On July 17, the CeNS Innovation Award was awarded at the Center for Nanoscience (LMU Munich) for the first time. One PhD student and one Master student received the award for their innovative work in application-oriented nanoscience. The awardees were selected by a top-class jury including amongst others Prof. Dr. Krubasik, president of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. The award is worth 9.000 €.
While most scientific prices emphasize on findings and results in fundamental research only, the CeNS Innovation Award decidedly attaches importance to future applicability. The prize money is donated by four successful spin-offs of CeNS, all with their own company history directly connected to the idea of the award. The companies attocube systems AG, ibidi GmbH, Nanion Technologies GmbH and NanoTemper Technologies GmbH together with CeNS honor gifted and creative junior researchers, whose results are not only interesting for fundamental research but also promising for technological applications.