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Innovation: four women entrepreneurs rewarded

Jun 26, 2018 | News

(26 June 2018) – Last Thursday (21 June), Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators, worth in total €190,000.

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The first prize of €100,000 was awarded to Gabriella Colucci from Italy for strategically innovating with active compounds for industrial applications.

Alicia Asín Pérez from Spain has won the second prize of €50,000 for her work in powering the Internet of Things, providing connected hardware solutions for our everyday lives.

The third prize of €30,000 went to Walburga Fröhlich from Austria for inventing services and products that allow people with learning disabilities to enter the workforce as paid employees.

And finally the prize in the rising innovator category of €20,000 was awarded to Karen Dolva from Norway for creating tailored communications devices for socially isolated groups.

The EU prize for Women Innovators, which is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, decorates women that have successfully started a company and brought their innovation to market.

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