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About CPC

The Carolinas Photonics Consortium is a collaboration of 5 universities – UNCC, NCSU, WCU, Duke and Clemson.

Carolinas Photonics Consortium Mission
The mission of the Carolinas Photonics Consortium is to provide resources and to proactively interface between key stakeholders in the region (universities, companies, economic development, government agencies, investment groups) to commercialize CPC university photonic technologies.

  • CPC has technological synergy and geographic proximity.
  • Over $300M has been invested in the CPC campuses over the last 5 years making CPC the largest concentration of photonics resources in the country.
  • The photonics market is $250B and is growing 12% annually. Photonics is a key technology for most key markets in the region. (Photonics is light based technology.)
  • CPC has invested in 5 seed projects representing broad market applications (for information see CPC Projects)