Rate & Participation Limit

Thanks to the support of our generous Optica Foundation donors, we are able offer a deeply discounted registration fee of US $500. Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants.

Covered by Registration
  • Flight and accommodation for 6 nights in Washington, DC, USA. Visit the travel page for more details. 
  • 5 days of experiential learning
  • Lots of engagement and networking
  • VIP/CEO discussion session
  • VC happy hours
  • Regular engagement with mentors
  • Design session with graphic designer
  • Pre School: 3 Webinars on Innovation and 1 Office Visit with Eric Koester
  • Post school: Team debriefing  with Eric Koester and bi-weekly mentoring schedule with Eric and/or mentors
Code of Conduct

It is important to the success of this meeting that every attendee be treated with consideration and respect. Please review the Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policy.


The knowledge that I gathered during the activities at the Optica Foundation Innovation School has been invaluable for my current projects since it can be applied to generate new ideas to solve different challenges when pushing the state of the art boundaries.

-David Vega, Senior Application Development Engineer, Zemax (2019 Innovation School Attendee)