Date: 09/11/2017 (09:30-11:00)
The Innovation Radar Prize 2017 recognises and champions excellence in new technologies and innovations, from 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, spin-offs and start-ups. In the 2 pitching sessions the 20 finalists will pitch their innovations to a jury of investors and professionals active in Europe's startup ecosystem. They are competing in 5 categories, with 4 finalists in each category:
- Excellent Science
- Best Young SME
- Best early stage innovation
- Industrial & Enabling Tech
- Tech for Society
In this session there will be a total of ten 3 minute pitches delivered. There will be pitches from:
- All 4 finalists of the Excellent Science category
- All 4 finalists of the Best Young SME category
- 2 finalists of the Best early stage innovation category (the other 2 finalists in this category pitch in the next pitching session which takes place at 11:30 on Nov 9th).
At 4pm in the afternoon of Nov 9th there will be an award ceremony the winners will be announced.
The 20 finalists come from the original longlist of 48 innovators. The 20 finalists are those who were in the top 4 of each category in terms of votes secured in the public vote.
The winners will be chosen by a jury of four members. The jury members are professionals with a track record in entrepreneurship, investment (e.g. Business Angels, or VCs) or experience in start-up accelerator communities. The jury members are:
Recording of the session
Coordinator: Eoghan O'NEILL (European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium)