The winners were selected through a highly competitive call with around 200 applications, for the fourth edition of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Prizes and were announced at an Awards Ceremony during the 2017 Maltese Presidency Conference by Martine Reicherts, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

  • Dr Adam Celiz, a British scientist who  built his own research programme on developing materials for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications, won the prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Dr Chiara Mingarelli, an Italo-Canadian graviational-wave  astrophysicist,  was awarded for Communicating Science

  • Kristina Bliznakova, a Bulgarian scientist working on developing a new technology for breast cancer screening, received the distinction in the  Contribution to a Better Society category.

The conference brought together researchers from various universities, European Commission officials, as well as National Contact Points and Programme Committee Members. It enabled experienced and early-stage researchers to exchange experiences and to share good practice in participating in Marie Sklodowska Curie actions.