07 Feb 2023
Honoring emerging companies supporting AR & VR, sensors, lasers, quantum technology, and biomedical optical.SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, at Photonics West last week recognized the top-rated new optics and photonics products with its industry-focused Prism Awards.
The gala evening, held during SPIE Photonics West, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, also marked the Prism Awards’ 15th anniversary with a champagne toast, a timeline gallery of past winners, and a video showcasing a decade and a half of Prism highlights.
Each year, the SPIE Prism Awards reflect the rapidly growing trajectory, exciting latest developments, and rich technical innovations across photonics and photonics-enabled industries.
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This year, the annual ceremony honored a range of established and emerging companies applying innovative and creative solutions to critical problems in areas such as augmented and virtual reality, sensors, lasers, quantum technology, and biomedical optical solutions. For consideration in the 2023 Prism Awards, SPIE received 76 applications from 19 countries.
Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of international judges who leveraged their knowledge and acumen from across the technology commercialization and funding sectors.
Judges and winners
The judges’ roster included the FDA’s Zane Arp, iFocus' Adi Diner, AXA-XL’s Simi George, MKS Instruments’ Marc D. Himel, Coherent’s Qiongying Hu, Chromacity’s Shahida Imani, Teledyne Princeton Instruments’ Jason McClure, Technology Scotland’s Alison McLeod, Tesseract Health’s Nishant Mohan, Engender Technologies’ Cather Simpson, Ceres Technology Advisors’ Linda Smith, Toptica’s Mark A. Tolbert, and Nanovation’s Ferechteh Teherani.
“The Prism Awards always showcase an impressive spectrum of innovative solutions based on optics and photonics technology,” said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford. "By providing products powered by photonics, all of these companies – and I am including the finalists as well as tonight’s winners – are offering a terrific array of impactful technologies that will transform lives across the world. I am so excited to be here tonight to congratulate them in person.” .
Following is the complete list of the award categories, the winners, and their winning products:
Photonics Media is the promotional sponsor of the SPIE Prism Awards. For more information on the Prism Awards and the 2023 winners, please visit the official website: www.photonicsprismaward.com.
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