On the evening of September 9, the ninth award ceremony of the prestigious Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis for applied laser technology was held in Ditzingen, Germany. Amongst the prize winners were the two researchers, Prof. Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna and Dr. Garrett Cole, CTO of Crystalline Mirror Solutions. They were honored for their disruptive crystalline coating technology which the two researchers had developed at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science & Technology. The so-called crystalline supermirror technology reflects laser light with less disturbances than previously used materials and enables exceptionally precise measurements of space and time. In his laudation, nobel prize winner Theodor Hänsch emphasized the wide field of application for the technology in science and industry. The company Crystalline Mirror Solutions, founded by Aspelmeyer and Cole in 2013, supplies customers all over the world with the crystalline supermirrors. The award is endowed with € 20.000.