The Photonics21 Innovation Award is a competition for business ideas at an early stage. It
can be a simple thought, an idea you cannot get out of your head, or an idea that you have been working with for a while.
Photonics21 aims to support talented makers, students, and young entrepreneurs, who have a real interest in developing an idea into a product by combining creativity with photonics.
The contest consists of a cash prize of €5,000, entrepreneurial skills training, and contact with Venture Capitalists.
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 on the industry.
This will be reviewed by a jury of experts.
For more information on the contest, and to fill in the application form visit
Extended deadline for submissions: 27h of May 2022