The awards ceremony took place at the European Commission’s ICT 2018 in Vienna on 6 December, 2018.
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.
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, spinoffs 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 .
The M-Cube Project represented by Institut Fresnel and Aix Marseille University on one hand and by Multiwave Technologie on the other hand participate in 2 catogories : Excellent Science (won by the Technical University of Denmark) and the Best Young SME won by our M-Cube partner MULTIWAVE;
The European Commission’s Innovation Radar is about finding excellence across all the EU funded research and innovation projects. It identifies high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in projects that have received investment from Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme. So far, more than 2000 innovative organisations have been included in the Innovation Radar.