ColdQuanta Wins Photonics Innovator of the Year

October 23, 2019

Boulder, Colorado, October 22, 2019: The Colorado Photonics Industry Association (CPIA) named ColdQuanta as the 2019 Colorado Innovator of the Year. The award was presented to ColdQuanta on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the CPIA Annual Meeting held at the University of Colorado at Boulder University Memorial Center.

CPIA presents the Photonics Innovator of the Year award to the business or institution that has done, and continues to do, pioneering work in the area of optics and photonics. ColdQuanta leads the market in commercializing quantum atomics, a technology that uses ultra-cold atoms cooled to a temperature of nearly absolute zero using lasers to manipulate and control the atoms with extreme precision. ColdQuanta uses this core technology to manufacture components, instruments, and turnkey systems to address applications ranging from timekeeping and navigation to sensing to quantum computing. ColdQuanta has customers ranging from universities and national labs to major commercial and defense companies.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Dana Anderson, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ColdQuanta. “Our success developing new technology is enabled by the strong team we have built and continue to grow from the outstanding photonics and quantum workforce in the Boulder area.”

Also being recognized at this year’s CPIA annual event as Photonics Company of the Year is MBio Diagnostics, a Boulder-based company that brings remarkable simplicity and speed to a broad range of medical testing. Adams County Economic Developmentwill also be recognized as a CPIA Sustaining Partner.