The International Year of Light will reach an audience of tens of millions of scientists, industry leaders and members of the public worldwide. The International Year of Light consortium already consists of over 100 major international learned societies, volunteer organisations and other international bodies from over 85 countries around the world.

Sponsorship is an exclusive opportunity to showcase your sustainability vision, strategies and practices before this world-class audience, and demonstrating your support for the aims of the United Nations and UNESCO. As a Sponsor of the International Year of Light, you will have a unique platform to create partnerships with key stakeholders and end-users in the field of optical and photonics technology, culture, development and education. Sponsors may be for example industry partners, universities, research bodies or museums seeking to create new or expand existing global partnerships, or emerging field leaders wishing to demonstrate support for the goals of the International Year of Light.

Founding Partners


Gold+ Associates

Gold Associates

Silver Associates

Bronze Associates

Collaborating Partners