03 Mar 2015
Competition invites budding entrepreneurs and young women in photonics. Winners to be named at Laser 2015.European Optical Society, within the LIGHT2015 project, has announced a competition to honor young photonics experts for their contributions to the field, by sponsoring two new awards:
The technical and innovative contributions from entrepreneurs, as well as the contributions from female scientists are being celebrated during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. EOS says the awards are to highlight the significance of photonics in industry and the contributions of women to this diverse field of science. Both awards consist of a diploma and an honorarium of €2500.
The award winners will be announced and presentations made at the Laser World of Photonics Congress in Munich, Germany, which will be held between 21 - 25 June, 2015. A special LIGHT2015 networking event will also take place at the congress, bringing together students and the communities of science and industry.
To qualify for the Young Photonics Entrepreneur Award, any entrepreneur under 37 years old, at the time of the presentation of the award, who is active in the field of photonics may enter the competition. The LIGHT2015 Young Women in Photonics Award is open to any woman under 37 years old, at the time of presentation, who is active in the field of photonics.
About The European Optical Society
The purpose of the European Optical Society (EOS) is to contribute to progress in optics and related sciences, and to promote their applications at the European and international levels, by bringing together individuals and legal entities involved in these disciplines and their applications. EOS serves as the joint forum for all individuals, companies, organizations, educational institutions, and learned and professional societies, who recognise the opportunity and challenge that a common European base provides for the development of optics in its broadest sense.
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