2025 SPIE Prism Awards for Outstanding Photonics Products Open

2025 SPIE Prism Awards for Outstanding Photonics Products Open

Applications are now open for the 2025 SPIE Prism Awards, which honor the most innovative optical and photonic products on the market. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Winners will be announced on January 29 at SPIE Photonics West.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, July 10, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entries for the 2025 SPIE Prism Awards are now open. The awards, presented by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, recognize the most innovative optical and photonic products on the market across a growing range of technology applications. The annual industry event will celebrate its 17th anniversary on January 29 with an evening gala at SPIE Photonics West.

In 2025, in addition to its regular lineup of awards in areas ranging from healthcare and sensors to lasers and quantum, SPIE will once again present the SPIE Catalyst Award. In its second year, the Catalyst Award honors for-profit companies with specific social or environmental programs that have had a significant positive impact, either in the workplace, on society at large, or on the environment. The inaugural winner of the SPIE Catalyst Award last year was Intel Corporation for its employee training program.

“The SPIE Prism Awards recognize the best and most innovative optical and photonic technologies on the market,” said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford“Bringing these breakthrough products to market takes significant effort, an effort we proudly celebrate every year. I invite companies with new photonics products to honor the team’s hard work and submit applications for consideration showcasing their exciting advances in light.”

Last year’s Prism Award winners—in categories including AR/VR/MR, Autonomy, Biomedicine, Cameras & Imaging, Lasers, Quantum, Sensors, Software, and Test & Measurement—included Porotech, ANELLO Photonics, JenLab GmbH, Thorlabs, Inc., EKSPLA, Qunnect, Scantinel Photonics GmbH, Frenel Imaging, and Persistence Data Mining. Previous winners include emerging companies or startups like Double Helix Optics, PhotoniCare, Luminar, Blackmore, and WaveOptics, as well as more established industry giants like General Electric, IPG Photonics, Edmund Optics, and Leica.

The deadline for entries is September 13. For more information, eligibility requirements, and to submit your product to the Prism Awards, visit the Prism Award website.

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