Photonics Tech-Inno Awards

In order to encourage domestic photonics-related industry and academy to develop products that are characterized with innovative technology and an edge in the market to enhance our image of photonics industry and market competitiveness. Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) is holding "Photonics Tech-Inno Awards". The innovative photonics products and academic researches are to be selected by Nobel Prize winners, internationally prestigious photonics experts and global industrial and academic experts. The winners will be awarded in the annual grant event- OPTO Taiwan 2020.

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Best Concept Award

The Best Concept Award recognizes and honors the most innovative product concept.

One winner for each category
(5 in total)

Best Innovation Award

The Best Innovation Award recognizes and honors the brand-new prototype that has the most potential for mass production.

One winner for each category
(5 in total)

Best Product Award

The Best Product Award recognizes and honors the product on mass production scale on the market.

One winner for each category
(5 in total)

Award Category

Automotive

➤Intelligent Headlight:
LED/LD/OLED subsystem
➤Autonomous & ADAS:
Camera, Ultrasound, RADAR, LiDAR, Gyro, Spectrometer, Sensors, IR Imaging
➤Human Machine Interface &Infotainment:
LCD/OLED dashboard, Touch Panel, HUD, Gesture Control
➤Internet of Vehicles:
5G Service, V2V communication
➤Intelligence EV:
Battery, FuelCell, Solar Panel

Biomedical

➤Bio-photonics Sensor:
Biochip, Monitoring system
➤Medical Imaging:
Microscope, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, Tera-Hz Imaging, Endoscope
➤Optical Therapy:
Medical LASER, Photodynamic Therapy
➤Healthcare:
Wearable Devices, Telemedicine / Telehealth System & Service

Communication

➤Components:
VCSEL / LASER, Fiber, Waveguide
➤Module:
Tx/Rx, WDM
➤Systems:
Optical Switch, Amplifier
➤Service:
5G App. Service

Display

LCD / OLED
Micro LED
AR/VR

Energy, Lighting & Security

➤Energy:
PV, Battery
➤Lighting:
LED / LASER, Fixtures, Optical 
➤Design Security:
Optical / IR / Fiber Sensors & System 

Eligibility

All application are welcomed provided that either of the criteria is qualified.

Type I

Groups, Enterprises, Academies and Incorporated Organizations

1 Domestically legal registered groups, enterprises, academies or incorporated organizations
2 Foreign enterprises that have or are setting up subsidiaries or branches in Taiwan
3 Applicants who are referred by association or industry project office

Type II

Individuals over 20 Years Old

1 Individuals who work or study in enterprises, colleges or academic organizations
2 Applicants who are referred by association or industry project office
3 Independent developers

Registration

Best Concept Award

The Best Concept Award recognizes and honors the most innovative product concept

Applicable Categories: Automotive, Biomedical, Communication, Display and Energy, Lighting & Security

Information Needed: 3-D product design sketch with detailed product concept

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Best Innovation Award

The Best Innovation Award recognizes and honors the brand-new prototype that has the most potential for mass production.

Applicable Categories: Automotive, Biomedical, Communication, Display and Energy, Lighting & Security

Information Needed:
3-D product design sketch, product concept, potential business opportunity, and product patent certificate or award records

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Best Product Award

The Best Product Award recognizes and honors the product on mass production scale on the market.

Applicable Categories: Automotive, Biomedical, Communication, Display and Energy, Lighting & Security

Information Needed: 3-D product design sketch, product concept, product patent certificate, market performance, applied industry and marketing resources.

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Timeline

1

Sign up

5/22

Application Deadline

1st Round
Review

Eligibility review

Evaluation

First stage

2nd Round
Review

Judges will review application and annouce applicants to get in to 2nd stage
Second Stage

2nd Round
Review

Applicants make presentations in the second round and judges will announce chosen applications for final review

Final Round
Review

Applicants will need to submit English proposal for oversea judges' review.

Announcement & Award Ceremony

8/31

Winners Announcement

Award Ceremony

OPTOTaiwan 2020
(October 21st-23rd)

Evaluation Process

Judge committee is to be composed of Nobel Prize winners, internationally prestigious experts in photonics, experts from global industrial and academic organizations. They will focus on the design, technology, novelty, innovation, industry needs, market potential and its influence of the application. The process will be divided into first, second and final round of review.

1st Round

The organizer will make eligibility review for each application. Any qualified application will get into second round of review.

2nd Round

There are two stages involved. At the first stage, the judge will have written review. Chosen applicants will present personally with their products or video or do product demonstration to judges for the second stage of review.

Final Round

According to the outcome in the second round of review, group or individual applicants submit product description or videos in English, which will be evaluated by judges overseas. Winners will be announced afterwards.

Winner Advantages

➤Winners of Best Concept Award will be awarded with NTD$50,000, a trophy and a certificate; Winners of Best Innovation Award will be awarded with NTD$100,000, a trophy and a certificate; Winners of Best Product Award will be awarded with a trophy and a certificate.

➤The organizer will award winners with monetary rewards, certificates and trophies in OPTO Taiwan 2020.
Awarded products will be showcased in winning product section in OPTO Taiwan 2020.

➤Global Exhibition Promotion: PIDA will help promote awarded products or companies with their flyers or promotional brochures in any global exhibition hosted or co-hosted by PIDA.

➤Website and printed promotion: Interviews about awarded products, winners or enterprises will be published in OPTOLINK both in mandarin or English version and get published on PIDA official website, event official website and fan page.

➤Winner workshop will be held to have better product exposure.

Notice

1 All applicants need to agree with organizer’s arrangement, evaluation process and awarding process.

2 All applicants must provide accurate information with honesty without submitting materials invading intellectual property of third parties. If any inaccuracy found in submitted information, organizer can cancel the said applicant’s eligibility, monetary rewards, trophies, certificates and related advantages.

3 If one organization has different products, separate registration is needed.

4 Similar products under one organization should be registered once.

5 Applicants need to submit product information or any materials for promotional activities to fit in organizer’s event schedule. Organizer and judges will not reveal any relevant content or information of the event (including but not limited to the source code, code, sketches, product specs, technology, models, processes, business models, or any other relevant documents and audio materials), or other content that can be considered confidential by its nature by leaking, notifying, and delivering to other third parties in any way, or used by itself or other third parties.

6 The event schedule is subject to latest announcement on the website.

7 All applications registered for the event are deemed as consent to all the terms and conditions.

Contact us
Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) |02 - 23967780 #518/#853 Ms. Lin | Hours of Service: Mondays-Fridays 09:00-18:00|Email: awards@mail.pida.org.tw

Organizer & Co-organizer