AKL e.V.


Selection Procedure

A shortlist of the best candidates will be compiled by an international jury consisting of equal numbers of members drawn from the association Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI. The members of this panel of experts are nominated on a two-yearly basis by AKL e.V. and ELI. The international jury members are recruited from industry and the research community. They are responsible for assessing the quality of the applications, if necessary calling on the services of external experts to offer their opinion. The prize-winner as well as the second and the third placed are selected on the basis of merit. Any and all legal recourse is explicitly barred.

The jury´s decision is based principally on the following criteria:
  • Proven commercial benefit
  • Innovative quality of the resulting laser beam source, laser manufacturing process or laser system
  • Scientific / technological quality of the underlying research
  • Creative approach to technology demonstrated by the designated individual or project group
  • Importance of the contribution of the applicant’s work to the overall innovative process
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