About Us


Innofocus Photonics Technology is a high-tech product innovation and manufacturing company headquartered in Melbourne. The company focuses on frontier technology research and innovative solution development to provide high-tech equipment, products, and services to both academia and industries.

Innofocus has been dedicated to the development of intelligent laser nanofabrication equipment and holographic imaging equipment, enabling manufacturing of advanced photonic devices and the development of new nanostructured materials, all of which aim to drive progress into the era of photonic nanomanufacturing. We are also deeply committed to developing disruptive industrial solutions that are of high resolution, high precision, high yield and high performance, catering to industrial requirements across various disciplines.

Our state-of-the-art products include nanoLAB 3DRI, the world-first 3D in-situ refractive index characterisation and nanofabrication equipment, nanoLAB r-FBG the world-first kilometer-level ultrafast FBG devices roll-to-roll manufacturing machine, and the complete Ultrafast FBG (UFBG) device product family, all proudly certified by Australian Made.


Our Awards

Top 20 Most Promising Australian Tech Companies 2023 by CIOReview

Innofocus was awarded as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Australian Tech Companies by the leading technology magazine CIOReview. The award celebrates the Australian companies who are pushing forward the technology landscape in their field.

Innofocus offers the one-of-a-kind intelligent 3D laser nano-fabrication equipment, powering the paradigm shift towards photonic-based nanomanufacturing. The award recognises our advanced nanomanufacturing capabilities featuring high resolution, high precision and automation.

”Full View Photonics Chip Metrology Specialist“ by Australian Made Award 2023

Innofocus has been awarded as the “Full View Photonics Chip Metrology Specialist 2023” in the Australian Made Award 2023 by APAC Insider magazine. In its second year, the award continues on its mission to recognise in its breakthrough in intelligent nanofabrication and quantitative metrology equipment.

Innofocus has pioneered the 3D refractive index characterisation and imaging technology with the introduction of its HoloView 3DRI metrology equipment. HoloView 3DRI is capable of quantitatively measuring refractive index distribution, positioning Innofocus a key player in the design, manufacturing and characterisation of integrated photonic devices.

Innofocus has been a consecutive winner of the Australian Made Award in 2022 and 2023.

Australian Innovation Competition 2023 Winner

Innofocus was awarded as one of the five winners of the Australian Innovation Competition 2023, which was run to uncover great local innovations hidden in plain sight.

Innofocus was recognised for its innovation in addressing the Net Zero concerns with our high-performance electricity-free cooling film. Enabled by our intelligent nanomanufacturing equipment, the cooling film developed by Innofocus serves as a promising solution to significantly reduce carbon footprints in industries including food & agriculture, energy storage, transportation etc.

Engineers Australia 2022 Victoria Excellence Projects Awards

Engineers Australia is a professional body and organization dedicated to advancing the engineering profession in Australia, and the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards highlights Australia’s top endeavours in engineering and the teams behind them.

Innofocus is proud to be a finalist for the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards with its highly encrypted and colourful nano digital ID innovation. Our project addressed immediate global concerns for data privacy and governance by designing anti-counterfeiting nanostructural ID tags, which are directly engraved, and developing unique “Dual-Mechanism Security”. The innovation expands possibility of digital transformation in an all-connected world, with capabilities that go beyond authentication and visual presentation.

“Best Intelligent Laser Manufacturing Specialist” by Australian Made Award 2022

Innofocus is honoured to be awarded as the “Best Intelligent Laser Manufacturing Specialist 2022” in the Australian Made Awards 2022 by APAC Insider magazine. Innofocus was recognised for developing the world-first intelligent 3D laser nanofabrication system named NanoPrint3D, featuring large-area 3D processing of materials at high speed and high accuracy. It is capable of fabricating arbitrarily designed 3D/2D nanostructures with high resolution of less than 100 nm. 

The Innofocus laser nanofabrication system integrates frontier technologies to achieve high degree of automation, with complete intellectual property rights and independent manufacturing capabilities in the fields of optics, electromechanics, algorithms, and automated software systems.

Australian Technologies Competition 2022

The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is a national growth and awards program designed to showcase and promote innovative Australian technologies with global growth potential. 

After rounds of competition, Innofocus was honoured to be the runner-up in Australian Technologies Competition 2022, for its unique high-end laser nanofabrication equipment and innovation in the field of advanced manufacturing. 

Top 10 Photonics Solution Providers APAC 2021 and “Company of the Year” by Semiconductor Review

Innofocus has been awarded “Top 10 Photonics Solution Providers APAC 2021” and “Company of the Year” by Semiconductor Review. The award recognises the excellence of the 3D intelligent laser nanofabrication system developed by Innofocus.

The Innofocus world-unique top-notch laser nanofabrication system makes it the number one technology supplier in the academic field in the past few years. Leveraged by their leading manufacturing capabilities, Innofocus is perfectly positioned at the forefront of providing photonics solutions, serving the customers’ needs from both academia and industry.

A Tech23 DeepTech Gamechanging Company of Australia 2021

Tech23 celebrated and amplified the impact of Australia’s young deeptech companies that have the potential to create new industries, smarter solutions, and a better world.

Innofocus is proud to be recognised as “A Tech23 DeepTech Gamechanging Company of Australia 2021” sponsored by DISER AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme, NSW Government, for driving translation from technologies into products through innovations of manufacturing capabilities and new materials characteristics, enabling people to experience real change in their lives, smarter, greener and happier.


Our Advisors

Jeff Williams

Simon Johnston

Sergio Dutra

Charlie Dai

Jeff Williams

Senior Science Advisor

Dr. Jeff Williams came off a long and productive primary career in academic microbiology and infectious diseases (27 years as Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University) to cofound a technology start-up, HaloSource Inc, Seattle, WA in 1998. Retiring, again, in 2013, he now provides technology advice to several technology innovation companies, and serves as Chief Science Officer at Briotech Inc, Woodinville, WA.

Jeff has been a key driver behind discoveries and developments that make up intellectual property portfolios. He is author of over 200 scientific papers and textbook chapters, and 10 patents, most recently in the areas of functional polymers and infection and odor control. He served as a member of the Board of Counselors to the US-NIH, and has been a frequent consultant to the World Health Organization. Jeff was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1996. He holds degrees from the Universities of Bristol, UK (1964), and Pennsylvania (1968), where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Simon Johnston

Business Innovation Consultant

Simon Johnston is an honors graduate of the University of Washington. He had great experience in the areas of selling business equipment, dental materials and medical diagnostics. Throughout his career path, Mr Johnston has been always playing an active and passionate role in establishing and operating technology product enterprises, and he is also a visionary entrepreneur in the recent years supporting incubation and development of high-tech start-ups.

In 1979, Mr Johnston started his first business Scientific Resource Associates, a biomedical products distribution business. In 1990, he patented a dental device and started a company Clearline Inc. to manufacture and sell products in the area of antimicrobial textiles. He has rich experience in collaborating with universities, including the University of California, University of Texas and the University of South Dakota etc., on licencing technology IP and transforming them into commercial products.

Mr Johnston has founded a company in the U.S. 5 years ago involving chemical technologies in area of antimicrobials and odor control, and this company’s products branded as NonScents are very popular and well sold in both online and offline market channels. Mr Johnston is also an active inventor contributed to several patents granted by the USPTO. Recently he has started new company Medetech Corporation that has licensed the medical and healthcare applications of some really disruptive patented technologies, aiming at producing high-performance, ultra-long-acting, full-scenario sterilization and disinfection products and solutions.

Sergio Dutra

Enterprise Security Advisor

Sergio Dutra is an enterprise security architect at NBN. He has experience with all aspects of software development, including design, architecture, coding, and quality management; and has worked on typically large software products with a focus on security. Sergio has always had a passion for building secure, usable, and high-quality software. He has a track record of making software security understandable and achievable for product teams, solving problems analytically, and keeping a sharp focus on customers and business objectives.

Sergio started his software career in earnest in 1996 at Microsoft, where he worked on cryptography, public key infrastructure, biometrics, smart cards, and other Windows operating system components. Sergio took several leadership roles at Microsoft, including a role as a test manager; mentoring security champions and coordinating security efforts across a development team of three hundred developers; and working with over nine teams across three business units to create a threat model for a complex product involving many components.

Sergio started focusing exclusively in security at Xero accounting software in 2016, where he worked closely with large parts of the business to design secure products and educate all staff on software security. Before starting his current role at NBN, Sergio contracted as a security architect at a utilities company supporting the secure development of a large project.

Sergio studied electronic engineering at University of Massachusetts and received a certificate on security risk analysis from Penn State University. He has held a CSSLP from ISC2.

Charlie Dai

Digital Transformation Advisor

Charlie Dai is the principal analyst in Forrester. He serves enterprise architecture professionals and offers strategic advice and guidance to Forrester clients in broad areas, including cloud (cloud-native & hybrid cloud management), big data and AI (machine learning & computer vision), IoT (IoT device OS & IoT software platforms), blockchain, quantum computing, digital process automation, DevOps, and open source software. He has rich experience in technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and software delivery management. Charlie is leading the global research on technology architecture in several emerging technology areas. He also focus on vendor landscape and best practices in China, Asia Pacific and worldwide. Charlie is a key contributor to the consulting team that helps Forrester’s clients address their business requirements and accelerate digital transformation. Charlie has extensive experience in program management, rich industry expertise, as well as a passion for helping customers achieve success.
Charlie has about 20 years of experience in the software industry, with PMP and ITIL certification. Before Forrester, Charlie was the senior manager, professional services, for Cordys (acquired by OpenText), a global vendor of BPMS and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions for the telecom, banking, manufacturing, retail, and utility industries. Prior to Cordys, Charlie was the project and technical manager for Datang Telecom, providing software solutions for Chinese telco clients and enterprise customers in Asia Pacific and the US.
Charlie holds a B.S. in automation and M.S. in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from Tsinghua University of China.