OPTO is June 15, 2015.

To learn more about the S-OPTO, please see the S-OPTO website at
Stanley Electric Official Website:

Hiroshi Sato
S-OPTO team


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