The associations Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik AKL e.V. and European Laser Institute ELI e.V. have initiated the Innovation Award Laser Technology. This European research prize will be awarded at 2-yearly intervals. The award can be conferred on an individual researcher or on an entire project group whose exceptional skills and dedicated work have led to an outstanding innovation in the field of laser technology. The scientific and technological projects in question must center on the use of laser light in materials processing and the methods of producing such light, and must furthermore be of demonstrable commercial value to industry.
The prize winner will receive the sum of 10,000 euros in recognition of his work, and be awarded the title of AKL Fellow and ELI Fellow. The official presentation of the award will take place at the International Laser Technology Congress AKL '08 on May 8, 2008 in Aachen, Germany.
The full set of application documents must be received by February 1, 2008 at the latest. For information and application forms, visit www.innovation-award-laser.org.