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The 2024 EIT Awards finalists revealed!

Nine finalists have risen through the 14 February EIT Awards Semi-Finals. They will enter the EIT Awards' grand finale as the most promising innovators in the EIT Community, Europe's largest innovation network.

The EIT Awards serve to shine a light on the talent of students, innovators, and entrepreneurs across Europe. Their unique innovations are all designed to tackle specific global challenges in the fields of climate, energy, digitalisation, food, health, manufacturing, urban mobility and raw materials.

Each of the three contestants in each of the three categories will head to the EIT Summit at the EGG in Brussels, Belgium on 20 February 2024 to compete for the top spot on the podium and a monetary prize:

  • 1st Place: EUR 50 000
  • 2nd Place: EUR 20 000
  • 3rd Place: EUR 10 000

And you, the public, will get to choose your favourite innovators from among this year's nine finalists for our fourth category: the EIT Public Award. Check our website to get your vote in by 20 February! Vote for your favourite nominee by heading directly to their page and submitting your vote by email:

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From Portugal to Finland, our nine finalists head to Brussels

The EIT Changemaker Award, which celebrates and recognises the best role model and leader from within the EIT Community's education programmes, and whose activities and achievements have the potential to generate a significant social impact.

  • Alba Forns (Spain), nominated by EIT InnoEnergy for her company's climate finance impact investing platform which makes it easier to invest in renewable energy projects and potentially earn a return.
  • Axel Rimbaud (France), nominated by EIT Urban Mobility for his Chilean road safety NGO's work to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road crashes to zero.
  •  Mohamed Elamir (Egypt and Finland), nominated by EIT RawMaterials for his company's cellulose-based biofoams, which serve as a sustainable alternative to plastic foams

The EIT Innovation Team Award, which celebrates and recognises the innovation team – made up of researchers, academics, and entrepreneurs – that developed the best unique product, service or process with high added value and breakthrough potential in their respective fields.

  • Altris AB (Sweden), nominated by EIT InnoEnergy for their sodium-ion batteries, ideal for light electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
  • Biosimulytics (Ireland), nominated by EIT Digital for their quantum physics-based, AI/ML-powered pharmatech platform, which improves the speed, scale, novelty, and success rate of drug development
  • HIQ-CARB (Germany), nominated by EIT RawMaterials for their bio-based and low carbon footprint nanomaterials which can improve the safety and longetivity of battery-powered devices.


The EIT Venture Award, which celebrates and recognises the company with the greatest potential to generate a significant impact on citizens, specific markets, innovation ecosystems, and the economy overall, addressing major societal challenges.

  • Enline (Portugal), nominated by EIT InnoEnergy for a digital twin that provides a seven-day forecast of operations and up to a year of predictive vegetation and landslides monitoring.
  • inHeart (France), nominated by EIT Health for their human heart digital twin system, which identifies intervention targets before surgery and enhances precision medicine in cardiology.
  • ReCatalyst (Slovenia), nominated by EIT RawMaterials for their Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), which can help decarbonise the energy and transportation sectors.

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