Innovation Radar Prize 2018 – the Jury
The 20 finalists who emerge from the public voting stage of the Innovation Radar Prize 2018 will get to pitch their innovations and their plans to get them 'out of the lab and into the market' to a jury composed of a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. This "Innovation Radar pitching session" will take place on 5th of December 2018 at the ICT 2018 event in Vienna.
Forty-eight of the most promising EU-funded innovators identified by the Innovation Radar have been competing for the final where they will get the chance to pitch their innovation in front of 4 select jury members. 20 finalists in total (4 from each category) will deliver a 3 minute pitch about their innovation, organisation and future plans to make their EU funded innovation deliver impact in the market place.
The four members of the jury, a panel made of professionals with a track record in entrepreneurship, investment (e.g. Business Angels, or VCs) or experience in start-up accelerator communities are:
Their task is to award the Innovation Radar prize for the most impressive pitch in each of the 5 categories (Industrial & Enabling Tech, Excellent Science, Best Young SME, Tech for Society and Best Early Stage Innovation). They will also choose the winner of the 2018 Innovation Radar "Grand Prix" Prize. The winners will be announced on the 6th December in a special award ceremony on the closing day of ICT 2018.