Photonics 21: Prototype Your Idea Contest

Posted on: 29/10/2018

Prototype Your Idea is a competition for business ideas at an early stage.

Photonics21 aims to support talented makers and students, who have a real interest in becoming entrepreneurs by combining creativity with photonics.

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 ‚Ǩ5,000.

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.

 

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