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SLAS Innovation Award

Mission Statement

The SLAS Innovation Award is a $10,000 cash prize recognizing the work behind one exceptional podium presentation at the SLAS Annual Conference. The award recognizes work that proves to be exceedingly innovative and contributes to the exploration of technologies in the laboratory, exceeds a benchmark or milestone in screening or the lead discovery process, or demonstrates an advanced and integrated use of mature technologies.

What are we looking for?

SLAS is searching for podium presentations from academia, government and industry broadly consisting of innovative advances such as:

  • a fundamental study to develop new technology for the laboratory,
  • a new application of technology to laboratory automation or screening, or
  • a use of technology to solve a unique problem.


The award consists of a $10,000 check presented to the winning presenting author (see rules and regulations: monetary disbursement). Subject to SLAS requirements and the approval of the SLAS Awards and Grants Advisory Committee, the winning presenting author is also 1) invited to join the judging panel for the following year, and 2) invited to participate on the Annual Conference Program Committee for the following year's SLAS Conference. Additionally, the winner is granted a complementary one-year membership to SLAS. The award winning work will be featured in an issue of SLAS Technology and/or SLAS Discovery following the conference.

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