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Awards that Headwall Photonics has won throughout the years

We are honored by these recognitions as a long-time manufacturer of spectral imaging components and systems that demand high precision and consistency as well as performance in the field and on the production line. Our systems are used every day by customers for color measurement, monitoring the environment, detecting contamination in food, and precision agriculture.
Cartoon stick figures accepting awards, along with different types of awards

Recent Awards

R&D 100 Award Logo

The R&D 100 Award, often referred to as “The Oscars of Innovation” and the “Nobel Prize of Engineering,” is the only science and technology awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies, and materials for their technological significance that are available for sale or license.

Logo for the Optical Society

The Optical Society Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award was presented to Headwall for successful development of the state-of-the-art Chlorophyll Fluorescence Sensor for airborne imaging solar-induced fluorescence (SIF).

Prism Awards Winner logo

The SPIE Photonics Prism Award is an annual international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market.

Laser Focus World 2020 Innovators Awards Platinum Honoree logo

Headwall was honored as a Platinum Honoree for Detectors and Imaging, part of the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards. This competitive program allows Laser Focus World to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the photonics community this year.


The Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards Gold celebrates machine vision/imaging products.

Eddies Award Finalist logo

The Eddies, formerly the New England Innovation Awards and first launched in 1986, celebrates the introduction of a groundbreaking product or technology.

EcoVadis Bronze Award Medal 2023

The 2023 Ecovadis Sustainability Rating Bronze Medal is awarded to companies that achieve a minimum score of 30 in each of the four themes: environment, ethics, labor and human rights, and sustainable procurement.