The brand new stage for cutting-edge products at LASER World of PHOTONICS

22 – 25 JUNE 2015, MESSE MÜNCHEN


STARTUP WORLD is the new marketplace for young companies and their innovative products that will foster their visibility and provide them with industry contacts at leading international trade fairs. The new initiative by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and Messe München was held for the first time during the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 from 22-25 June in Munich.

Startup companies are at the very heart of an innovative economy: their pioneering inventions yield benefits for established companies and society alike. A marketplace is essential to ensure such companies’ market entry, and thus their existence. With its international network of companies and trade fairs, the LASER World of PHOTONICS is a unique platform for innovation: Fledgling companies are able to present their products to a wide industrial audience at the trade fair and get in touch with potential investors.

STARTUP WORLD gives visitors, exhibitors, and journalists an innovation marketplace that extends far beyond the exhibition stand and features an extensive program of related events and matchmaking opportunities. In addition, it will showcase the best product innovations, presented by the finalists of its associated Award.


Innovation Platform

Awesome Prizes

International Networking

Business Support



The PHOTONICS Award seeks to aid startups in bringing groundbreaking applications in photonics to market. The competition invited startups in the European-wide technology community that are no more than five years old and have at least an available prototype ready to submit their solution until 7 June 2017.

All submissions were carefully evaluated by an expert jury, who decided on the total TOP 20, as well as on the TOP 5 finalists. They will exhibit their solutions at the STARTUP WORLD at the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. The winners will be announced after a live-pitch of the TOP 5 on 27 June 2017 starting from 10:00 on the FORUM stage “Laser & Optics”, hall B3.360.


The expert jury carefully evaluated all submissions to the Photonics Award 2015 and chose their three finalists for each Award. The winners have been announced at the Award Ceremony of the first PHOTONICS Award at the LASER World of PHOTONICS.

We are proud to present the first winners and runner-ups of the PHOTONICS Award in the Photonics Technology and 3D Printing category.