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Europe’s top new innovators honoured at EIT Awards

Leading entrepreneurs recognised by jury at INNOVEIT 2016

Europe’s top new innovators, the EIT Awards winners, were honoured at a ceremony on Monday evening as part of INNOVEIT 2016.

INNOVEIT 2016 is a two-day innovation forum organised by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which this year gathered more than 350 entrepreneurs and innovators from across Europe.

Three awards were presented, highlighting the most successful start-ups, the most innovative projects and the best young entrepreneurial talent that Europe has to offer.

Sweden-based entrepreneur Allen Ali Mohammadi won the EIT CHANGE Award, which recognises Europe’s newest crop of entrepreneurs and the ideas they generate, for his Complex Disease Detector.

The EIT Venture Award, which celebrates breakthrough innovations and exciting start-ups, was given to Florian Schneider, a Netherlands-based entrepreneur who is co-founder of Nerdalize, which heats houses with computer power.

The Innovators Award, for developing an innovative product, service or process with an outstanding potential for positive societal and economic impact, was given to Norbert Kuipers, a Dutch national who worked with Climate-KIC to develop a system for using waste and renewable heat for clean water production and indoor air control.

INNOVEIT 2016 concludes on Tuesday with further discussions on how Europe’s entrepreneurs, researchers, academics and policy-makers can join forces to boost innovation in Europe.

Read the press release below.