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Social Responsibility: Inspiring Others

Olympus is focused on improving people’s lives every day. Since 1919, Olympus has developed innovative technology solutions that contribute positively to society. Today, Olympus continues to champion innovation and is committed to inspiring others to identify ground-breaking ways to better society and build a sustainable planet.

Education and Professional Training

The Olympus Innovation Awards Program recognizes individuals who have fostered and demonstrated innovative thinking in higher education. The national program has been conducted by Olympus in partnership with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), a national network of more than 200 colleges and universities fostering invention, innovation and entrepreneurship in U.S. higher education.

With an extensive selection of educational programs for endoscopy, Olympus University is a convenient way for nurses, technicians, biomedical engineers, administrators and materials managers to further their knowledge of GI and surgical instrument procedures. We offer nursing contact hour accredited live courses across the U.S., sponsored webinars, and certificate courses for reprocessing and endoscope training. Recognizing that both nurses and technicians have educational needs, Olympus University is continually updating the course materials and the curriculum for our customers.


The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® recognizes outstanding images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand of equipment. Each person entering can submit up to five movies, images or image sequences (such as time lapse series). Entries must include information on the importance or “story” behind the images. Winners are notified in late October and are announced publicly in November. Selected winning images also become part of a traveling exhibit tour of museums and academic institutions.

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