25 Nov 2021
EC announces winners of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2021
On 25 November 2021, the European Commission announced the winners of this year's edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. The prize is awarded to women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe who have founded a successful company and brought innovation to the market. It is funded under Horizon Europe und worth €100,000 in cash.
The winners, selected by a jury of independent experts, are:
- Merel Boers from the Netherlands: co-founder and CEO of NICO-LAB, a company offering cutting-edge technology to help physicians improve emergency care.
- Mathilde Jakobsen from Denmark: co-founder and CEO of Land, a digital platform that shortens and digitises the food supply chain, providing easy access to good quality food.
- Daphne Haim Langford from Israel: founder and CEO of Tarsier Pharma, a company developing disruptive medical solutions for the treatment and cure of autoimmune and inflammatory ocular diseases.
Furthermore, the Rising Innovator 2021 prize, awarded to an exceptional innovator under the age of 30, has been granted to Ailbhe and Isabel Keane from Ireland, founders of Izzy Wheels. Their company creates fashionable wheel covers for wheelchairs. Ailbhe and Isabel Keane will receive a €50,000 cash prize.