EIT Innovation Forum
Thursday 04 October
Budapest, Hungary

INNOVEIT 2018, the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, will mark the EIT’s first 10 years and look ahead to an exciting future.

INNOVEIT 2018 will also host the EIT Awards and the EIT Stakeholder Forum.

We will celebrate the entrepreneurial and social achievements made by the EIT Community in its first 10 years by highlighting successful innovations and the teams that created them. INNOVEIT 2018 will inspire a new generation of young professionals by facilitating personal contact with entrepreneurial role models and showcasing how the EIT can help develop entrepreneurial careers. Those attending will have a say as to how the EIT should continue to boost innovation and tackle the biggest societal challenges across Europe in the 10 years ahead.

INNOVEIT 2018 will bring together around 350 entrepreneurs, representatives of higher education and research, EU, national and regional policy makers, as well as EIT graduates and key innovation actors.

EIT Stakeholder Forum

The EIT Stakeholder Forum is open to representatives of national, regional and local authorities, organised interests and individual entities from business, education, research, associations, civil society and cluster organisations, as well as other interested parties from across the knowledge triangle.

The EIT Stakeholder Forum:

  • Provides information on EIT and Innovation Community activities
  • Discusses and receives feedback on EIT and Innovation Community activities
  • Shares experience, good practice and results
  • Contributes to EU education, research and innovation policies
  • Ensures synergies and complementarities at EU, national, regional and local levels
  • Provides stakeholders with a platform to express their views
  • Enables interaction among stakeholders and the EIT Community

EIT Awards

Part of the EIT’s mission is to create an environment that allows entrepreneurship and innovation to flourish - both as a way of thinking and as an activity. To support this, the EIT organises annual awards to recognise and reward the successful start-ups, innovative projects and young entrepreneurial talent that Europe has to offer.

Day 1 04/10/2018 INNOVEIT 2018

1:00pm
Registration and welcome coffee

1:45pm
Welcome by the Master of Ceremonies

1:50pm
EIT@10: From concept to global impact

2:00pm
Exchange of views ‘EIT@10: what does this mean to you?’

2:35pm
Keynote speech

3:00pm
EIT Stakeholder Forum: EIT@20: Boosting innovation across Europe in the ten years ahead

4:00pm
Innovation Tour ‘Discover the latest EIT Community top innovations’ & coffee break

5:30pm
EIT Awards pitches

6:30pm
EIT Awards Ceremony and wrap-up

7:00pm
EIT@10 celebration reception

EIT AWARDS

The EIT Awards promote innovation and encourage entrepreneurs by putting the most innovative ventures, entrepreneurial graduates, innovation teams and women from the EIT Community in the spotlight. They create role models for change.

Which top innovation should win the EIT Public Award? Click on the Nominee profile to cast your vote.

Vote until 3 October and more information on the rules can be found here.

The EIT CHANGE Award recognises graduates of EIT education programmes who spur innovation and entrepreneurship, inspiring change for a sustainable future.

The EIT Innovators Award recognises teams from our Innovation Communities that develop high-impact products and services for a sustainable future.

The EIT Venture Award recognises successful start-ups and scale-ups that have been supported by the EIT’s Innovation Communities through dedicated business creation and acceleration programmes.

The EIT Woman Award recognises the outstanding achievements of women entrepreneurs and leaders from our Innovation Communities.

Meet the EIT Awards nominees 2018 here →

Click on the infographic to see it in its full glory.

Jacob Bussman (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Jacob Bussman (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC 

The Company

SeedForward

The innovation

SeedForward works on products for a sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. They have developed FREYA, an organic seed coating product. 

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Linda Grieder (CH)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Linda Grieder (CH)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Food 

The company

RethinkResource

The innovation

Circado is an industrial trading platform for industrial side-streams. It opens up the market for side-streams and thereby allow upcycling products to scale. 

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Ioannis Tarnanas (GR)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Ioannis Tarnanas (GR)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by 

EIT Health

The project

Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Service, based in Switzerland

The innovation

Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Service (ADPS) includes an iPad-based test that is able to tell if someone will develop Alzheimer's Disease within 6 years.

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Tim Kaufmann (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Tim Kaufmann (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Health

The company 

Enmodes

The innovation

Developed RAS-Q a new therapeutic approach for patients suffering from severe lung diseases. RASQ makes lung support possible without the need for a blood pump which makes mobilization of lung support patients possible for the first time. 

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Luca Ruggenenti (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Luca Ruggenenti (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT RawMaterials

The company

velaworks, based in Slovakia

The innovation

Transforming hazardous waste ashes from non-recyclable waste thermal treatments into valuable secondary raw material usable as filler and flame retardant in plastic and rubber.

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Lanfranco Marasso (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Lanfranco Marasso (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Digital

The project

CEDUS

The innovation

CEDUS developed The City Enabler, a FIWARE-based software product allowing urban service providers and local governments to actively collaborate to exploit urban data. 

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Jordi de Vos (NL)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Jordi de Vos (NL)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT RawMaterials

The company

Circularise

The innovation

An open-source distributed communications protocol that allows stakeholders to communicate about data in a secure way. Circularise allows every stakeholder to keep their competitive advantage while contributing to a circular economy.

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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Food

The project

Improve trust on fish chain, based in the United Kingdom

The innovation

A portable NIR spectrometer coupled with a mobile app to test the authenticity of the label in white fish, test the use of extra water in frozen fish and deliver the nutritional value and shelf life.

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Nóra Félegyházi (HU)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Nóra Félegyházi (HU)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by 

EIT Health

The company

Sani Nudge

The innovation

Nóra researched the German market needs for hand-hygiene monitoring for the Danish company Sani nudge. She suggested to them to shift the focus to their 'nudging' feature, which reminds healthcare workers to disinfect their hands.

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Sandro Iacovella (BE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Sandro Iacovella (BE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy

The Company 

ThermoVault

The innovation

An all-in software and hardware IoT platform for electric energy services that changes residential customers’ existing thermal appliances into an energy-saving energy storage device.

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Mahmoud Khodier (EG)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Mahmoud Khodier (EG)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Digital

The company

Slangsh, based in the Netherlands

The innovation

Slangsh is a platform that enables people to share and explore opinions by emotions. Slangsh aims to give people and businesses the power to get deep, high accurate, and easy to explore opinions and emotions.

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Egert Valmra (EE)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Egert Valmra (EE)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy

The project

UCGEN3

The innovation

UCGEN3 addressed the need for a lightweight, cost-effective and powerful energy storage system based on a new generation of ultracapacitors.

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Keith Budden (UK)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Keith Budden (UK)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC

The project

InclusivEV

The innovation

InclusivEV investigates the potential for zero emission, fully electric vehicles to be used for car sharing schemes in low income, edge of city neighbourhoods. 

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Isabella Palmgren (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee
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Isabella Palmgren (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC

The company

Mimbly

The innovation

MimBox is an add-on solution for washing machines with sensors that control water quality. When water falls within the parameters it will be stored until the next wash. 

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Estefania Tapias (CO)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee
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Estefania Tapias (CO)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC

The company: 

WeSpace, based in Switzerland

The innovation

A co-working and community space for women. Estefania also has a research group that develops scientific methods for the study and development of future cities. 

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Simone Accornero (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Simone Accornero (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy

The company

FlexiDAO, based in Spain

The innovation

Asoftware that automates energy data processing and exchanges, while combining for the first time traceability and transparency enabled by blockchain with GDPR compliant data privacy. Thanks to our software, Retailers can offer to generation and consumption units (‘prosumers’) of all sizes new value-added energy services, such as, obtaining real-time green certificates, buying electricity as a community when prices are cheaper or getting paid to help keeping the grid in balance.

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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee
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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Food

The company 

Tellspec, based in the United Kingdom

The innovation

A portable NIR spectrometer coupled with a mobile app to test the authenticity of the label in white fish, test the use of extra water in frozen fish and deliver the nutritional value and shelf life.

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Sofie Allert (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Sofie Allert (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy 

The company 

Swedish Algae Factory 

The innovation

Extracting the nanoporous silica shell material from an algae group called diatoms that blocks UV light and traps visible light as well as take up and release chemical substances efficiently. The material can enhance the efficiency of solar panels, be used as a UV filter and as an ingredient in skincare and cosmetics.

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Read the latest EIT-related news in our Newsroom.

Contact:
Caroline Vandenplas, Head of Communications Section
press@eit.europa.eu   Tel: +36 1 481 9371

Learn more about the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and our ten years of unique support powering entrepreneurs and innovators across Europe. Discover the solutions our 2018 EIT Awards nominees have developed to tackle society’s greatest challenges. Watch the nominees pitch their innovations, browse through the profiles and infographic, or check out the press release for more information. 

Get a media pass

If you’re interested in applying for press credentials for INNOVEIT, please send an email to press@eit.europa.eu

For your application to be considered, it is essential that you include:

• Information about your media organisation (visitors / readers / viewers / listeners, etc).

• What kind of coverage you have in mind for the conference.

Once we have received all the required information and if your application is accepted, you will receive instructions to confirm your participation.

Budapest, Erzsébet Square 12, 1051

Where will INNOVEIT 2018 be held?

INNOVEIT 2018 takes place on 4 October in the Akvárium Klub, which is a unique cultural centre in the heart of downtown Budapest right next to Deák tér (Square) where Metro lines M1, M2 and M3 meet.

Address: Erzsébet Square 12., Budapest  1051

How to get to the venue

We encourage everyone to use public transport. The closest Metro stop to the Akvárium Klub is Deák tér (M1, M2 and M3 metro lines), which is only one minute on foot from the venue. 

Public transport from the airport: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is approximately 20 km east of the Akvárium Klub. Direct bus line 100E connects the airport and the city centre every 30 minutes and takes about 40 to 50 minutes. For the Akvárium Klub, get off the bus at Deák tér (terminus) and walk about 100m to the Akvárium Klub. A special ticket must be purchased for bus 100E for HUF 900 (about €2.90) – other tickets or season tickets are not valid for this service. Further information regarding bus line 100E is provided by the Centre for Budapest Transport (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, BKK).

There are many other public transport options to reach the venue, so please use this trip planner to find the best option.  

Further information on public transport in Budapest

Tickets

At the airport, tickets for public transport can be purchased from customer service points of BKK in Terminals 2A (daily 8:00–22:00) and 2B (daily 9:00–21:00), from the post office, newsagents (Relay), and ticket machines at transport stops. Tickets are also available from the bus driver, but at a higher price.

All available ticket options and prices are listed here.

Mobile app to plan your journey

BKK provides an app for Android, iOS, and Windows phones to plan your journey: 

Trip planner (browser version)

A browser version for planning your journey is available here.

Guide to Budapest public transport

A summary of the most important information is available in Your Practical Guide to Budapest Public Transport.

Parking

Parking at the Whale is available to all customers. For more information and parking fees, click here.

From the airport to the city centre

Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is approximately 20 km east of the Akvárium Klub and is serviced by public transport and an airport shuttle bus.

Public transport from the airport: Direct bus line 100E connects the airport and the city centre every 30 minutes and takes about 40 to 50 minutes. For the Whale, get off the bus at Kálvin tér and walk about 600m to the Whale. A special ticket must be purchased for bus 100E for HUF 900 (about €2.90) – other tickets or season tickets are not valid for this service. Further information regarding bus line 100E is provided by the Centre for Budapest Transport (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, BKK).

Airport shuttle bus: The airport shuttle service, operated by miniBud, needs to be booked in advance and will pick you up at the arrival floor of the airport. Please find further information and individual prices on the miniBUD website.