Photonics 21: Prototype Your Idea Contest
Posted on 29/10/2018
Whether it’s a simple thought, an idea you cannot get out of your head or an idea that you have been working with for a while, find out if you could be the winner of a cash prize of €5,000.
Any person active in the field of optics and photonics, may apply for the “Prototype Your Idea Contest“, from PhD students, master students through to makers.
Eligibility for entering:
- The product is not on the market yet
- The idea has potential for application in industry
- The idea is innovative
- The idea is presented in English
- Submissions may be entered by individuals or teams
The contest consists of a cash prize of €5,000 and the opportunity to get a spot in the ACTPHAST EU innovation incubator to carry out a full feasibility testing of your idea, which is worth up to €30,000, giving you access to Europe’s top photonics experts and infrastructure including a start-up business coach.
To participate, you will need to send in a maximum two minute video presentation of your concept, or a written description of your idea/product making clear the nature of innovation and the potential impact to industry. This will be reviewed by a jury of experts.
For more information on the contest and to download the application click here. The deadline is 15th February 2019.