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Optical Design & Engineering

Lemelson-MIT Prize accepting nominations

22 June 2010

The $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize recognizes individuals who translate their ideas into inventions and innovations that improve the world in which we live.

Dubbed the "Oscar for Inventors," the Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. By recognizing and funding younger, mid-career inventors, the prize is designed to spur inventive careers and provide role models for future generations of inventors.

The deadline to nominate a candidate for the Lemelson-MIT Prize is 5 October 2010.

Lemelson-MIT Awards for Invention and Innovation