Women Innovators 2017

Results of the 2017 contest including press kits and related documents

2017 Contest

And the winners are...

The four winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators were announced at a ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels on 8 March, International Women's Day.

Photo of the winners
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation and Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliament with the 4 winners - More photos

The winners are:

1st Prize (€100,000): Michela Magas, of Croatian/British nationality, founder of Stromatolite, Design Innovation Labs in Sweden and UK, building a new generation of incubation and creative technology toolkits for innovation. [Watch video]

2nd Prize (€50,000): Petra Wadström from Sweden, founder of Solvatten, which produces a portable water purifier and water heater that are powered by solar energy. [Watch video]

3rd Prize (€30,000): Claudia Gärtner from Germany, founder of microfluidic ChipShop, which provides “lab-on-a-chip” systems as miniaturized solutions for better diagnostics. [Watch video]

Rising Innovator 2017 (€20,000): Kristina Tsvetanova from Bulgaria, who is CEO and co-founder of the Austrian company, BLITAB Technology, has produced the first tablet for blind users, called BLITAB. [Watch video]

The winners received their prizes from Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliament.

 

Missed the award ceremony 2017? Watch a summary here!

 

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research and Innovation about the Prize:

 

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