AWARD

The PHOTONICS award 2017 rewards the best product innovations in the field of optical technology. The prize pool has a total value of EUR 25,000 including cash, exhibition space, visibility, marketing and business support.

PRIZES

1st Place:

  • EUR 3,000 grant
  • Free exhibition stand at STARTUP WORLD 2017
  • Comprehensive media coverage provided by AZO and Messe M√ľnchen
  • Pitch at Awards Ceremony at LASER Forum
  • Coaching and business support

2nd Place:

  • EUR 2,000 grant
  • Free exhibition stand at STARTUP WORLD 2017
  • Pitch at Awards Ceremony at LASER Forum
  • Coaching and business support

3rd Place:

  • EUR 1,000 grant
  • Free exhibition stand at STARTUP WORLD 2017
  • Pitch at Awards Ceremony at LASER Forum
  • Coaching and business support

4th-5th Place:

  • Free exhibition stand at STARTUP WORLD 2017
  • Pitch at Awards Ceremony at LASER Forum
  • Coaching and business support

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The STARTUP WORLD Photonics Competition awards national or international technology start-up companies for products or prototypes from the optical technology field. The general category – Photonics Award, addresses the optical technology sector in general. In the STARTUP WORLD Photonics Competition, the TOP5 will be evaluated based primarily on the following criteria:

  • Innovation level
  • Business potential
  • Customer benefit
  • Technical advantage
  • Availability of a product or prototype ready to market

In the second and final evaluation stage, the winner and two runners-up will be selected by a panel of industry and research experts live on stage on 27 June 2017.

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FINALISTS

After a preliminary evaluation of all submissions to the PHOTONICS Award 2017, an expert jury will choose the winner and the two runners-up for the PHOTONICS Award live on stage during the Awards Ceremony at the LASER World of PHOTONICS on 27 June 2017.

 

 

 

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