The European Commission has just launched the Innovation Radar Prize 2017. Vote now for your favourite innovator!

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The Innovation Radar Prize 2017 recognises and champions excellence in new technologies and innovations. 48 of the best innovators, identified by the Innovation Radar, compete for the prize. The Innovation Radar have been identifying innovators around Europe developing great innovations in EU-funded research and innovation projects. The innovators come from every corner of Europe: there are small and medium enterprises, university teams, cross-border research teams, spinoffs and start-ups.

Reflecting the diversity of EU-funded research and innovation programmes they are competing in 5 different categories: Industrial & Enabling Tech, Excellent Science, Best Young SME, Tech for Society and Best Early Stage Innovation.

Over the next 4 weeks the European Commission is running a campaign to highlight these 48 innovators and their innovations. Starting today you can vote on our website for the innovators you think are most deserving of this prize. This public vote will decide which 20 innovators from the original 48 will get to pitch their market ambitions to a jury of experts. The Innovation Radar Final will take place at the Information and Communication Technology Proposers Day event in Budapest on 9 November 2017.

So, take a moment to learn more about the great innovations and the teams behind them and vote for your favourites.

Why Innovation Radar?

Europe's Horizon 2020 programme, with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion, is one of the world’s largest public funded research and development programmes. It supports a huge community of researchers and innovators across Europe to develop new advances in technology and science. The Innovation Radar is an initiative which facilitates the discovery of great new technologies and innovations funded under Horizon 2020 and its predecessor programme FP7.

The Innovation Radar methodology was developed by DG CONNECT of the European Commission together with the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre.