2020 Awards

The nominees for the EIT Awards 2020 have been announced!

This year’s Awards ceremony will be held virtually on 8 and 9 December, showcasing the achievements of successful graduates, entrepreneurs and innovators supported by the EIT Community.

The EIT Awards 2020 nominees show the EIT Community’s diversity, with many backgrounds represented: 28 innovators from 13 different countries have been nominated for their endurance and creativity, recognising their ground-breaking products and services accelerating Europe’s transition to a greener, healthier, and more digital future.

Discover all the nominees and their innovations

The EIT recognises the outstanding achievements of members of its Innovation Communities (KICs) through four categories:


EIT CHANGE Award

 

The EIT CHANGE Award celebrates graduates of EIT-labelled education programmes who spur innovation and entrepreneurship and bring about a change in the areas of climate change, digitalisation, energy, health, and raw materials addressed by the EIT and its Innovation Communities.

Prize money is EUR 50 000 for the winner, EUR 20 000 for the second place and EUR 10 000 for the third place.


EIT Innovators Awards

 

The EIT Innovators Award recognises KIC innovation teams composed of individuals from across the knowledge triangle that have developed a product, service or process with a high potential for societal and economic impact.

Prize money is EUR 50 000 for the winner, EUR 20 000 for the second place and EUR 10 000 for the third place.


EIT Venture Award

 

The EIT Venture Award puts the spotlight on successful entrepreneurial start-ups that have been supported by the innovation communities through dedicated business creation or business development processes.

Prize money is EUR 50 000 for the winner, EUR 20 000 for the second place and EUR 10 000 for the third place.


EIT Woman Leadership & Entrepreneurship Award

 

The EIT Woman Leadership & Entrepreneurship Award recognizes the outstanding work and achievements by an exceptional woman from the EIT Community.

Prize money is EUR 50 000 for the winner, EUR 20 000 for the second place and EUR 10 000 for the third place.


Who can apply?

The competition is restricted to members of the EIT Community as indicated above.

What do EIT Awards nominees get?

  • Targeted media exposure via a dedicated EIT Awards promotional campaign
  • Online training prior to the event to sharpen pitch training and social media skills

Now it’s time to apply and pitch during the 2020 EIT Awards (8 December 2020) - all for a chance to win … one of the 2020 EIT Awards! 

For questions about the EIT Awards please email us

Deadline for submission: 31 August at 23:59 CET

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