The Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis is awarded every other year. The last call commenced with the LASER World of Photonics in Munich and ended on March 10, 2020 (extended deadline).
Who? Individuals as well as project groups from all over the world are entitled to apply.
How? Candidates can either be nominated or apply directly.
What? The prize is awarded for excellent research and development work on the application or generation of laser light.
Each work submitted for the Innovationspreis will be evaluated in terms of progress of scientific findings in relation to the state of the art, the scientific quality, and technical creativity as well as the individual’s achievements. Practical utility and benefits are very important issues.
The core of the innovation of applications should directly be related to the effects or influence of laser light.
Innovation shall be understood as the overall process including all steps from recognizing a demand, creating an idea, finding the necessary basics, the product development, and manufacturing of a marketable product. The term is not limited to technical products but can likewise be used for any process or method.
By submitting documents to the competition, the participants agree to the following conditions:
The application contains:
Structure of written documentation:
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All required documents must be written in English.
Submission of the application means automatic recognition to having the collected data specifically saved in the context of the innovation prize and to forwarding personal data and information contained in the documentation for the following purposes:
Confidential information that should be excluded from the above uses will be handled strictly confidential when clearly marked so.
The deadline for all applications and nominations is March 10, 2020 (extended deadline).
Please apply via email:
or via mail:
Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH
71254 Ditzingen Deutschland
There is no application process for the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis. Candidates can be nominated by former members of the jury, previous prize winners, scientific societies and groups, as well as professional associations from around the world that focus on lasers or photonics.
Please send nominations for 2018 to sven.ederer(at)leibinger-stiftung.de by March 10, 2020 (extended deadline).