Innovation Award 2023: End of submission phase

The preparations for LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of QUANTUM are now in full swing. Exhibitors could submit their innovation in eight different categories until March 17, 2023. We are now pleased to announce the nominees of the shortlist. The winners will be awarded on June 27, 2023. We wish all participants good luck!

The Innovation Award is organised by the british publishing house Europa Science and LASER World of PHOTONICS. The award will be hosted at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2023.

Category Laser and optoelectronics / Illumination and energy
ams OSRAM AG - SPL S1L90H_3
Twenty-One Semiconductors GmbH - MEXL Gain Crystals
VIULASE - Tenacity
Category Biophotonics and medical engineering
Avantes BV - Pacto spectrometer
Futonics Laser GmbH - 2µm QCW Fiber Laser
PicoQuant - Luminosa
Category Quantum Technologies
NKT - Koheras ADJUSTIK HP T20
QUIX Quantum - 20-mode Quantum Photonic Processor
Ushio, high power 700nm laser diode
Category Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics
Edmund Optics - TECHSPEC® 120i Infinity Corrected Objectives
Trioptics - OptiSurf® with LensGage
TRUMPF - AI Filter for VisionLine Detect
Category Sensors, test and measurement / Optical Measuring Systems / Imaging
Castor Optics - Thorlabs - 2 Mode Selective Photonic Lantern
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS - OPAL-Luxe High dynamic range spectrometer
PicoQuant - Luminosa
Category Laser systems for industrial production engineering
Civan Lasers – DBL 100 KW
Fusion Bionic GmbH - CORE - Flexible manufacturing solution for biomimetic surfacesusing Direct Laser Interference Patterning
SCANLAB GmbH - SCANMotionControl

Review 2022: The Award winners

In 2022, SI Stuttgart Instruments won the 5,000 euro Innovation Award for its infrared laser ALPHA.

The category winners were:

  • Hamamatsu Photonics (biophotonics and medical technology).
  • SI Stuttgart Instruments (lasers and optoelectronics/lighting and energy)
  • QiOVA (laser systems for industrial manufacturing technology)
  • Glassomer GmbH (optics / manufacturing technology for optics)
  • ID Quantique (quantum technologies) and
  • XARION Laser Acoustics (sensor, test and measurement technology / optical measurement systems / imaging).

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Jury of the Innovation Award 2023

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