Prize for Cutting-Edge Laser Innovations

    DITZINGEN, Germany, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - Call for international Berthold
Leibinger Innovationspreis - November 30, 2007 is Deadline for Submissions
    Applications and proposals are now being accepted for the 2008
international Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis for developers and
researchers who do innovative work in the field of laser light. The prize of
the private foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung is granted for innovations
pertaining to the utilization or generation of laser light in any field. The
application deadline is November 30, 2007. A total of EUR 35,000 in prize
money is made available to the three prize winners. Nominees for the prize
will be invited by the foundation to make a presentation of their work during
the jury session in April next spring.
    "The capacity for innovation is the key to the future. The issues that
arise around the world can be solved only by continual progress in science and
technology," Professor Berthold Leibinger, the founder of Berthold Leibinger
Stiftung noted, The innovation prize promotes research and development in
laser technology and publishes the results of this work. Since 2000, the
foundation has been awarding this grant every other year for outstanding
research and development work in applied laser technology.
    Innovations that have garnered the prize in the past include new sources
of laser light such as the disk and fiber lasers, laser scalpels for lung
cancer surgery, and a news microscopy procedure for cell research.
    Further information regarding the 2008 Berthold Leibinger
Innovationspreis is available at

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For further information:

For further information: Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis, Sven
Ederer, Project Manager, Tel: +49-7156/303-5205, Fax: +49-7156/303-208,

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