GOM Education Award

Create an Innovative 3D Scanning Lab Experiment

Standard lab experiments can be boring, so use the ATOS 3D Scanner from GOM and prepare your own experiments. An international expert jury will evaluate all experiments. The best proposal can win EUR 3,000 and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

The GOM Education Award is an international competition for students. Your lab experiment should arouse interest in 3D metrology, explain the technology and show the application. Inspire peer students to learn about new aspects of optical 3D metrology and to use the knowledge in new applications.

In addition to the money, the winner gets access to industry professionals at the GOM 3D Metrology Conference 2017 by presenting his work to representatives from renowned international companies.

Full-field 3D scanning has become an industrial standard in reverse engineering and quality assurance. The ATOS 3D scanner from GOM is an industrial, high-resolution optical coordinate measuring system. It delivers accurate 3D measuring data at high speed, thereby improving the entire production chain – from design through to production and subsequent maintenance.

Registration deadline: June 15, 2017

Entry Deadline of proposal: June 30, 2017

The winner will be contacted by mail until September 1, 2017.

Award Ceremony: September 2017 at the GOM 3D Metrology Conference in Braunschweig, Germany.

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Registration GOM Education Award

Further participants

If you participate as a team (of max. three members), please name all members.

Each participant has to fill in this form individually.


  • Use of ATOS 3D scanner which you need to organize at your institution
  • The lab experiment should be reproducible in every standard lab
  • Your lab experiment should fill a lab time of 120 min
  • A preparation time (e.g. homework) of max. 60 min
  • Complete description/tutorials for the lab experiment must be provided in English
  • Available tutorials (e.g. GOM Inspect Video Tutorials) can be reused
  • Presentation in 5-8 min (e.g. PPT or movie) of your proposal should be provided

The best lab experiment will be judged on the basis of the following points:

  • Usage and applicability of the lab experiment for students
  • Aspects of self-study and proven feasibility to finish the lab-experiment in 120 min
  • Innovative ideas concerning the setup, approach and didactic aspects are welcome
  • Didactic aspects: appropriate media used, background provided
  • Further: cross-over learning and encouragement to do more than is required
  • Completeness and clearness of description/tutorials
  • Presentation (type, length)


  • Students and student groups (up to three members) from schools, vocational schools, universities and universities of applied sciences at time of submission.
  • No GOM employees allowed.

Attendance is free. The jury's decision is final and not subject to legal recourse.


If you should have any questions, please send an email to education|at|gom.com.