The Innovation Radar (IR) is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Using the radar, 48 of the best EU-funded innovators have been identified to compete with their EU-funded innovation for the Innovation Radar Prize 2017.
The public is invited to vote online for their favourite innovators from among these 48 in order to find the top 20, who will then get to compete in the Innovation Radar final, at the ICT Proposers’ Day event in Budapest (taking place on 9 November 2017).
Nominees are grouped into five categories:
- Tech for Society – recognising technologies impacting society and citizens
- Excellent Science – cutting-edge science underpinning tomorrow’s technolgical advances
- Industrial & Enabling Tech – the next generation of tech and components supporting industry
- Best Young SME – recognising dynamic young SMEs (established in 2011 or later) who are developing great innovations with EU-funding
- Best early stage innovation – recognising innovations showing promise at early stages of EU-funded projects
This public vote will decide which 4 innovators go forward from each category to the final (the top 4 in each catergory in terms of votes secured go through to the final). The 20 finalists will then get to pitch their plans for going to market with their EU-funded tech to a jury of experts at the ICT Proposers’ Day in Budapest (9 November 2017).
The jury will decide on one winner from each category. From the 5 category winners one overall ‘Grand Prix’ winner will be chosen by the jury who will be featured on a euronews programme about their innovation and its market potential.
SOURCE: European Commission Futurium