Photonics21 Innovation Award
Strengthen Entrepreneurship in Photonics

You can download the contest announcement .

Applicants should read carefully the rules for the Photonics21 Innovation award.

The conditions for eligibility are:

  1. You have a product idea
  2. Or you have a product to be developed further
  3. The idea/product has potential for application in industry
  4. The idea/product is innovative
  5. The idea/product is presented in English
  6. Submissions may be entered by individuals or teams

The applicants must submit the following material which serve as the criteria by which the work will be judged

  1. Make a short, less than 2 minutes, video that demonstrates the uniqueness of your idea and the added value it will have for integrators or end-users. Be creative and keep your message clear. Do not hesitate to use visuals or simulation to present your idea, prototype or product.
  2. Upload the video in the application form below.


  1. Send in a description of your idea/product not exceeding 4 A4 sides (12point font) making clear the
    • Nature of innovation
    • Potential impact to industry
    • Next steps to market
  2. Fill the application form below

Further details of the rules and conditions are given here.

Please send your application to the Photonics21 Secretariat by the closing date of 15th March 2024 @23:59 GMT

We take care of your private materials and generally, we only make them available to the judges and organizers.

CLOSING DATE for 2024 Photonics21 Innovation Award is 15th March 2024 @23:59 GMT