“On behalf of the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), I would like to extend congratulations to the Italy Chapter, this year’s winner of the IPS Most Innovative Chapter Award. The Italy Chapter achieved this high honor through your chapter’s success in implementing best practices and innovative tactics used to improve IPS’s impact in the photonics field. IEEE thanks your chapter for the dedication and service you’ve exhibited this year. You have substantially enhanced the IEEE Photonics Society’s mission of representing the laser, optoelectronics and photonics community.”