Your next big-screen TV may be built with Orlando tech

Sometimes, big things come in small packages — even nano-sized.

Orlando-based NanoPhotonica is creating the base materials used in the next generation of
Christopher Morton holds QLED (quantum light emitting diodes) that are the result of the nanotechnology developed by NanoPhotonica.

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Orlando tech firm touts next-gen lighting for smartphones, tablets

By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel

When Chris Morton looks at the screen of an iPhone or Android, he sees the past. But in his company’s laboratory, he sees the future.

The longtime Orlando high-tech executive and his cadre of scientists at the University of Florida say they have created the next big thing for smartphone display screens: a brighter, greener, less-expensive screen-lighting system they hope will shake up the consumer-electronics marketplace.

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Nanophonica Wins Cade Prize (Press Coverage)

March 13, 2013 – Medical fields dominate Cade Museum Prize finalists

April 9, 2013 – Final Four inventions selected for Cade Museum Prize

April 9, 2013 – UF Presence Great in Cade Museum Prize Finals

April 9, 2013 – Two Local Companies Advance to Cade Museum “Final Four”

April 12, 2013 – Cade Museum invention contest heats up

April 18th, 2013 – Gator Engineers Take Two Places In Contest’s Final Four

May 9, 2013 – Firm with UF Ties Wins Cade Prize

May 10, 2013 – Gator Engineering Teams Win Big at Cade Museum Prize Night

May 10, 2013 – Nanophotonica Wins $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

May 10, 2013 – A look at the four Cade Prize finalists

May 13th, 2013 – Dr. Holloway’s Startup won the Cade Prize

June 4, 2013 – 4th Annual Cade Museum Prize Night



14 semi-finalists to compete for Florida IDEA grants

Florida IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in Central Florida, has selected 14 semi-finalists — including nine from Central Florida — to compete in its inaugural grants cycle.

The semi-finalists were chosen from 48 applications received from Central Florida-based entrepreneurs and companies focused on information technology, medical devices or material sciences.

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