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SEMIKRON Donates Awards for Power Electronic Engineers

The SEMIKRON Innovation Award and the SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award is 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 environmentalprotection and sustainability by improving energy efficiency and conservation of resources.

Both prizes have been initiated and are donated by the SEMIKRON Foundation which is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network (www.ecpe.org).

With the award the SEMIKRON Foundation wants to motivate people of all ages and organizations of any legal status to deal with innovations in power electronics in order to improve environmental protection and sustainability by energy efficiency and conservation of resources.

The Innovation and Young Engineer Prizes 2017 will be awarded at the ECPE Annual Event in March 2017 in Nuremberg. The Innovation Award includes prize money of EUR 10.000,00, while

the Young Engineer Award for researchers who have not yet completed their 30th year of age includes prize money of EUR 3.000,00. A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded.

The award targets at projects, prototypes, services and novel concepts developed in Europe, which did not yet appear on the market, which are used in a novel application, or which form an absolute novelty, and therewith fulfil the requirement to be extraordinary and remarkable.

Sole project proposals are not in the scope of the call, the innovation should have been verified by experiment or simulation. The degree of innovation has to conform to international standards. Societal benefit of the innovation regarding the increase of energy efficiency, conservation of resources, sustainability and environmental protection.

The deadline for submission ends on 22.12.2016!

Proposals should comprise 3-5 pages in total and should be structured according to the headline given below and submitted in English language.

Front page

The front page should show the title of the proposal, an abstract, the name and affiliation as well as a short CV (incl. exact date of birth) of the candidate(s) or applicant(s).

Description of the innovation

Description of the innovation with the underlying project, prototype, service or the novelconcept. The innovation should be clearly pointed out with the area and scope of possible applications.

Proposals resp. applications should be sent with the reference ́SEMIKRON Innovation Award ́ by email to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE e.V., thomas.harder@ecpe.org.

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