The International Year of Light in Europe 2015 (LIGHT2015) is an outreach and education initiative – coordinated by the European Physical Society and funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme - that will promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs, and the general public in Europe during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). Under this framework the European Optical Society and the LIGHT2015 project announce:
- The LIGHT2015 Young Photonics Entrepreneur Award to honour an individual who has made outstanding technical and/ or innovative contributions to the photonics industry
- The LIGHT2015 Young Women in Photonics Award to honour a young female scientist who has made outstanding contributions to photonics
Both awards consist of a diploma and an honorarium of €2500.The awards will be presented at the World of Photonics Congress in Munich, Germany, which will be held on 21 - 25 June, 2015.
• LIGHT2015 Young Photonics Entrepreneur Award
Any entrepreneur under 37 years old, at the moment of the presentation of the award, active in the field of photonics may apply for the award.
• LIGHT2015 Young Women in Photonics Award
Any woman under 37 years old, at the moment of the presentation of the award, active in the field of photonics may apply for the award.
How to apply:
Candidates should send the completed application form, one letter of support (by a supervisor or mentor), a short (2 page) biography/CV, a list of publications, a description of the contribution (not exceeding 2 pages of A4, 12 point text), making clear the nature of innovation impact to industry/contribution to photonics to Ms. Elina Koistinen, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for Applications: 15 April 2015
For more information please visit the LIGHT2015 website.