Photonics21 student innovation award 2010

Deadline for applications for the Student Innovation Award: 19 February 2010

The Research Infrastructure, 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 and 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 sides of A4, 12 point text), making clear the
    • Nature of innovation
    • Potential impact to industry

The Photonics21 Student Innovation Award 2010 will be awarded at the opening session of the "Photonics Europe" which will take place from the 12th to the 16th of April 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. Deadline for providing applications to the Photonics21 secretariat via e-mail to is the 19 February 2010.

The application form for the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award in the word version can be downloaded here.
The application form in the pdf version can be downloaded here.

The rules for the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award can be found under:
Rules Photonics21 Student Innovation Award


The deadline for application is 19 February 2010.


Petra Bindig