The 2018 winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on 31 January 2018. The annual Prism Awards ceremony is held anually during
SPIE Photonics West, in San Francisco, California, USA.
Include Akira Hiruma, President and CEO of Hamamatsu; Ray O. Johnson, former CTO of Lockheed Martin, now at Bessemer Venture Partners; Peter Leibinger, Vice Chairman of the Managing Board of Trumpf;
Eric Mottay, CEO of Amplitude Systèmes, Debbie Gustafson, CEO of Energetiq Technology; Uwe Higgen, Managing Partner at BMW i Ventures; Kathleen Burke, Vice President and General Counsel at MKS Instruments.
Review winners and presenters
Included Edgar Auslander, Oculus Research; David Bohn, Microsoft Hololens; Sarah Boisvert, Fab Lab; Louay Eldada, Quanergy; Basil Garabet, NKT Photonics; Vincent Mattera, II-VI; Michelle Mihevc, FATHOM; John Ryan, WireTheWorld; Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook.
Thank you to all our applicants.
To quote one of our judges: “this was an exceptional year of exceptional products.”
Now, the Finalists
Congratulations 2018 Finalists
10 years. 10 categories. 30 finalists.
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10th Edition of Prism
The Prism Awards is celebrating 10 years of recognizing products that are changing our lives. Past winners range from tech transfer accelerators (ALPhANOV) to multinational conglomerates (General Electric). The 2018 winners will be announced 31 January 2018.
"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." -SPIE CEO, Eugene Arthurs
2017-18 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 2018 Prism Award judge.
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