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2017 Awards

It's time to start thinking about the annual EIT Awards!

The EIT recognises the exceptional achievements of members of its innovation communities through three categories in the annual EIT Awards.

Find out who the nominees for the 2017 EIT Awards are!

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The EIT CHANGE Award celebrates graduates of EIT-labelled education programmes who spur innovation and entrepreneurship and bring about a change in the areas of climate change, digitalisation, energy, health, food and raw materials addressed by the EIT and its innovation communities.

  • Prize money is EUR 15 000 for the winner.
Templates - CHANGE Award

The EIT Innovators Award recognises innovation teams composed of individuals from our innovation communities that have developed a product, service or process with a high potential for societal and economic impact.

  • Prize money is EUR 50 000 for the winner.
Templates - Innovators Award

The EIT Venture Award puts the spotlight on successful entrepreneurial start-ups that have been supported by the innovation communities through dedicated business creation or business development processes.

  • Prize money is EUR 50 000 for the winner.
Templates - Venture Award

The EIT Awards play an important role in celebrating achievements and successes, identifying role models to strengthen Europe’s entrepreneurial culture and increasing opportunities for the development of EIT Award winners.
What do EIT Awards nominees get?
  •       Targeted media exposure through an EIT promotional campaign;
  •       Training prior to the event to sharpen presentation and media skills;
  •       Time to pitch and present during INNOVEIT 2017 (Budapest, 15-17 October) - all for a chance to win … the EIT Awards! 
What's the deadline?

The deadline for applications closed on 31 May 2017.

The EIT Awards Nominees list will be published on 24 July.
Who can apply?

The competition is restricted to members of the EIT Community as indicated above.

For questions about the EIT Awards, please contact: EIT-Awards@eit.europa.eu


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