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Posted: April 18, 2008
European Photonics Innovation Village Awards 2008: 5 excellent teams rewarded
(Nanowerk News) The European Photonics Innovation Village Awards Ceremony took place during Photonics Europe in Strasbourg. Among 12 prototypes of high quality, the Jury distinguished 5 excellent teams and bestowed 5 prices. Winners also received 3000 euros and advertorials (13400 euros worth) to support the emergence of their projects.
The European Photonics Innovation Village 2008 is organised by Rhenaphotonics Alsace and SPIE Europe, under the patronage of the Photonics Unit of the European Commission.
The Innovation Village Judging Panel was chaired by Gustav Kalbe (European Commission, Photonics Unit, Belgium) and its members were : Dr Kevin Harding (President of SPIE), Hugo Thienpont, (Vrije Universiteit, Belgium), Giancarlo Righini (CNR, Italy), Paul Smigielski (Rhenaphotonics Alsace President, France), Patrick Meyrueis (Rhenaphotonics Alsace & Laboratoire des Systèmes Photoniques (ULP/INSA), France) and Bernard Kress (Laboratoire des Systèmes Photoniques (ULP/INSA), France).
Best Overall Product : Diffractive / refractive endoscopic UV-imaging system
Institut fuer Technische Optik (ITO) - Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany und Institute for combustion and gas dynamics of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Best Marketability: Femtosecond-pulse fibre laser for microsurgery and marking applications
Best Design: Flexible Artificial Optical Robotic Skins
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Best Application: Micro-optical detection unit for lab-on-a-chip
Sara Van Overmeire
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dept. Applied Physics and Photonics, Belgium