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Semikron Innovation and Young Engineer Awards

The SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the Young Engineer Award which have been initiated and are donated by the SEMIKRON Foundation are given for outstanding innovations in projects, prototypes, services or novel concepts in the field of power electronics in Europe, combined with notable societal benefits in form of supporting environmental protection and sustainability by improving energy efficiency and conservation of resources.
SEMIKRON Foundation is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network.

With the awards the SEMIKRON Foundation wants to motivate people of all ages and organisations of any legal status to deal with innovations in power electronics, a key technology of the 21th century, in order to improve environmental protection and sustainability by energy efficiency and conservation of resources.


The SEMIKRON Innovation and Young Engineer Prizes will be awarded in the frame of the ECPE Annual Event in March 2015 in Munich. A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded.

Ø SEMIKRON Innovation Award includes prize money of EUR 10.000,00.
Ø SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award* includes prize money of EUR 3.000,00.

* for researchers who have not yet completed their 30th year of age.

The selection procedure for the prize winners is organised in cooperation with ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V.. The submitted proposals will be passed to an independent and neutral evaluation committee of experts for discussion and assessment. To apply for the SEMIKRON Awards own applications as well as proposals from third parties are welcomed.

Please send your proposal resp. your application with the reference ´SEMIKRON Innovation Award´ by email to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE e.V., thomas.harder@ecpe.org.

The deadline for submission ends on 11.02.2015. The receipt of your proposal will be confirmed by email.

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