Become a sponsor

For third parties interested in helping us make IONS South Africa 2 a success, we have different sponsorship packages that are available. Should you be interested, please contact us: wits@osachapter.org

Our sponsors

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation. OSA was founded 100 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA. More about OSA here

Established in November 2003 by a group of African countries with an interest in laser applications, the African Laser Centre is a virtual centre that serves as a central point for coordinating a network of excellence in laser research across the continent. The Centre provides laser researchers and industrialists throughout Africa with research and training facilities. Given the isolation of many researchers in Africa, the Centre maintains a database of laser researchers in the region and facilitate collaboration among them.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2017, SPIE provided $4 million in support of education and outreach programs. More about SPIE here

HENSOLDT Optronics (Pty) Ltd (HOSA), based in South Africa, prides itself on being a leading optronics business with  global reach, delivering innovative sensor products and integrated support solutions to our clients and partners worldwide. Our proud employees are dedicated to the long-term success of optronics design, prototyping and manufacturing of a wide range of sophisticated observation and sighting systems in South Africa. These systems are now used by military forces and security operators worldwide, on platforms ranging from submarines, land vehicles to helicopters, UAVs and fighter aircraft.  Our products therefore cover the land, sea and air domains. More about Hensoldt Optronics here