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  1. LuxNovusLight-based Technology

  2. The Age of the Photon Is Here! • Society’s need for higher technology is constantly increasing: better, more of it and faster. The pace of this demand is accelerating: • Health care ... remote patient diagnostics, advanced surgery, etc. • Defense … sensing, ISR, directed energy, hyper-spectral imaging, etc. • Automotive … driver’s enhancement, displays, smart highways, etc. • Agriculture … remote sensing, autonomous navigation, etc. • Advanced Manufacturing … ultra-precise tolerances, materials processing, etc. • Communications … terabits per second required; transistor “doubling” according to Moore’s Law no longer possible; • Due to this dynamic, technology-based solution delivery is moving away from electrons and toward light (photons)

  3. Opportunity Hardware – Google Glass(Click to run Video) Software – Life Science(Click to run Video) Billions of dollars, at an increasing rate, are spent each year in light-based research and development. National-level expertise is scattered and in strong demand. Significant instances of light-based technologies commercialization into consumer markets are beginning to emerge

  4. Target Markets

  5. Targeted Technologies Ultrashort Pulse LaserMicromachining Free Space OpticalCommunications (“Li-Fi”) Solid-State Device Innovation Plasma Lighting

  6. Opportunity Seized • LuxNovus focuses on emerging opportunities relative to light-based technologies and businesses: • Creates short-term revenue by: • Executing R&D projects • Creating and maturing Technologies • Developing Intellectual Property • Creates long-term value by: • Investing in and maturing portfolio companies • Create and grow value in the portfolio

  7. Management Team • Mr. Tim Wagler, CEO • 20+ years in Defense and Government engineering services • CEO and Co-Founder of STIMULUS Engineering ( • Dr. Bill Kiser, CTO • 20+ years in Life Science and Academic Electro-optics • Senior Director of the Penn State Electro-Optics Center ( • Co-Founder of Optosonics ( • Mr. Greg Oates, COO • 30+ years in Defense and Automotive electronics engineering and manufacturing services • Director of Strategic Projects at STIMULUS Engineering ( • Six Sigma Black Belt, IPC Certified Program Manager (CEPM) • Strategic Advisors: • Honorable Tom Ridge (Ridge Global,, 43rd Gov. of Pennsylvania, 1st Sec. of US DHS) • John Quain (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC,, Former Chairman of a PUC) • Mike Murski (CEO, Murski Breeding, , Advanced Outdoors) • Bob Kruger (Optosonics,, Life Sciences) • Dr. Karl Harris (Director, Penn State EOC, • Greg Hays ( Principle of GPH Consulting,, SPAWAR/SC SME)

  8. Business Model

  9. Business Model(Operating Perspective)

  10. Business Model(Holdings Perspective)

  11. Key Process: “Gaps Filter”

  12. Convergence ModelMaturity Approach To Value Creation

  13. Other Differentiators • Management Team: • Experience, market knowledge, access to technical experts, advisors and social networks • Markets: • Extensive partner network and its intelligence, experienced in both DoD and Commercial Markets • Speed-to-Commercialization: • Ability to rapidly fund and mature seed-level ventures to first round of early stage financing • Cost: • Low operational overhead vs non-profit competitors

  14. Near-Term Crane Projects(Operations) • Shipboard panoramic wide field of view EO/IR imaging, persistent autonomous target detection, ID and tracking with human systems integration at tactically significant ranges. • Off-board versus on-board remote weapon optical sight targeting error characterization through analysis, modeling, and measurement.

  15. Near-Term Crane Projects(Operations) • Non-mechanical optical beam steering and multi-target tracking/engagement technologies • Off-board versus on-board remote weapon optical sight targeting error characterization through analysis, modeling, and measurement.

  16. Other Near-Term Projects(Operations) • DOD Rapid Innovation Fund - There will be an upcoming BAA released (target July 2012) for the next round.  (See  Also, here is a link describing the RIF (  Our network landed a $1.5M opportunity last year. • ONR SwampWorks - . Our network landed a $1M+ project last year. • ONR TechSolutions - . Our network is in discussions for a $1M+ project. • SOCOM SORDAC - Very target rich environment. Our network is very confident in landing at least one $1.5M project within one year. • DARPA – We are aware of a specific Infrared Countermeasures-related opportunity that is Crane-related. Our network is investigating this project and a few others in the range of $1M+.

  17. Near-Term Investment Opps(Holding) Commercialize plasma lighting into narrow light beam and extremely energy-efficient configurations for outside application (e.g., architectural lighting, military applications, etc.).   • Company: Aurora • Life Science Product Micromachining Commercialize Crane-related ultrashort pulse laser technology for application into biopolymer stent production. Partnering discussions with a leading life science company relating to technology refinement and manufacturing are underway. • Company: Indiana IC • Quilted Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) • Commercialize existing microchip integration technology. Addresses FPA manufacturing yield, planarity control, and scalability complexity. Disruptively drives down the cost of larger format arrays. Company: Straylight ‘Tight Beam’ Plasma Lighting

  18. Financials • $500,000 in financing is required to achieve plan. This allows for a 15% cash reserve at the low point in cash.

  19. Summary • Light-based technologies, particularly in the software realm, are maturing to extremely disruptive potentials. • New and lucrative markets are arriving each day. • A world-class team has been formed. • LuxNovus is prepared to seize this opportunity. Microsoft’s new revolutionary image processing technology (Click to run Video)

  20. Appendix

  21. Target Market References * ** *** **** *****