2016 Awards

The EIT recognises the exceptional achievements of members of its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) through three categories in the annual EIT Awards:

  • The EIT CHANGE Award celebrates graduates from EIT labelled education programs who spur innovation and entrepreneurship and bring about a change in the thematic areas addressed by the EIT and its KICs.

  • 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.

  • The EIT Venture Award puts successful entrepreneurial start-ups that have been supported by the KICs through a dedicated business creation or business development process in the spotlight.

Who can apply?

The competition is restricted to members of the EIT Community as indicated above. Applications are now closed. 

What do EIT Awards nominees get?

  • Targeted media exposure via the EIT promotional campaign;

  • Live-training prior to the event to sharpen presentation skills;

  • Time to pitch and present during INNOVEIT 2016 (Budapest, 25 and 26 April) - all for a chance to win … the EIT Awards! 

For questions about the EIT Awards please contact: EIT-Awards@eit.europa.eu

EIT Awards 2016 - Meet the Nominees Brochure

EIT Awards Yearbook 2016 - Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship

Watch the videos below to see the 2016 EIT Awards winners.