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Putting light to work for Canada

By improving your processes and your quality control or for the development of new products,
photonics could increase your productivity and profitability.

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What is CPIC

CPIC, the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium is a business-led photonics exchange organization embracing the whole value chain from researchers to photonic companies and end-users. Its mandate is to network end-users, photonic industries, universities and institutions with the objective of accelerating the growth of the Canadian industry through photonics.


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Pharma industry in Canada and Photonics


According to the Industry Canada the following is the definition of the Pharma industry in Canada: "Companies developing and manufacturing innovative medicines and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter drug products."

The same source is describing the size of the Pharma industry in Canada: "2.0 percent share of the global market, making Canada the 10th largest world market. Since 2012, compound annual growth has remained positive at 4.5 percent (IQVIA Pharmafocus 2022)"

Pharma and Photonics


According to the Global pharmaceutical industry -statistics & facts Published by Matej Mikulic, Nov 5, 2020. "The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for the research, development, production, and distribution of medications. The market has experienced significant growth during the past two decades, and pharma revenues worldwide totaled 1.25 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019." 

Cybersecurity-COVID-19-Photonics year 2020 in retrospect


"According to the 2020 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey, two-thirds of IT workers were required to work from home because of COVID-19. Forced remote work was even more prominent in the public sector, where 78 per cent of IT employees worked at home compared to 60 per cent from private firms."

Quantum based secure communication-Photonics in Cybersecurity


In the article "Quantum internet and the future of cybersecurity" by Chris Stokel-Walker that appeared on November 10, 2020 in Cyber news the author is presenting a definition of the Quantum communication systems.

Photonics in Cybersecurity


The main security trends that were identified in January 2020 by Dorit Dor in an article as part of the World economic forum annual meeting were:




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