EMVA Young Professional Award 2022 – Call for Application

Prestigious industry award rewards outstanding work with prize money, presentation at EMVA Conference in Brussels and free pass for European Machine Vision Forum 2022.

The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award endowed with 1500 Euros to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing.
It is the goal of the European Machine Vision Association EMVA to support further innovation in our industry, to contribute to the important aspect of dedicated machine vision education, and to provide a bridge between research and industry.
The winner of the award will be announced at the flagship 20th EMVA Business Conference 2022 taking place May 12th – 14th in Brussels, Belgium, and will have the opportunity to present the awarded work to the machine vision industry leaders from Europe and abroad. The presentation will then be published by the international machine vision press.

In addition to the honor of the EMVA Young Professional Award endowed with 1500 Euros and the publicity for the research work is a free conference pass for the EMVA Business Conference as well as the coverage of all travel cost to Brussels and a free pass for the 2022 European Machine Vision Forum in Ireland.

With our award, we would like to specifically encourage students and young scientists to focus on challenges in the field of machine vision and to apply latest research results and findings in computer vision to the practical needs of our industry. Previous winners of the award have continued to achieve great success in the vision industry and benefited from the high profile the award brings.

The criteria of the works to be presented for the EMVA Young Professional Award are:

  1. Outstanding or innovative work in the field of vision technology. Industrial relevance and collaboration with a company during the work is required. The targeted industry is free of choice.
  2. The work (master thesis or PHD thesis or equivalent level research) must have been undertaken within the last 18 months at, or in collaboration with, a European institution. Meanwhile the student may have entered the professional field.

To apply please submit the following materials to the EMVA President, Dr Chris Yates, at ypa(at)emva.org latest until March 31st, 2022:

  • A two-page abstract summarizing the innovation and the intended commercial benefit
  • A one-page CV
  • A copy of the master thesis or PhD thesis. If not yet finished or under publication restrictions, please provide at least one accepted publication

Supportive letters of research supervisors and/or any collaborating company are welcomed but not mandatory. Among the papers the EMVA Board of Directors, representing the European Machine Vision Industry, will select the winner of the award.

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As soon as we have received your application, we will contact you regarding the required application documents for the jury .

Statement of Mr. Tolga Birdal, winner of the 2016 Young Professional Award: "In my perspective, the award signifies that the work is of benefit to an important and highly qualified community. This is an invaluable personal reward. Being selected by the renowned EMVA jury legitimises the worth of what I do and gives me huge encouragement. Moreover, the EMVA is made up of individuals and companies from all over Europe, creating an exclusive machine vision network. Getting introduced into such a network is certainly an honour and holds great potential for my future career."

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