At an award ceremony in Brussels, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and MEP Eva Kaili announced the four winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators are:
- 1st Prize (€100,000): Ms Gabriella Colucci (Italy), founder of Arterra Bioscience, a research-based biotech company focused on the discovery and production of active compounds for industrial applications, in particular cosmetics and agriculture.
- 2nd Prize (€50,000): Ms Alicia Asin Perez (Spain), co-founder and CEO of Libelium, a company in the hardware solutions market for the Internet of Things.
- 3rd Prize (€30,000): Ms Walburga Fröhlich (Austria), founder and CEO of atempo, a social business company that invented services and products that allow people with learning disabilities to enter the workforce as paid employees.
- Rising Innovator (€20,000): Ms Karen Dolva (Norway), co-founder of No Isolation, a company with the single purpose of creating tailored communications devices for groups that are socially isolated.
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