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Bioinicia wins the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize for the category of “Best early stage innovation”

Innovation-Radar-Prize-bioiniciaThe European Commission has awarded Europe’s most promising digital innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. The awards ceremony took place at the European Commission’s ICT 2018 in Vienna, Austria on 6 December. Five EU-funded innovators secured prizes at the awards ceremony.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:“Innovation Radar puts the spotlight on the excellence of the Horizon 2020 innovators competing for this prize. It shows how EU funding is helping these brilliant innovators in transforming technology and science into tangible benefits for all Europeans. In the next programme, Horizon Europe, we propose to provide them with even more support so they can fulfil their potential and bring their ideas and products to market.”

The 2018 Innovation Radar Prize has been awarded to Gr3n for their breakthrough technology for ‘upcycling’ PET / polyester.

Winners were announced in each of the five following categories:

innovation_radar_prize_bioinicia_winner Bioinicia has been the winner of the Best early stage innovation category for the development of the first worldwide tool for electrospray coating of 3D parts with concave surfaces of insulating materials. This surface adhesion breakthrough can revolutionise efficiency of solar panels and food packaging.

The winner of the Excellent Science category is the Technical University of Denmark for their technology that can laser-print ultra-thin optical lenses for the mass market.

The winner of the Industrial & Enabling Tech category is New Infrared Technologies (Spain) for their innovative use of infrared imaging to deliver real-time control of laser power.

The winner of the Best Young SME category is Multiwave Technologies (Switzerland) for their metamaterial technology that improves the signals captured by state-of-the-art MRI systems.

The winner for the Tech for Society category is the University of Iceland for ‘Sound of Vision’, their wearable assistive system that helps visually impaired people better navigate the world around them.

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More information: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/winners-2018-innovation-radar-prize

Awards ceremony and closing remarks: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/webstreaming-ict-2018-day-3

About Bioinicia

Bioinicia are specialists in the electrospinning and electrospraying processes (EHD), and world-leading providers of premium-quality, climate-controlled electrospinning and electrospraying equipment.  Offering Contract Research and Development services and Contract Manufacturing of electrospun and electrosprayed materials under GMP certification means that we can assist you at any stage in your drug delivery product development.

Simply leverage our expertise in the electrospinning and electrospraying, from laboratory research to industrial manufacture, and advance the development of your future generation of products to the next level.

About the Innovation Radar Prize

The Innovation Radar is an EC initiative to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. 48 of the best EU-funded innovators have been identified through this initiative to compete with their EU-funded innovation in five categories for the Innovation Radar Prize 2018. These SMEs, university teams, spin-offs and start-ups reflect the diversity of EU-funded research and innovation and come from every corner of Europe.

The first stage of the competition took place over 2 weeks when the public could vote on the Futurium website for the innovators and innovations on the longlist that impressed them the most. Over 50.000 votes were cast by the public and selected the 20 finalists. The “final” took place in Vienna, where a panel of 4 judges decided the winners on the basis of a 3 minute pitch delivered during a special pitching session at ICT2018 .

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