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The EIT Awards: Our Prime Innovation Competition

The EIT Awards recognise the most promising entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe

The Awards create role models for change and elevate innovations that most effectively address global challenges in climate, healthcare, digitalisation, and more.

Our Knowledge and Innovation Communities each get to select nominees to compete in four categories:

  • The Changemaker Award: Our award for the most promising EIT Community member, who acts as a role model / leader whose activities have the potential to generate a significant social impact. Check the call text here!
  • The Innovation Team Award: Our award for the best innovation team made up of people from across the knowledge triangle who have developed a unique product or service with breakthrough potential in their respective field. Check the call text here!
  • The Venture Award: Our award for the most promising venture to come out of our EIT Community acceleration or structured business support programmes. Check the call text here! 
  • The Public Award: The public votes for their top innovation! 

The EIT Awards are held during INNOVEIT, our annual innovation forum.

2024 EIT Awards Declaration of Honour

If you’re a woman innovator, compete in the EIT and EIC’s European Women Innovators Prize!

The European Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind Europe's most ground-breaking innovations. The prize awards women from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, whose disruptive innovations are driving positive change for people and planet.

The applications for the 2023 edition are nowclosed. The deadline was on 27 September 2023 at 17:00 CET. We have received a record number of 331 applications.