The Innovation Radar (IR) is a DG Connect support initiative which focuses on the identification of high potential innovations in FP7, CIP and H2020 ICT-related projects and the key organisations best placed to deliver these innovations to market. The IR supports the innovators by giving recognition, expert advice and suggesting a range of targeted actions that can assist them in fulfilling their market potential.
From the data collected during a pilot phase (May 2014 – January 2015), innovations and innovators in more than 250 ICT FP7/CIP projects were analysed. The findings have already been published in the report “Innovation Radar: Identifying Innovations and Innovators with High Potential in ICT FP7, CIP & H2020 Projects”.
From the results of this study, 14 high potential innovators have been shortlisted to compete for the first ever IR Prize, to be awarded at ICT 2015 in Lisbon (20-22 October). Their innovations cover a wide range of markets from language technologies to data management to green IT solutions to intelligent textiles.
How will the Innovation Prize be awarded at ICT 2015?
Each innovator will have 3 minutes to pitch their innovation to ICT 2015 delegates during the “Innovation Radar pitching event” in the Startup Europe Forum (Auditorium III) on Wednesday 21 October (17:30-18:30). They will also showcase their product or demo at the Innovation Radar booth, within the Startup Europe Forum area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The first ever IR Prize will be awarded on Thursday 22 October during the final plenary session.
Who are the shortlisted innovators for the IR Prize?
Find out more here.
See the ICT2015 Programme