The nonprofit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH of Ditzingen, Germany, has opened the competition for its international Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis for outstanding research in applied laser physics in production technology. The biennial competition is open to any individuals or project groups that have completed a research paper in the field. Three prizes, including the first prize of $20,000, will be awarded in November. The application deadline is May 31. To request an application, contact Birgit Roller of Trumpf Inc. by phone at (734) 354-9770, Ext. 201, or visit the foundation's Web site, www.leibinger-stiftung.de.