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Into the second round of the Innovation Award

The Innovation Award in cooperation with the British trade publisher Europa Science is starting its second round! All exhibitors at LASER World of PHOTONICS are invited to submit their innovation(s) by February 28, 2022. We look forward to your participation and keep our fingers crossed!

The following categories are available for choosing:

  • Lasers and Optoelectronics / Illumination and energy
  • Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics
  • Sensors, test and measurement and optical measurement systems/ Imaging
  • Laser systems for industrial production engineering
  • Optical information and communication/ Security
  • Biophotonics and medical engineering
  • Quantum Technology

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Starting in March 2022, the jury will review the submissions and select the three best innovations per category. Following this, the winners per category as well as this year's Innovation Award winner will be determined from this "Innovations" hit list in a voting process.

The winners will be informed in advance of the trade show; the award ceremony will take place ceremoniously on site at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022.

The Innovation Award comes with prize money of 5,000 euros. This award is sponsored by Europa Science with the trade publications Electro Optics, Laser Systems/Europe, Fibre Systems, and Imaging and Machine Vision Europe, as well as LASER World of PHOTONICS.

The jury of the Innovation Award 2022

Name Company
Adam T. Clare Association of Laser Users (AILU)
Tom Hausken Optica – formerly OSA
Gabriele Jansen Vision Ventures, Germany
Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders TOPTICA Photonics AG
Prof. Peter Loosen Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
Prof. Jürgen Popp Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien Jena
Dr. Peter Soldan VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
Prof. Ronad Sroka LIFE-Center, Hospital of University Munich
Dr. Wenko Süptitz SPECTARIS
Prof. Andreas Tünnermann Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF
Prof. Paul Urbach TU Delft

Start-Up Award

The Start-Up Award will be on hold in 2022 and will take place again at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2023.

Review 2019: The Award Winners

  • Winner Innovation Award 2019:
    Nanoscribe GmbH
  • Biophotonics and Medical Engineering:
    Cycle GmbH
  • Imaging / Sensors, Test and Measurement, Optical Measurement Systems:
    SWIR Vision Systems Inc.
  • Lasers and Laser Systems for Production Engineering:
    TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Lasers and Optoelectronics / Illumination and Energy:
    Civan Advanced Technologies
  • Optics / Manufacturing Technology for Optics:
    Nanoscribe GmbH

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