2020 EIT Awards: nominees announced!

Publication date: 20/10/2020

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

In addition, you can vote for your favorite innovation in the EIT Public Award from 16 November onwards. See the full list of nominees and their innovations

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

Header image: © European Union, 2020.