2021 Innovators Awards now taking entries, will honor cutting-edge photonics solutions (UPDATED)

June 9, 2021
The 2021 Innovators Awards will honor developers of the most influential enabling technologies for photonics applications.

Laser Focus World has launched the 2021 Innovators Awards program to recognize the most innovative lasers, optics, and photonics technology, products, systems, and applications that solve design challenges with real solutions.

Awards will be presented to organizations that demonstrate excellence in new product development or that utilize an existing product in a unique application. Designers, integrators, and users of laser, optics, and photonics systems may nominate their own projects or applications, or integrators or distributors that supplied products or systems can nominate exceptional projects for consideration.

If you know of an application worthy of consideration, but the user organization requires anonymity or non-disclosure, your entry can refer to the user organization in general rather than specific terms.

The Laser Focus World Innovators Awards will call-out developers of the most influential enabling products, technologies, and applications for photonics applications. Enabling technologies are developed or discovered that actually solve design problems. Often these enabling technology solutions solve problems for which there was no known solution before, or which were particularly difficult.

Categories are additive manufacturing; bio-optics; detectors and imaging; fiber optics; industrial laser systems; lasers and sources; manufacturing equipment for photonic components; optics; positioning, support, and accessories; research applications and case studies; software; spectroscopy; and test and measurement.

Nominations for design solutions in the Innovators Awards can represent simple or complex solutions, or anything in-between. Nominations should state the design challenge, describe the innovative technology, and explain how the technology solved a design problem.

Technologies don't have to be new products; they can have been developed over the past several years, and are in contemporary designs no more than a couple of years old.

Awards will be presented in October 2021, and the deadline for entries has been extended to June 25, 2021.

To make nominations, login or create your account online at laserfocusworldinnovators.secure-platform.com.

After you have created your account you'll be prompted to complete the online entry form. When your nomination is complete, click ADD TO CART. Then, you either can complete another nomination or check out by clicking CHECKOUT. After completing all of your nominations, please enter your credit card details and click PROCESS.

High-scoring companies will be recognized as leaders and innovators within the photonics market at a live event as well as in the pages of Laser Focus World magazine and on laserfocusworld.com.

For questions or concerns contact Laser Focus World Editor in Chief John Lewis by phone at 603-891-9130, or by email at [email protected].

More information about the Laser Focus World 2021 Innovators Awards is online at laserfocusworldinnovators.secure-platform.com.

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