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Photonics21 Student Innovation Award

Photonics Research Education and Training of the Photonics21 Technology Platform have established a prize for students in the field of photonics in order to promote research in photonics especially related to R&D with industrial impact.

Any person under 35, and active in the field of optics and photonics, may apply for the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award. The Award consists of a Certificate, a Cash Prize of € 5,000 and a complimentary ticket for the World of Photonics Congress.

Applicants must submit the following documents:
  • The completed application form
  • One letter of support (by a supervisor or mentor)
  • A short (2 page) biography/CV
  • A list of peer reviewed publications
  • A description of the innovative R&D work (not exceeding 4 sides of A4, 12 point text), making clear the
    • Nature of innovation
    • Potential impact to industry

The documents must be received by the Photonics21 Secretariat (secretariat@photonics21.org) by the closing date of 31 March, 2009 @ 23:59 GMT.

The first prize will be awarded at the Laser 2009 and the World of Photonics Congress in Munich at the opening session on the 15th June 2009.

Further funding of future awards is desired. The sponsors will be visible in newsletters (logo), on the website, and at the prize ceremony.

The application form for the award can be downloaded here as well as the rules.

Application form Photonics21 Students Innovation Award
Rules Photonics21 Student Innovation Award