Problem Pitch winner Scope Photonics competes for the James Dyson Award

Thursday, October 22, 2020

scope camera lens simulation graphic

Scope Photonics has been recognized as one of the top 20 James Dyson Award entries in the world, competing for the top prize selected by James Dyson himself.

Scope Photonics is developing a solution to a significant problem for smartphone cameras - they can't zoom without picture quality loss. Scope's liquid crystal lenses are electrically tunable, meaning a stack of them can zoom without image degradation or physical movement. The technology is also smaller, cheaper, and more versatile than other camera modules today. Scope even sees their technology going beyond smartphones to improve compact cameras across industries, from manufacturing vision to autonomous vehicle sensors to medical imaging.

Scope Photonics, founded by UWaterloo Nanotechnology alumni, has already won an impressive array of awards and funding including, Quantum Valley Investments® Problem PitchPalihapitiya Venture Creation FundNorman Esch $10KConcept by Velocity $5K, two-time Engineer of the Future Awards, ANSYS Design Award, 1st Place - Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Symposium at UWaterloo, and $60,000 in seed capital from the AC Jumpstart program (funded by FedDev Ontario).

Congratulations to Scope Photonics on being selected as one of the top 20 James Dyson Award entries!

Scope Photonics

scope photonics team members(From left to right) Alisha Bhanji, Ishan Mishra, Holden Beggs, Fernando Peña Cantú and Zhenle Cao
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