Photons Canada is a business-led photonics organization

The mission of Photons Canada, the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium, is to assist Canadian companies to optimize their operations by facilitating and accelerating the application of photonic technologies that improve quality, productivity and profitability.

Our values

Being attentive

We care and listen to our members, we focus on their needs to support them in their business success and growth.


Our team has at heart the progression and valorization of our members and collaborators


Transparency and honesty are a part of uur organization We value ethics and fairness among our members in decision-making and in our actions.


On April 1st 2012, CIPI (Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations) and CPC (Canadian photonic Consortium) has merged to create the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium also known as Photons Canada.

CPIC is a Business-led photonics organization with the objective of accelerating the growth of the Canadian industry through photonics.

Thanks to Cluster Building funding from NGen, Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Global Innovation Cluster, Photons Canada has developed a membership-based virtual technology cluster focusing on leveraging Canada’s photonics expertise to support the growth of industry and the creation of new industrial applications¸

Photons Canada/CPIC’s unique attributes are available to the entire industrial base, in providing expert and objective advice on how to best apply photonics to business and technology challenges, on who to work with in this exciting and valuable technology space, and on how to best leverage public support at the Federal, Provincial and local levels in such ventures.

With such photonic network of industries, R&D organizations and researchers, CPIC provides knowhow and rapid access to state-of-the-art global photonic technologies. As an efficient knowledge exchange organization, Photons Canada is the best vehicle for Canadian industry to manage information on the possibilities of photonic applications and to match industry needs with opportunities.

Growing Photonics

Photonics in Canada is more than 400 growing photonic industries with more than 25 000 employees, photonic researchers distributed in 36 Canadian colleges and universities, and R&D Centres specialized in photonics, with applications in many sectors such as:

  1. Aerospace
  2. Automotive
  3. Communications and Microelectronics
  4. Defence and Security
  5. Energy
  6. Environment
  7. Health and Medical
  8. Natural resources
  9. Pharmaceutical

Become a member

Join the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium to benefit many advantages by becoming a member today!