The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is today unveiling 28 outstanding entrepreneurs from across Europe nominated for the 2020 EIT Awards.
The nominees will compete in four categories:
- the EIT Venture Award, which celebrates outstanding start-ups and scale-ups
- the EIT Change Award, which recognises top graduates from EIT entrepreneurial education programmes
- the EIT Innovators Award for individuals and teams that have developed high-impact innovative products
- the EIT Woman Award, which puts the spotlight on inspiring female entrepreneurs and leaders
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, responsible for the EIT commented:
“Through the EIT, the EU invests in its brightest innovators as they help to create a greener, healthier, and more sustainable society for Europe’s citizens. The nominees for this year’s Awards are based in 13 countries and are a testament to the EIT’s ability to identify and drive the most promising innovation projects. I congratulate them all on reaching this stage and I look forward to the EIT Awards 2020 ceremony in December.’’
Each award in the four main categories will receive a monetary prize of €50,000 (first place), €20, 000 (second place) and €10,000 (third place).
Nominees will pitch their innovations publicly online on 8 December. The winners from the five categories will be announced in a live award ceremony on 9 December.
For more information, see the EIT press release.
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