Women Innovators 2011

Results of the 2011 contest

2011 Contest

Photo of the Winners at the 2011 Ceremony
Award ceremony in 2011. From left to right: Ilaria Rosso (3rd prize winner), José Manuel Barroso (President of the European Commission), Gitte Neubauer (1st prize winner), Fabienne Hermitte (2nd prize winner), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science), Antonio Tajani (EU Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship)


1st prize winner: Gitte Neubauer (Germany)

Photo of the Winner Co-founder CELLZOME, Vice-President Research Operations. Her groundbreaking research into chemo-proteomics is driving her company’s work on new, better targeted drugs against inflammatory diseases and cancer.
Watch her video portrait
Read her interview

2nd prize winner: Fabienne Hermitte (France)

Photo of the Winner Co-founder IPSOGEN Senior Director, Research and Development - Regulatory Affairs, a pioneer in personalised healthcare diagnostics, which allow more individualised treatments for cancer patients.
Watch her video portrait

3rd prize winner: Ilaria Rosso (Italy)

Photo of the Winner Co-founder ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS, Vice-President of IP Policy and Public. Her company developed the first self-recharging hydrogen fuel cell system for backup power - a clean, renewable alternative to lead-acid batteries and diesel generators.
Watch her video portrait


Read more about the winners of the 2011 competition.  PDF icon 609 KB

Video presenting the EU Prize for Women Innovators and the first winners