The deadline for applications and nominations for the 90,000 euro Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis has been announced as 31 December 2013.
The first prize is 30,000 euros, the second 20,000 and it is 10,000 for the third prize. The non-profit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung has been awarding its Innovationspreis every other year since 2000 for laser applications and laser devices.
The foundation also awards its prestigious Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, a 30,000 euro prize for laser research. The winner is chosen by a jury on the basis of secret nominations. The award ceremony for all these prizes will be held in Ditzingen, Germany on 26 September 2014.
Individuals and groups developing laser devices and commercialising laser applications are eligible for the awards. With the innovation and the research prizes, the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung aims to promote laser technology research and development and showcase the results to the public. Other fields of activities for the foundation are culture, religion and charity.