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Europe's most promising innovations to compete for up to 50,000 EUR at the EIT Awards 2024

The nine finalists for the EIT Awards 2024 have been announced. Everyone can now vote for their favourite finalist until Feb 20th and watch the awards ceremony online.
Europe's most promising innovations to compete for up to 50,000 EUR at the EIT Awards 2024

For 10 years, the EIT Awards have been honouring the region's innovations — and the talented entrepreneurs behind them — addressing the most pressing global challenges. The EIT Awards is one of the key initiatives of the EIT, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology, whose goal is to support and encourage the next generation of European innovators. 

The finalists of this year's EIT Awards have now been announced, and the winners in the four categories – Innovation Team Award, Changemaker Award, Venture Award, and Public Award – will be determined by an expert jury and public vote. The grand finale will be held on Feb 20th during the EIT Summit in Brussels, with remote live streaming available, and an opportunity to see the EIT community in action.

Let's take a look at the nine finalists (in alphabetical order) that will be on stage next week, their projects and the people behind them. Your vote can be decisive in determining who gets the EIT Public Award and a 10,000-50,000 EUR monetary prize. Vote now for your favourite at

EIT Innovation Team Award


Support program: EIT InnoEnergy

Country: Sweden 

A team specializing in sodium-ion batteries, particularly its Fennac® cathode material, to revolutionize battery technology. Fennac offers competitive battery performance and lower production costs, making it suitable for energy storage systems and light electric vehicles.


Support program: EIT Digital

Country: Ireland

A research project creating a pharma tech platform using quantum physics and AI/ML to enhance drug development in terms of speed, scale, novelty, and success rate.


Support program: EIT RawMaterials

Country: Germany

A team that produces sustainable and resource-efficient nanomaterials for high-performance batteries. These materials enable faster-charging electric vehicles, extended battery lifespans for mobile phones, and enhanced safety and longevity for battery-powered devices.

EIT Changemaker Award

Alba Forns Albuixech 

Support program: EIT InnoEnergy

Country: Spain

COO and co-founder of Climatize, an impact investing platform simplifying investment in renewable energy projects while supporting frontline communities.

Axel Rimbaud  

Support program: EIT Urban Mobility

Country: France, Chile

The creator of MEL – a Chilean road safety NGO – endeavors to eliminate fatalities and severe injuries resulting from road accidents. This goal aligns with a broader vision to create safer and more sustainable transportation infrastructure, promoting active mobility and the use of public transport.

Mohamed Elamir 

Support program: EIT InnoEnergy

Country: Egypt & Finland

Co-founder of Woamy, which specializes in cellulose-based biofoams, offering a sustainable alternative to plastic foams with superior strength, insulation, and shock-proofing.

EIT Venture Award


Support program: EIT InnoEnergy

Country: Portugal

Sensorless Digital Twin technology powered by advanced analytics and AI algorithms to optimize power transmission asset monitoring. This solution provides forecasts for operations and predictive monitoring for vegetation and landslides. 


Support program: EIT Health

Country: France

Transforms cardiology through an AI-driven digital twin of the patient's heart, created from pre-operative CT and MRI scans. This innovation identifies intervention targets before procedures, enhancing precision medicine in cardiology.


Support program: EIT RawMaterials

Country: Slovenia

Recognized as the Slovenian Start-up of the Year 2023, ReCatalyst is revolutionizing hydrogen technology by developing customizable platinum alloy catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs). The team aims to overcome scalability and cost challenges tied to precious metals like platinum.

Join the awards ceremony and cast your vote

The EIT aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation across Europe and beyond. Now, it’s the general public's chance to support this mission by voting for the ideas nominated. Find out more details about the finalists here and cast your vote now by clicking here.

If you can't join the award ceremony in person, you're invited to follow it online. Live streaming will be available on the EIT YouTube Channel on Feb 20th, from 10am CET.

Let's come together to support and celebrate the remarkable innovators shaping our future!

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