Company Submission

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Enter the 2nd Annual

Company Submission Form

Tell Us About Your Enabling Technology

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014
Judging Criteria
Submissions will be judged by members of the OSA Corporate Associates Committee who will take the following into consideration when making the winning selections:
  1. Impact on Society – Demonstrate the economical, behavioral, and human impact on Society
  2. Uniqueness – How do you differentiate your technology from others?
  3. Creativity – Inspire the judges with your story
Contest terms of entry (pdf)

Complete the questions below to tell the story about the impact your technology has made on Society.

Note:  The below form cannot be saved.  Consider preparing your submission in a Word document (to meet the character limits below) and then copy and paste your entry.


Each of the below questions has a character limit – be brief with your answers, but a dramatic and creative story counts!

  1. Describe the profound impact your technology – as part of an end-user product – has had on Society.  How has the population been impacted by your technology.  This could be behavioral, economical, societal, etc.
    Character Limit: 1000
  1. Tell us about how your technology is unique?  What makes it stand out? How do you differentiate it from other similar technologies?
    Character limit: 1000
  1. When first launched, did your technology make a transformational change for the end-user or was it an advancement of the prior art? Describe this.
    Character limit: 750
  1. Give a specific example (with company names) of the buying chain for your product/technology once you sell it to the next level buyer.  Provide an example of the succession of companies your product goes through, ultimately to get to an end-user.  Example:  We produce a component that we sell to a laser systems manufacturer (name the company) who sells it to a medical OEM (name the company), who then sells it to a hospital (name the hospital).
    Character limit: 750
  1. In which vertical market(s) would you classify the end-users of this technology?

  1. If other, please write in the specific market:
  1. Give us your one sentence “elevator pitch” you would use to tell a non-technical person about your technology and the critical role it plays in Society.
    Character limit: 300
  1. Surprise Us!  What else should we know about your product/technology?
    Character limit: 500
  1. Attachments are welcome but not required.  These could be photographs, videos, PowerPoint files, website links, etc. that further demonstrate the value of your technology.  Limit of 3.

    If you experience a problem uploading your file(s), please complete your submission here and contact OSA at for access to our dropbox account to upload your file.

  1. I agree to the rules, terms, and conditions of this contest which includes partnering with OSA in any promotional or press outreach efforts.  Please read complete rules for details. 
  1. Anti-Spam Form Check:
  1. Review Submission
    Take a look at your completed questions and then hit the “Submit Now” button below.

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    If you experience a problem with your submission, please contact OSA at

Watch special video overview of contest winner Trojan Technologies’ optical solutions. Click here to view the video in a larger format.


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