China laser innovation awards program now accepting nominations

The 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards - Laser Industry is now open for applications up until January 4, 2015.

Now in its second year, the Awards consist of six categories: Lasers, Laser Systems for Production Engineering (Laser Cutting Systems, Laser Engraving Systems, Laser Marking Systems, and Laser Welding Systems), Laser System Components, System Peripherals of Laser Production Engineering, Optical Materials and Components, and 3D Printing. Only new products and solutions launched during 2013-2015 in the China market are eligible to enter the Awards selection process.

Following the entry and nomination stage, online peer voting and expert judging will take place January 9-25, 2015. Industry experts, including Dichen Li, Ph.D., Changjiang Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University; Xiahui Tang, Professor, National Engineering Research Center For Laser Processing; Youliang Wang, Chairman, Laser Processing Committee of China Optical Society; Xiao Zhu, Chairman, Wuhan Laser Association of Optics Valley of China; and Qingmao Zhang, Vice Chairman, Laser Processing Committee of China Optical Society, will be among the independent panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on March 18, 2015, to coincide with Laser World of PHOTONICS 2015 in Shanghai, when all the winners, judges, industry professionals, and media will be present.

Organized by Industrial Laser Solutions China, Ringier Trade Media, and supported by Industrial Laser Solutions, these Awards are presented to a select group of innovators each year in China. The purpose of the Awards is to encourage, acknowledge, and reward those individuals and companies who have introduced and developed a new idea, a new methodology, a new product or a new technology for manufacturing production efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and user convenience, which might result in energy saving and more responsible clean manufacturing in the laser industry.

The Ringier Technology Industry Awards Series have been established since 2006 and cover nine different industries. They are recognized as being the most honest, transparent, and fairest of such Industry Awards in China. Nominations are open to all and the final selections are made by the panel of independent judges based solely on merit.

For more information or to submit an application, please contact

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