Year Founded
  • 2013
Value Proposition
  • Optical instruments to improve non-invasive imaging in the manufacturing and medical fields
Awards & Mentions
  • First place in 2012 Mark Ain Business Model Competition
  • $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corps National Teams grant in 2012
  • Finalist in the Optics, Photonics, and Imaging category of the 2014 Digital Rochester GREAT Awards
  • $225,000 STTR Phase I Grant from the NSF in 2014
  • $750,000 SBIR Phase II Grant from the NSF in 2015
  • $10,000 SBIR Phase II Grant Supplement in 2015
  • $65,000 in CEIS Matching Funds

Optical Instruments for Non-invasive Imaging

LighTopTech Corp., founded by Cristina Canavesi ’12MS, ’14PhD and ’15S (MBA), won first place in the 2012 Mark Ain Business Model Competition and was a finalist in the Optics, Photonics and Imaging Award category of the 2014 Digital Rochester GREAT (Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology) Awards. The woman-owned company was awarded a $225,000 STTR Phase I Grant from the National Science Foundation in December 2014 and an additional $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant from the NSF in 2015. LighTopTech builds optical instruments to improve non-invasive imaging in the manufacturing and medical fields. Their technology is based on Gabor-doman optical coherence microscopy, or GD-OCM. LighTopTech Corp. left the Student Incubator in 2016 and moved into office space in HTR’s main business incubator. Learn more at http://lightoptech.com/