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EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019

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Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas announced at the VivaTech conference in Paris the four winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.  

The winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators are:

  • Irina Borodina (Lithuania), co-founder and CTO of BioPhero, a biotech company producing pheromones as a safe, affordable and effective alternative to pesticides.
  • Martine Caroff (France), founder and CSO of two biotechnological companies: LPS-BioSciences, which specialises in bacterial endotoxins for vaccines, in vitro diagnostics, cosmetics as well as medical devices and HEPHAISTOS-Pharma which develops immunotherapy for oncology.
  • Shimrit Perkol-Finkel (Israel), co-founder and CEO of ECOncrete Tech, a company that provides environmentally sensitive concrete products on which life can grow thereby enhancing the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructures.

The three winners all received €100 000 for their work.

The Rising Innovator 2019 is:

  • Michela Puddu (Italy), co-founder and CEO of Haelixa, a company that uses intelligent DNA-based tracing solutions to ensure ethical and transparent business practices, with special focus on sustainable products such as organic cotton. 

Ms Puddu received €50 000 for her results.

Commissioner Moedas said:

“I am honoured to share this moment of recognition with such amazing innovators. They show the unlimited talent present in Europe and the importance of women entrepreneurs. I hope that with this prize, our winners will go on to inspire many other women to create innovative businesses.”

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/prizes/eu-prize-women-innovators/eu-prize-women-innovators-2019_en

Kategorien: Fördermaßnahmen; Europa und Internationales; Europa; Wissenschaft Aktuell