CooperVision begins search for FORCE Student of the Year 2020

Southampton, United Kingdom, 30th November 2019 – Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has today launched the eighth cycle of the FORCE Student of the Year competition. This year promises to be the largest event yet with students from across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) invited to join the competition and ultimately compete in the…

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CooperVision awards 2019 FORCE Student of the Year

Southampton, United Kingdom, May 2019 – Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has announced that the 2019 FORCE Student of the Year is Juliette Papin, a third year student from the Institut Supérieur d’Optique (ISO) Nantes France. This year’s FORCE (Future Ocular Research Creativity Event) final took place at CooperVision’s Centre of Innovation in Budapest, Hungary…

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CooperVision awards FORCE Student of the Year 2018 as teams from outside Europe compete for the first time

Southampton, United Kingdom, May 2018 — Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has awarded the title FORCE Student of the Year 2018 to Laura Valencia and Pablo Arlanzón, students from the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. The sixth FORCE (Future Ocular Research Creativity Event) final took place at CooperVision’s Centre of Innovation in Budapest, Hungary on 12…

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CooperVision begins search for FORCE Student of the Year 2018

Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has launched the sixth cycle of the European FORCE Student of the Year competition. The Future Ocular Research Creativity Event (FORCE) is an annual competition in the field of contact lenses, pitching the very best students from colleges and universities all over Europe and beyond, against each other to become…

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CooperVision rewards FORCE Students of the Year for research into eye cosmetics and contact lenses

Southampton, United Kingdom, June 2017 — Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has awarded the title FORCE Student of the Year 2017 to Sara Picarazzi and Alessandra Rossi, students from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy. The winning project, presented by Sara Picarazzi and supervised by Silvia Tavazzi, evaluated the absorption of eyeshadow in soft…

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CooperVision awards 2016 FORCE Student of the Year

Teams from nine countries competed in the 2016 CooperVision FORCE Student of the Year final at the Centre of Innovation, Budapest, Hungary Southampton, United Kingdom, May 2016 — Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has announced that the 2016 CooperVision FORCE Student of the Year is Izabela Garaszczuk, a student from Wroclaw University of Technology in…

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May the FORCE be with you

“May the FORCE be with you!” There could not have been a better phrase to start the final European Force Contest. FORCE stands for Future Ocular Research Creativity Event, highlighting the power of innovation, creative ideas and dedication to learning which are part of the daily routine of every contact lens specialist. This was the…

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European FORCE Student of the Year final

We delighted to announce that the final of the first European FORCE Student of Year took place in Nice on the French Riviera (23rd March). The event was attended by students from eight European countries: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK. A total of 60 European students took part and…

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Swedish victory in the Nordic FORCE final

The competition was tough, but finally Sweden’s Lovisa Pettersson was named the winner in the Nordic semi-final of the newly created FORCE competition. Arrangers CooperVision, the jury and the competing students were all extremely satisfied with the first edition of FORCE (Future Ocular Research Creativity Event). The competition united ophthalmology and optometry students from institutions…

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2013-14 CooperVision Student Scholarship

The launch of Force 2012-13 was a success. Several markets in Europe chose to take part and talented students from many universities devoted enormous energy and commitment to developing their own concepts and projects with the emphasis on contact lenses. The time has now come to start Force 2013-14. Come with us and shape the…

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