Advancing the Photonics Frontier

The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance serves as a hub for Montana’s optics, photonics, and quantum companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, and universities to commercialize, grow and sustain globally leading organizations that create high quality jobs and economic opportunity in Montana.


Montana Photonics Industry Alliance Events


Latest Montana Photonics News

Innovation Thrives Here

Ascent Vision is a Bozeman, Montana based technology company specializing in precision technologies for the manned and unmanned aerospace industry. In particular, Ascent manufactures and distributes best-in-class Gimbal systems throughout the Americas and Africa. Ascent also designs and manufactures integration mounts and proprietary software programs for its full line of Gimbals. In addition to aerial applications, Ascent pursues integration of its systems into ground-based vehicles, maritime vessels, and other platforms benefiting from Gyro Stabilized camera systems.

Lifestyle Matters Here

Many of Montana’s optics and photonics technology companies are located in Bozeman, in the heart of southwestern Montana’s Rocky Mountains. Bozeman’s clean air and national forest access offer unrivaled outdoor opportunities for skiing, hiking, climbing, biking, rafting, and camping; an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The community also offers an infrastructure for successful technical businesses, an exceptional educational system, and many cultural and sporting events; all of which contribute to its ideal lifestyle. For more information visit


Sign up for the Newsletter Today!

Be a part of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance Community!


The professional association for Montana's optics and photonics businesses and researchers.

Scroll to Top