Innovation Award 2022: The top three per category have been determined!

Exhibitors at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022 and the new World of QUANTUM actively took advantage of the opportunity to submit their innovations for the Innovation Award: More than 50 product innovations in six categories were submitted and reviewed by the top-class jury.

The three best submissions per category have now been determined:

Biophotonics and medical engineering
Light Conversion - CRONUS-3P laser source for nonlinear microscopy
Hamamatsu Photonics - ORCA-Quest
Class 5 Photonics GmbH - White Dwarf WD-1300-dual

Laser and optoelectronics / Illumination and energy
TRUMPF Photonic Components - ViBO
SI Stuttgart Instruments - ALPHA
ID Quantique - The ID281 Series: Ultrafast and photon-number-resolving superconducting nanowire detectors

Laser systems for industrial production engineering
QiOVA - VULQ1 Multibeam marking solutions
Lumentum - High-Performance Multi-Junction Addressable VCSEL Arrays for Long-Range LiDAR Applications
Light Conversion - CARBIDE-80W-2mJ femtosecond laser with BiBurst

Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics
NIL Technology Apps - Meta Optical Elements (MOE)
Glassomer GmbH - Glassomer
Edmund Optics - Stemmed Laser Mirrors

Quantum technologies
ColdQuanta - Albert: Quantum Matter Design Platform
ID Quantique - The ID281 Series: Ultrafast and photon-number-resolving superconducting nanowire detectors
Hübner Photonics - C-WAVE GTR

Sensors, test and measurement / Optical Measuring Systems / Imaging
XARION Laser Acoustics - Laser-Ultrasonic Automated Spot Weld Inspection
Perspectiva Solutions - HUARIS
Emberion - Emberion VS20: Wide spectral range VIS-SWIR camera

What happens next?

One winner will be chosen from each of the top three, and from these six final category winners, the jury will select this year's Innovation Award winner.

It remains exciting!


Starting in March 2022, the jury will review the submissions and select the three best innovations per category. Following this, the winners per category as well as this year's Innovation Award winner will be determined from this "Innovations" hit list in a voting process.

The winners will be informed in advance of the trade show; the award ceremony will take place ceremoniously on site at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022.

The Innovation Award comes with prize money of 5,000 euros. This award is sponsored by Europa Science with the trade publications Electro Optics, Laser Systems/Europe, Fibre Systems, and Imaging and Machine Vision Europe, as well as LASER World of PHOTONICS.

The jury of the Innovation Award 2022

Name Company
Adam T. Clare Association of Laser Users (AILU)
Tom Hausken Optica – formerly OSA
Gabriele Jansen Vision Ventures, Germany
Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders TOPTICA Photonics AG
Prof. Peter Loosen Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
Prof. Jürgen Popp Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien Jena
Dr. Peter Soldan VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
Prof. Ronad Sroka LIFE-Center, Hospital of University Munich
Dr. Wenko Süptitz SPECTARIS
Prof. Andreas Tünnermann Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF
Prof. Paul Urbach TU Delft

Start-Up Award

The Start-Up Award will be on hold in 2022 and will take place again at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2023.

Review 2019: The Award Winners

  • Winner Innovation Award 2019:
    Nanoscribe GmbH
  • Biophotonics and Medical Engineering:
    Cycle GmbH
  • Imaging / Sensors, Test and Measurement, Optical Measurement Systems:
    SWIR Vision Systems Inc.
  • Lasers and Laser Systems for Production Engineering:
    TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Lasers and Optoelectronics / Illumination and Energy:
    Civan Advanced Technologies
  • Optics / Manufacturing Technology for Optics:
    Nanoscribe GmbH

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