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January 2020 – Call for Proposals for Semikron’s Innovation Award & Young Engineer Awards 2020

Published on: 02/01/2020

Last call for projects, prototypes, services or novel concepts nominations for this year’s awards

Semikron's Innovation Award 2020 by GD Rectifiers

Semikron’s 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.

Semikron’s Innovation Award & Young Engineer Awards 2020

Both prizes have been initiated and are donated by the Semikron Foundation, which is awarding the prizes in cooperation with the European ECPE Network.

The Semikron Foundation aims to motivate people of all ages and organisations 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 Semikron Innovation and Young Engineer prizes 2020 will be awarded in the frame of the ECPE Annual Event in March 2020 in Berlin.


A single person or a team of researchers can be awarded, the Innovation award includes prize money of €10,000 and the Young Engineer Awards for researchers who have not completed their 30th year of age includes prize money of €3,000.


For anyone wanting to enter the awards, proposals must be written in English language, comprise of 3-5 pages in total and the email subject should be titled ‘Semikron Innovation Award’.

Proposals should be sent to Thomas Harder, General Manager of ECPE via email: The receipt of your proposal will be emailed over to you immediately.


The deadline for submission closes on 15/01/2020.


GD Rectifiers is an authorised distributor for Semikron’s products and offer customers a wide selection of: semiconductors, including: diodes, IGBT modules, IGBT drivers, MOSFETs,

rectifier bridges, SiC hybrid power modules, SiC power modules, thyristors and thyristor diode modules, power assemblies and heat sinks.


For further information on Semikron’s comprehensive range of electronic components please call GD Rectifiers on: 01444 243 452 or email:


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