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Edmund Optics® Launches its 2012 European Award for Outstanding Research Projects in the Field of Optics

Date Announced: 16 Feb 2012

Top prize this year will be product donations valued at €7000.

February 16, 2012, Barrington, USA/Karlsruhe, Germany - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, launches its 2012 "Edmund Optics European Research and Innovation Award". The program intends to support research and innovation in the field of optics/ imaging at universities and nonprofit research institutions located in Europe.

The company encourages students, PhD candidates, lab managers, teaching assistants and lecturers working on research programs that both utilize and develop optical technology to apply for its award.

20% Prize Increase
The European award is part of a worldwide higher education grant program running in the Americas and Asia, which EO has increased by 20% for a total of $80,000 USD in products.

This year, European research projects will be supported with product donations of a value of 7,000, 5,000 and 3,000 Euros respectively. In addition, the company will invite the three winners to the VISION 2012, a leading trade show for the imaging and vision industry held in Stuttgart, Germany.

Edmund Optics asks [interested parties] to apply via the Edmund Optics website at www.edmundoptics.com/research.

The application requests information about the candidate, his/her institute, optics program, types of products selected if the respective program would be awarded. According to EO Marketing, the entire process would take less than 10 minutes.

Applications will be reviewed internally by Edmund Optics experts and selected according to technical merit and innovative application of optics, with a particular emphasis on the life quality improvement aspect of the presented programs.

Finalists will be notified by July 25, 2012 and requested to send in detailed information on their project. The winners will be notified and announced on September 14, 2012. Complete Terms and Conditions in English, French and German can be found online.

Closing date for applications will be June 30, 2012.

To learn more about the 2011 grant award recipients and their winning programs, please visit www.edmundoptics.com/research.

Source: Edmund Optics


Peter Smorscek
Marketing Manager Europe
Edmund Optics
Phone: +49(0)721-62737-38
Fax: +49(0)721-62737-50

E-mail: psmorscek@edmundoptics.de

Web Site: www.edmundoptics.com/research

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