Montana Photonics Industry Alliance



Since 2013, Prospera has supported the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance (MPIA), a volunteer-run group comprised of roughly 30 optics and photonics companies. Prospera serves as the fiscal agent for MPIA. MPIA money received is held in a restricted account and used only for MPIA purposes.

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

Support Initiatives

Support initiatives designed to start, grow and attract new optics and photonics companies to Montana.

Promote Optics

Promote optics and photonics job opportunities in Montana to attract top quality professionals to the state.

Exchange information

Exchange information about common issues and opportunities.

Research & Development

Pool resources to support joint training, research and development and business development projects that advance the competitiveness of Montana optics and photonics companies.


Educate the public and students about optics and photonics career opportunities.


Serve as a resource to educational institutions and state agencies to advance the Montana optics industry.

Montana Photonics Industry Alliance