The Imaging and Applied Optics Congress 2018 took place in Orlanda, Florida, USA and was hosted by the Optical Society. InfiniQuant was invited to give a talk on the Applied Industrial Optics part of the congress and also give a demonstration of the technology. We decided to build a portable version of our quantum random number generator and showed it after our invited talk. The talk itsself was on “Quantum Communication in Space – Challenges and Opportunities”. Read up on the conference proceedings here to get some more information. We were happy to present our ongoing quantum communication science to such a diverse audience and learned many lessons along the way of what it takes to transform fundamental research into applied science.