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EIT Awards 2020: Nominees' online pitching


8 December - The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is delighted to invite you to the fully digital 2020 EIT Awards. Join us for the nominees' online pitching! 

During the online event on 8 and 9 December, we will celebrate the achievements of outstanding graduates, entrepreneurs and innovators supported by the EIT Community, highlighting their cutting-edge solutions inspiring new generations across Europe.


Innovation is at the forefront of the Green Deal for a sustainable and competitive Europe, and a core element of the Commission's post-COVID recovery strategy towards a green and digital future. 


Read here the announcement of the 28 entrepreneurs nominated for the EIT Awards 2020

The 28 nominees will compete in the following four categories that represent the driving dynamics of entrepreneurship in Europe:

  • EIT CHANGE Award, recognising top graduates from EIT entrepreneurial education programmes
  • EIT Innovators Award, highlighting teams and individuals that have developed high-impact products and services
  • EIT Venture Award, showcasing start-ups and scale-ups that have benefited from business acceleration and creation support by the EIT Community
  • EIT Woman Award, putting the spotlight on inspiring female entrepreneurs and leaders

Meet the EIT Awards Nominees 2020


Join us on 8 December for the livestream of the nominees' pitching round, interview with the innovators and/or leading EIT personalities. Watch the nominees for the EIT Awards 2020 pitch live to the jury between 10:00 - 13:00 (CET)!

10:00 - 10:40 EIT CHANGE Public pitching and live Q&A
10:40 - 11:20 EIT Innovators Public pitching and live Q&A
11:20 - 12:07 EIT Venture Public pitching and live Q&A
12:07 - 13:00 EIT Woman Public pitching and live Q&A

Online voting for the EIT Public (Citizens) Award starts on 16 November.

Watch the livestream here

Press Agenda

All the information on the media programme for Tuesday 8 December can be found below. Through specific sessions, journalists will have the opportunity to virtually meet leading participants and personalities, discover here how else will join the EIT Awards 2020.

10:00 - 13:00 Public pitching/presentation
14:00 - 16:20 Meet the EIT Awards nominees: 'speed-dating' between nominees and journalist

Full Press Agenda can be found  here.

Get in touch

If you are a member of the press and interested in speaking to an EIT representative about the EIT Awards 2020, or would like to reserve an interview in the available times above, please contact us at

For more information visit the EIT Awards website