Past Awards

2013 Awards

Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship!

The EIT Awards 2013 were part of an event championing innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe, which took place on 12 November 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.

While the Venture Awards moved into their second year, 2013 welcomed the new CHANGE Awards, which were launched to celebrate the young entrepreneurs of the future.

Details of the 2013 nominees for each of these awards can be found here (Venture and CHANGE) whilst information about the judging panel here.

A full list of event speakers can be found here.

Further details about the 2013 Awards can be found in the following publications and in the video below:

2012 Awards

The EIT Awards 2012 were held on 21 February 2012, in partnership with the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL, a Belgium not-for-profit association that manages the Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) programme.

The event culminated in a day-long conference at the Royal Academy of Science in Brussels, which focused on how to unlock Europe’s innovation potential and the various challenges European entrepreneurs face.

A day before the conference, the award nominees were invited to attend a training course to help them successfully present their business and prepare for their pitch at the conference.

The programme for the conference can be found here.

Details of the speakers at the conference can be found here.

During the conference, the 2012 nominees gave three-minute “elevator” pitches to present their ideas to the judging panel. They then took part in Q&A sessions with the other nominees from their KIC, talking about their ambitions, challenges, etc.

The 2012 winners were announced at the end of the day, and the ceremony was followed by a reception and gala dinner at the Palais D’Egmont in Brussels.

Download the EIT Awards 2012 yearbook.