Universities, nonprofits, and research centres take part in a competition for prizes by sharing their latest findings and innovative products with industry innovators and other photonics visionaries. The organisations receive visibility for their research and free exhibition space. Read on for further details and deadlines. We welcome your participation.
The 10th edition of the European Photonics Innovation Village will be organised by the Université de Strasbourg and take place at Strasbourg Convention + Exhibition Centre.
Celebrating two decades of innovation
Join the community as we celebrate 20 years of gathering leaders and innovators in advancing optics and photonics technologies.
Winners announced Wednesday, 10 April 2024 at the Innovation Village, followed by a reception.
Innovative researchers can apply for a complimentary “mini booth” in a special high- traffic section of Photonics Europe, as part of the Photonics Europe 2024 Innovation Village. The selected researchers will be located together with other product developers.
Purpose of the Innovation Village
Benefits of participating in the Innovation Village
Rules and conditions
Who can apply
The initiative can come from anyone active in the wide domain of photonics. There is no limitation on the number of team members, but three is the recommended number. Your team can be based anywhere in the world and can have affiliations and connections to other non-profit or profit making groups or companies.
You must have developed an actual product or have at least a prototype of the product which can be displayed in the Innovation Village. (Software for specific applications related to photonics is acceptable, as long as it can be demonstrated.)
Products which have been commercialized and are being currently sold or are on the market, will not be considered. Basic improvements on existing products will also not be considered.
You must be able to attend Photonics Europe and be present at your booth.
How to apply
Submit an application of no more than three pages:
Application for participation in the Photonics Europe 2024 Innovation Village should be sent to:
by 15 December 2023
Preliminary questions can also be forwarded to Mustapha Remouche.
The organizing partner will review all applications, after which they will select and invite teams. You will be notified regarding your invitation within 4 weeks after the submission of your application.
It is recommended to apply as soon as possible, as the available space is limited!
The Innovation Village Selection Committee will grant awards for the best technological innovation among the participants in the Innovation Village.
The committee will include:
Award categories are as follows:
(1 winner, 2 runners-up in each category):
Winners will receive an award of €1500. The first and second runners-up will each win €500.
The announcement of the winners in each category will take place at the Innovation Village on Wednesday, 10 April 2024. This announcement will be accompanied by a reception for the participants of the Innovation Village.