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Lasers & Sources

Nominations, applications invited for Leibinger Foundation laser prizes

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Developers and researchers who work in the field of laser technology are invited to apply for the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis. Deadline for both, applications and nominations is 31 December  2013.

This international prize of the non-profit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung has been granted every other year since 2000 for innovations pertaining to the application of lasers, as well as to laser devices.
At the award ceremony in September 2014 in Ditzingen, Germany, 30,000 euros for the first, 20,000 euros for the second and 10,000 euros for the third prize will be awarded for the Innovationspreis. The prestigious Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, a prize for laser research which is determined by the jury on the basis of secret nominations, will also be awarded with 30.000 euros.

Eight finalists will be honored as winners of the first evaluation process. They will be invited to the jury session in April, 2014 to present their innovations personally and to receive their award.

Eligibility is open to individuals and project groups worldwide whose main development efforts and market potential lies in the application of laser light or the development of laser devices.
Further information regarding the 2014 Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis is available at www.leibinger-stiftung.de.