Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems
Special Award "Schicke Ideen 2010"
Also in 2010 the business start-up network SAXEED awarded creative business ideas. For the second time in 2010, a spezial prize for the best submission of scientists was awarded. Joerg Nestler, scientist in the Zentrum for Microtechnologies at the Chemnitz University of Technology and Fraunhofer ENAS in Chemnitz, received the prize.
His business idea "smart flow system" is the customer specific development of disposable microfluidic devices with integrated pumps for biotech research and medical diagnostics.
The prize was presented by Prof. Dr. Cornelia Zanger and Dr. Christian Genz, on behalf of SAXEED.
In January 2010 InfraTec GmbH got the Prism Award for the microspectrometer based on a turnable MEMS Fabry Perot filter. This Fabry Periot interferometer was developed by Dr. Steffen Kurth, Fraunhofer ENAS, Dr. Karla Hiller, Center for Microtechnologies of the Chemnitz University of Technology, and Dr. Norbert Neumann, InfraTech GmbH.
They earn the award in the category "Detecors, Sensing and Imaging Systems". Already in 2008 the researchers were awarded for the Fabry Perot interferometer with the AMA Sensor-Innovativpreis. The Prism Award underlines the high level of this product development.
The Prism Award is awarded by SPIE, the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers, since 2008. SPIE presented the awards at the Photonics West in San Francisco, USA. It is the world biggest conference and exhibition for optical technologies.
Nikola Tesla Award
On November 26th 2010 Minister for Diaspora Srdjan Sreckovic awarded the six winners of national awards for the work and efforts abroad. In the field of science and innovation Dr. Nenad Marjanovic has been awarded with the Tesla Prize. Dr. Nenad Marjanovic works as a scientist in the department Printed Functionalities of Fraunhofer ENAS.
Nikola Tesla ((* 10 July 1856 in Smiljan, Serbia; † 7 January 1943 in New York, USA) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dr. Nenad Marjanovic belongs also the management board of the company Plastic Electronic GmbH. He has good standing as a scientist. He is a doctor of engineering sciences and started his professional engagement in Serbia. He is author of numerous scientific papers and monographs
The commission gave the following statement: Dr. Nenad Marjanovic contributes with his work and commitment to strengthen the intellectual diaspora network. He is supporting the development of organic electronics in Serbia by the long-term cooperation with the Vinca- Institute. Organic electronics will be one of the leading 21st century technologies.