Promotion of Applied Laser Technology
The invention of the laser in the middle of the 20th century was a quantum leap: light could now be tailored to specific needs, working very precisely and without physical contact.
The advancement and acknowledgement of outstanding development and scientific work on the application or generation of laser light is one of the objectives of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung. The Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis is called for internationally since 2000. It has been complemented in 2006 with the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis for research.
Both prizes are presented every two years at the award ceremony, an established event and meeting place of the large laser community of researchers and users with representatives of industry, politics and society.