Photonics21 Student Innovation Award 2015


For the sixth time the ETP Photonics21 announces the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award. The prize will be handed over in the frame of the Photonics21 Annual Meeting on the 29th of May 2015.


The Research, Education and Training work group of the Photonics21 Technology Platform has 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 trophy as well as a cash prize of € 5,000.

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 pages of A4, 12 point text), making clear the nature of innovation potential impact to industry

The application deadline for participating in the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award 2015 is the 30th of January 2015.

Applications should be sent via e-mail to

You can download the prize rules.

The Photonics21 Student Innovation Award 2015 is kindly sponsored by:


Hamamatsu Photonics Website

JENOPTIK website

LioniX website

SPIE website

Zeiss website


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