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The Innovation Radar

The Innovation Radar is an initiative supported by the European Commission focussing on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 projects.

What is the Innovation radar?

The Innovation Radar is an initiative of the European Commission focused on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 projects. It supports innovators by suggesting a range of targeted actions to assist them in fulfilling their potential in the market. It is an initiative that involves:

  • Assessing the maturity of innovations developed within the FP7 and H2020 projects and identifying high potential innovators and innovations (using a model developed by JRC-IPTS)
  • Providing guidance during the project duration in terms of the most appropriate steps to reach the market
  • Supporting innovators through EU (and non-EU) funded entrepreneurship initiatives to cover specific needs concerning networking, access to finance, Intellectual Property Rights, etc.

The overall winner of the Innovation Radar Prize 2016 was the Dutch SME Intrinsic ID.

Three other innovators were also awarded during the Innovation Radar 2016 ceremony in Bratislava during ICT Proposers' Day 2016.

The first ever Innovation Radar Prize was awarded in 2015 to Broadbit, a Slovakian SME.

Who can benefit from the Innovation radar?

The Innovation Radar covers all ICT research and/or innovation projects that the Commission has launched under Horizon 2020. It also covers ICT projects launched under FP7 and CIP. Therefore, innovators participating in one of these projects can benefit.

The potential innovations and/or innovators are identified with the help of external innovation experts and based on objective criteria discussed in the project reviews. The best innovators will be promoted through the Digital Single Market webpages in order to gain visibility among potential investors, users and buyers.

Last updated on 06/10/2016 - 15:14


Pim Tuyls's picture
At ICT Proposers' Day 2016 in Bratislava, Intrinsic-ID was awarded the prestigious EU Innovation Radar Prize 2016.
Thomas Skordas's picture
The Future and Emerging Technology Programme proves once more its value in stimulating farsighted research as INTRINSIC-ID, one of its former participant, wins the Innovation Radar Prize.
Gerard De Graaf's picture
The public's decision is in! From a longlist of 40 dynamic European innovators, people have chosen the 16 who will now compete in Innovation Radar Prize final. Come and meet them at the ICT Proposers Day event in Bratislava where they will pitch their innovation to an expert jury!
Roberto Viola's picture
Roberto VIOLA
We want to promote EU innovators with ground-breaking innovations. That's why I'm very happy that the Slovak SME Broadbit is the first recipient of the European Commission's Innovation Radar Prize. With EU-funding, Broadbit has developed a new battery technology that has disruptive potential to deliver major societal and economic impact.
Andras Kovacs's picture
At ICT 2015 in Lisbon I accepted the Innovation Radar Prize on behalf of my company Broadbit. We are a Slovak SME developing intelligent battery technologies. Winning this prize has not only given us visibility but also credibility and confidence for our discussions with investors who can help us get this innovation to market.
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