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Awards Information

Each year SLAS hosts and recognizes several award winners who represent the best of the Society’s programs and mission. A summary of awards appears below. Watch this page for additional information on the awards and application processes as they are announced.

For Presenters

2020 SLAS Innovation Award
The SLAS Innovation Award is a $10,000 cash prize recognizing one exceptional podium presenter from SLAS2020. This award recognizes exceedingly innovative science or research, and the potential for contributing to the advancement of life sciences technology and/or discovery.

Tony B. Academic Travel Award
Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and junior faculty (less than four years in first academic appointment) may apply for this prestigious travel award. The applicant must be the primary author of a submitted abstract and must present their research in either a poster or podium presentation at the conference. Those selected receive complimentary travel, shared lodging and registration to participate in SLAS2020.

SLAS Student Poster Award
The SLAS Academic Poster Award recognizes the innovative research by students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and junior faculty (less than four years in first academic appointment) who are chosen to present a poster during SLAS2020.

For Exhibitors

SLAS Ignite Award
The SLAS Ignite Award recognizes the best start-up or emerging company exhibiting within Innovation AveNEW, a specially designated area within the Exhibition. Companies selected to exhibit within Innovation AveNEW, and who opt-in to compete for the SLAS Ignite Award, will be judged by an SLAS panel on a combination of key concepts, including their marketing plan, market presence and potential; funding prospects; plan for growth and the existence of a balanced company leadership, among other qualities.

SLAS New Product Award
All SLAS2020 exhibitors who will be presenting new products at the event are encouraged to participate in this competition. The product entry must be less than one year old in its current form (since SLAS's previous annual conference) to be considered.


Innovation Award
2019 SLAS New Product Award winners representing Stilla Technologies.
Ignite Award
2019 SLAS Ignite Award winner from SEED Biosciences
Student Poster Winners
2019 SLAS Student Poster Award winners

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