Today in celebration of International Women’s Day, the EU Prize for Women Innovators will be announced
12 are the finalists of the Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017, rewarding the most innovative women entrepreneurs. For the first time, this year’s contest included three finalists in a new category, the “Rising Innovator”, to recognise excellence in female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under. All of the finalists had founded or co-founded a successful company based on their innovative ideas. Today, three of the finalists would be awarded with 100 000 euros, 50 000 euros and 30 000 euros, and a prize of 20 000 euros will be given to the first ever winner of the category “Rising Innovator”.
From Bioazul we want to congratulate to all the participants and to give visibility to all of them, specially to the four Spanish finalists.
África González Fernández
Prof. África González Fernández is a full professor in Immunology and Director of the Biomedical Research Center (CINBIO) at the University of Vigo in Spain. She is also co-founder of the company NanoImmunoTech, the first European company dealing with biomedical characterisation and synthesis of nanomaterials, bioconjugation and biosensing.
Gema Climent is the founder, R&D director and the only administrator of Nesplora technology & behaviour. Nesplora is a company funded with the objective of analysing human behaviour using emerging technologies. It offers a disruptive conception of evaluating human cognition and behaviour using standardized and scientifically validated virtual reality scenarios. Nesplora has revolutionised the evaluation of behaviour and cognition, making it more scientific, functional and objective.
Gemma Galdon Clavell
Dr. Gemma Galdon Clavell is a policy analyst working on the social, ethical and legal impacts of data-intensive technologies. She is the Founder and Director of Eticas Research and Consulting, a rapidly-growing organisation with international presence that brings together social scientists, computer scientists and IT experts to tackle the challenges of the data society. Using its own Data Impact Framework, Eticas works with public and private bodies to build values into technological solutions and policies. Eticas helps clients tackle the challenges and opportunities of the data society by building values into the design process of new technologies and policies.
Isabel Trillas Gay
Isabel Trillas Gay is full Professor at the Faculty of Biology, Universitat de Barcelona and has co-founded the spin-off Biocontrol Technologies, S.L. for the development (from the isolation to market) of her discovery, a pesticide based on the natural microorganism, Trichoderma asperellum strain T34, to control crop diseases. In Biocontrol Technologies she is partner, member of the direction committee and Scientific Adviser.
We wish you luck.