Online application opens 22 July
Deadline is 11 October 2019.
The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market.
Since 2008, SPIE, along with media partner Photonics Media, has presented awards to companies and individuals that are creating products that make a difference, solve problems, and improve life through photonics. We are grateful to help move the development of laser, illumination, scanning, and other technologies into the applications used in everything from your phone to automobile.
Join the Leaders
The Prism Awards provides recognition to the hottest new products on the market. From wearable displays to automotive lidar, Prism bring light to what you've developed. 2019 winners include a variety of companies from cutting-edge startups (Blackmore and Double Helix) to established industry leaders (Leica and Toptica Photonics). Join the team today. Apply online this summer.
The 2019 winners were announced on Wednesday 6 February 2019. The Prism Awards ceremony is held annually in San Francisco during SPIE Photonics West.
2019 Prism Award Ceremony
2019 Red Carpet
John Lee, MKS Instruments; Melissa Orme, Morf3D; Markus Arzberger, Osram Opto Semiconductors; Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research; Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich; Magnus Bengtsson, Coherent; Andre Wong, Lumentum; Jonathan Waldern, Digilens; John Ling, Hitronics; Jerry Panagrossi, Renevo Capital Limited.
A look at all
Prism recognizes particularly outstanding examples of the imaginative range and innovation reach of photonics R&D. We are grateful to help move the development of laser, illumination, scanning, and other technologies into the applications used in everything from your phone to automobile.
Prism Award Judges
This group of expert judges will devote many hours to review more than 150 applications for design and technology; novelty and innovation; need, market opportunity, and impact. Two rounds of scoring, expert external judging, and a final review will highlight the top 3 finalists in 9 categories.
Many thanks to the Prism Judges
"The Prism Awards give well-deserved recognition to technical teams in the industry who have climbed over one of the most challenging walls, bringing a leading-edge product from an R&D lab to the market." -Laura A. Smoliar, Managing Director at Berkeley Catalyst Fund, and 2019 Prism Award judge.
Thank you to the following judges for their generous support: Uri Abrams, Zane Arp, Manuel Aschwanden, Joel Bagwell, Rosalie Clemens, Simi George, Ed Gooding, David Hardwick, Qitao Lue, Randy Heyler, Marc Himel, Jian Liu, Jason McClure, Nishant Mohan, Sujatha Ramanujan, Ryszard Romaniuk, Christopher Rowan, Linda Smith, Laura Smoliar, Ferechteh Teherani, Mark Tolbert, and Aaron Weinroth.
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