|China||Award Winner of Health care sector innovations & Innovation of innovations||The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University||Ischemia-free organ transplantation marks the arrival of the "warm organ transplantation" era||Ischemia-free organ transplantation, with systemic device and surgical innovation, transplants a door organ completely avoiding the IRI and significantly improving transplant outcomes.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Award Winner of Potential innovations||Advanced Systems In MOBility, S.L.||Digitization and automation of the regular road safety inspection for vertical traffic signs.||Regular inspections of traffic signs today is being done manually. ASIMOB automates this task with new technology (IoT, AI), significantly improving incident detections, and optimizing maintenance tasks.|
|Russia||Award Winner of Potential innovations||National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"||Flywheel energy storage device with high-temperature superconducting suspension||Flywheel energy storage device with a contactless magnetic suspension based on Meissner effect in high-temperature superconductors is a new environmentally friendly and efficient way to save energy.|
|Israel||Award Winner of Circular economy and carbon neutrality innovations||UBQ Materials Ltd.||UBQ Advanced Waste Conversion; landfill-destined waste transformed into a bio-based thermoplastic.|
UBQ converts unsorted household waste – food, paper, cardboard and mixed plastics, into a sustainable raw material substituting oil-based plastics in product manufacturing.
Our motto: Why waste waste?
|Czech Republic||Prize Winner of Circular economy and carbon neutrality innovations||SILON, s.r.o.||Development of a new high-tech product||Thanks to continuous innovations, SILON has developed high-quality polyester fibre “SOFISIL”, which is produces from PET bottles collected from the ocean and its coast.|
|Finland||Prize Winner of Circular economy and carbon neutrality innovations||Vaisala Oyj||GROUNDBREAKING IN SITU INSTRUMENT FOR BIOGAS MEASUREMENT||MGP261 Multigas Probe is the world’s first in situ instrument that can measure multiple gases in demanding biogas process conditions where repeatable, stable, and accurate measurement is essential.|
|Russia||Prize Winner of Circular economy and carbon neutrality innovations||BMPower and National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute" (academic partner)||Zero-emission and lightweight air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell power sources for drones and robots||BMPower air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell are an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, which allows storage of up to 5 times more energy per unit mass of the power sources, thus increasing the drones flight time up to 12 hours (depending on the type).|
|Sweden||Prize Winner of Circular economy and carbon neutrality innovations||Solar Bora AB||Next generation Solar Home System (NextGenSHS) with a circular business model||Solar Bora develops NextGen SHS to deliver grid quality electricity to areas of no grid. This enables cooking with induction stoves and productive usage of the electricity!|
Spain, Basque Country
|Prize Winner of Health care sector innovations||GOGOA Mobility Robots S.L||HANK exoskeleton by GOGOA Mobility Robots|
HANK exoskeleton is a medical device for the recovery of motor functions for patients with neurological problems due to spinal cord injuries, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke.
|Spain||Prize Winner of Health care sector innovations||CORIFY CARE SL (Corify)||ACORYS© Innovative and cost-effective medical device to characterise cardiac arrhythmias and improve interventions|
The goal of Corify is the development and commercial exploitation of a medical device that solves one of the main problems of cardiovascular clinical practice: the prognosis and treatment of patients with Atrial Fibrillation, an arrhythmia that affects more than 10 million of patients in Europe.
|China||Award Winner of Education sector innovations||China Mobile Group Zhejiang Co.,Ltd.Hangzhou Branch||5G-based remote VR visiting and teaching application||The 5G-based VR remote teaching & quarantine remote visitation platform is an immersive VR teaching platform.Combined with 5G, cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence algorithms, it can conduct one-to-many virtual reality teaching on the hospital LAN or remote Internet. The platform allows doctors from different regions to gather in a virtual space. Expert doctors can quickly ask and answer students' questions; students can learn professional knowledge more intuitively in the virtual world.|
|Estonia||Prize Winner of Education sector innovations||Tallinn Health Care College||Roof garden “Hands-on”|
The container garden has been created on the roof of Tallinn Health Care College´s (THCC) new wing. Plants of various purposes are cultivated there – medicinal herbs, poisonous plants, aromatic plants etc. Educational aspect is considered when choosing the plants that are being introduced to THCC students and the public – plants as well as their characteristics, options to use and risk factors. Generated biowaste is composted and no synthetic plant protection products are used for plant cultivation. Virtual environment PlantsMap has been introduced to allow distance learning and to facilitate learning, consisting of garden´s database and information about the plants (photo, location, name, description). Every plant growing in the garden has been tagged with the name of the plant and QR-code leading to the database. The garden also has a recreational function, and several seminars of various curricula are conducted there.
The aim is to share evidence-based information about plants and their effects, to introduce options for growing the plants and options for their use, and to conduct scientific studies with the plants cultivated in the garden. Students involved in scientific studies are included to popularise scientific approach among the public, and training materials are composed.
|Latvia||Prize Winner of Education sector innovations||Red Cross Medical College of Rīga Stradiņš University||Hospital work simulation for Health care students in College environment||Classroom workshops for health care students are topic or field based. But real hospital routine is multidisciplinary. During the Covid-19 lockdown students faced lack of possibilities to practice at the hospital. Therefore, we developed a simulation where most activities that take part in hospital are built in classroom environment.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Award Winner of Public sector innovations||EUSKAL TRENBIDE SAREA||Acoustic mini-barrier for low-speed railway lines.||Acoustic mini-barriers provide noise reduction better than traditional noise abatement solutions, without the need for foundations or large works, with minimal visual impact, and at very competitive prices.|
|China||Prize Winner of Public sector innovations||State Grid Suzhou Power Supply Company||AI-based Dynamic Lightning Protection System in Power Distribution Network||A lightning protection technology utilizes lightning tracking, AI forecasting, distribution network control and renewable energies coordination to improve the power reliability and stability.|
|Russia||Prize Winner of Public sector innovations||JSC "Electronic Moscow"||Moscow innovation ecosystem (testing of innovative solutions)||The project presents a concept for the comprehensive development of innovation in the urban environment. The concept includes synchronizing the work of the city, innovation developers and participants of the innovation infrastructure for conducting pilot testing of new solutions at urban and commercial facilities.|
|Czech Republic||Award Winner of Business innovations (Micro & startup companies)||Berkhof Construction s.r.o.||Automatic X-ray inspection and imaging device||The new Berkhof X-rad product offers product control in fully automatic mode. Thanks to the new generation X-ray detector, it is possible to detect even light materials and fine internal defects, which has not been possible until now.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Micro & startup companies)||ntClick Soluciones Tecnológicas Sl||Development of the Tooling Control platform: innovative product (R + D + i product)||Development of the Tooling control platform: an integrated solution with RFID technology for the traceability control of combined variable elements and safe data optimization in the manufacturing sector.|
|Spain||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Micro & startup companies)||SKROLLER S.L.||Skroller, the e-scooter backrest.||Skroller S.L. (skroller-belt.com) is a spanish startup that has developed and patented an innovative backrest for electric scooters|
|Spain, Basque Country||Award Winner of Business innovations (Small and Medium sized enterprises)||Alias Robotics, S.L.||RIS: Robots Immune System|
RIS is a Robotic Endpoint Protection Platform (REPP) that detects, stops and reports on threats affecting these cyberphysical technologies. It protects robots and their components against malware and malicious attackers.
|Czech Republic||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Small and Medium sized enterprises)||Radalytica a.s.||Quality 4.0 - Robotic non-destructive inspection using NDT imaging methods. – “RadalyX”||A unique robotic platform capable of non-destructive testing in a wide area of interest across industries with the possibility of immediate evaluation thanks to various imaging options that can be combined.|
|Finland||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Small and Medium sized enterprises)||PiBond Oy||Silicon-Rich Materials for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication||PiBond developed novel resist solution that simplify EUV lithography. This increases the throughput, improves the yield and enhances the quality of EUVL process. Also the need of chemicals is reduced.|
|Spain||Arward Winner of Business innovations (Large companies)||TSK Electronica y Electricidad, S.A. “TSK”||SIXPERIENCE: Virtual reality-based system for the operation and maintenance of industrial facilities|
SIXPERIENCE is a virtual reality-based system allowing the verification and actuation of every element of an industrial installation through an immersive virtual environment.
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Large companies)||SORALUCE S.COOP.||DWS – Dynamic Workpiece Stabiliser||Device that eliminates chatter that is usually generated when machining flexible workpieces. That chatter is caused by the excessive flexibility of the workpiece.|
|China||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Large companies)||Dell (China) Company Limited||Dell Digital Quality Command Center (DQCC)||Establish a decision system through big data analysis to enable the visual display of real time quality data of all production processes, intelligent detection and prediction of any quality abnormity, and automatically manage quality activities in digital way.|
Eco-friendly manufacturing of healthy foods based on fruits and vegetables, without any chemical preservatives, through a business model and production based on the circular economy, in which ugly vegetables are given a second chance outside that would otherwise be discarded.
The project has significantly increased the steam quality, seismic capacity and life time of steam generator for HPR1000 Nuclear Power Plant, creating over $700 million revenue, and tremendous social & environmental benefit.
|Spain||Award Winner of Social and health care sector innovations & Innovation of innovations||ADVANCED MARKER DISCOVERY, S.L. (AMADIX)||Colofast, innovative test for the early detection of colon cancer through liquid biopsy||Test for the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer - even years before the tumor is formed - by means of a blood test as a substitute for invasive screening techniques.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Award Winner of Potential Innovations||TOLOSALDEA INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE ORGANISATION||SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR AUTOMATED SCREENING FOR DIABETIC RETINOPATHY||Software was developed to automatically detect diabetic retinopathy in population screening programmes. Simplifying the process, improves the quality of care and the efficiency of the health system.|
|China||Prize Winner of Potential innovations||State Grid Suzhou Power Supply Company||Development of Smart Cable Management System||Combining the Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and Mobile Internet, a smart cable management system is developed.|
|Prize Winner of Potential innovations||Fujitsu Greenhouse Technology Finland Oy||Continuous development of cultivation data ecosystem in gutter hydroponic horticulture greenhouse||Create a service for new style of reliable and low cost urban agriculture for huge and micro plant factories so that “anyone could make food anywhere”.|
|Finland||Award Winner of Responsible & renewable innovations||Norsepower Oy Ltd||Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution||Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution, helps freight and passenger vessels to reduce fuel costs by 5 % to 20 %, by enhancing the propulsion system of a vessel by using wind as an auxiliary propulsion measure|
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize Winner of Responsible & renewable innovations||A&B Laboratorios de Biotecnología||Biological product for in situ bioremediation of groundwater contaminated with hydrocarbons||Ecodesigned product , with psychrophilic bacteria, that degrade hydrocarbons and produce biosurfactans. Meets the requirements to be considered Best Available Technique and promotes circular economy.|
|China||Prize Winner of Responsible & renewable innovations||Luoyang Ship Material Research Institute||Development of the Wholly Home-made LNG (liquefied natural gas) Vaporizer||The project broke through a number of key technologies and completed the research and development of the wholly domestic LNG vaporizer, with its performance at the international advanced level and a mark of the end of the Japanese product monopoly, and has filled the domestic gap.|
|Russia||Prize Winner of Social and health care sector innovations||Dearest doctor LLC||Method of Stimulation of the Central Nervous System of Newborns and Children at Early Age||The method of stimulation of the central nervous system of newborns and young children, including the impact of incoherent polarized light of the "Bioptron" device using red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple color filters.|
|South Africa||Prize Winner of Social and health care sector innovations||Kirkonsult (Pty) Ltd||Carbotect|
The Carbotect™ technology was originally developed to address the lack of a rapid, reliable, high-specificity, cost effective and user friendly diagnostic test to verify cleaning procedures in high risk food and beverage facilities. This was required to support the essentially reactive microbiological testing which is the current benchmark in most factories.The sensitivity of the same test to detect ultra-low levels of organic contaminants (>50ppb) inclusive of the bi-products of microbial growth and biofilms has expanded the use of the product to include proactive biofilm detection and verification of the sanitary status of both process and product water. Finally, the capacity to detect organic contaminants has provided a definitive platform to proactively detect, monitor and control the presence of residual organic allergens (nuts, soya, milk and egg etc.) all of which pose a significant health risk to allergen susceptible consumers.
|Estonia||Award Winner of Education sector innovations||Tallinn School No. 21||Specialised classes in Entrepreneurship and Robotics|
Specialised classes in Entrepreneurship and Robotics follow the new curriculum that has innovative subjects such as Robotics and entrepreneurship well integrated with Maths and Natural Science. The syllabus is a good model to schools in Estonia as it is unique in our country. The orientation of study provides the students opportunities to develop their skills and craft to become successful future citizens worldwide. The skills we develop are: Digital- Technical, Maths, Natural Science, communicion and study skills. In order to teach and train the students a new innovative and highly technological studio was formed. Many Estonian and foreign guests are greatly interested in The LEGO® Innovation Studio (#EduInnoLab Robotics Laboratory). The studio is a perfect example of contemporary teaching-learning practice in e-Estonia. Tallinn School No. 21 has been awarded with the Entrepreneurial School 2017. The Entrepreneurial Schools Award is a European recognition of the best schools in entrepreneurship education.
|China||Prize Winner of Education sector innovations||Beijing Institute of Space Long March Vehicle||Development of a Virtual Training System for Measuring Quality Characteristics||The virtual training system for quality characteristic measurement turns the complex test operation into realistic simulation animation, which greatly improves the training efficiency.|
|Finland||Prize Winner of Education sector innovations||Eyon Inc.||KitSat||KitSat is a small and affordable educational satellite. It can be used in realistic satellite operation simulations and as a practical way of space technology education.|
|Spain||Award Winner of Public service innovations||TERUEL AIRPORT BROCHURE||The largest and most innovative aircraft parking centre and MRO airport platform in Europe||Largest MRO airport centre in Europe, with parking space for more than 250 aircraft, maintenance, recycling, tests, flying school, R&D, aviation, aeronautics training and rocket engine testing.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize Winner of Public service innovations||EUSKAL TRENBIDE SAREA||Supervision of level crossings by means of Computer Vision||A computer vision system that increases safety at level crossings by detecting, in real time, hazards to railway traffic, allowing immediate actions to avoid accidents.|
|China||Prize Winner of Public service innovations||China Mobile Group Zhejiang Co., Ltd.||Malignant Phone Calls Prevention Platform||This innovative project builds a platform for malignant phone calls prevention based on cloud platform and big data, which can effectively intercept all kinds of sales promotion, harassment and fraud calls, and give timely notification to suspected victims.|
|China||Award Winner of Business innovations (Micro & startup companies)||Electric Power Metering Center of State Grid Tianjin Electric Power Company||Automatic Sorting and Recycling of Dismantled and Returned Electric Meters||A sorting and recycling system that can automatically process a massive number of dismantled and returned electric meters and maximize the efficiency of recycling|
|Israel||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Micro & startup companies)||AppsVillage||AppsVillage app creation platform|
AppsVillage has developed a unique platform that enables businesses to easily build a mobile app based on their Facebook page. AppsVillage provides users with an app with features customized to their business’s needs.
With AppsVillage app, businesses can create, manage and monitor their own app: notify customers about new offers and updates; post special deals that can be purchased from the app; let customers book appointments; stay in touch with customers with one-on-one chat; track and analyze user impressions, activity, and sales revenues; and more.
|Spain||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Micro & startup companies)||FICOSTERRA, S.L.||Agriculture: Seaweed and microorganisms biotechnology as a new paradigm for fertilization||With a combination of seaweed extracts and microorganisms, ficosterra´s proprietary technology BCB (Biological Crop Booster) enables a better harnessing of soil nutrients to the plant, thus resulting in more efficient crop yield.|
|Finland||Award Winner of Business innovations (Small and Medium sized enterprises)||Genelec Oy||The Ones – acoustically innovative coaxial three-way loudspeaker family||The innovation is a scalable loudspeaker design that implements a three-way coaxial loudspeaker working across the full audio band. The construction is novel and nothing similar can be found on the market.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Small and Medium sized enterprises)||EGA MASTER S.L.||CUSTOM INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING IN SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY FOR HIGH ADDED VALUE INDUSTRY||An unprecedented new business line of turnkey custom industrial solutions engineering for high added value industry.|
|China||Prize Winner of Business innovations (Small and Medium sized enterprises)||Optical Manufacturing Center of Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics & Electricity (OMC-BISME)||Space Optical Development System Based on Intelligent Manufacturing||Establishing an intelligent manufacturing system for space optical components and achieving upgrading development capability.|
|Finland||Award Winner of Business innovations (Large companies)||Vaisala Oyj||Vaisala viewLinc Monitoring System – Safeguard your invaluable pharmaceutical assets anywhere 24/7||ViewLinc Monitoring System uses industry-best sensors and wireless technology to ensure the storage conditions of critical assets such as medicines and vaccines in pharmaceutical warehouses and labs.|
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize of Business innovations (Large companies)||IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCIÓN SA||Innovation in the location of faults and characterization of faults in medium voltage networks||A system which allows locating and repairing faults in the distribution lines more quickly, saving staff costs and lack of su pply and also reducing dangers derived from faults.|
|China||Prize of Business innovations (Large companies)||DELL (China) Limited Company||Digitalized & Intelligent Quality Management System||Drive the digital transformation of traditional manual quality issue management, to enhance the efficiency of quality issue handling and reduce the issue cycle time.|
Innovation of Innovations
Award Winner of Health Care Sector Innovations
Gilead Portfolio for Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) treatment, the revolution in the natural history of a disease
The Gilead Portfolio for CHC treatment offers the most efficacious treatments, simplified with a limited toxicity profile and high tolerability, improving the curation rates compared to the other available alternatives.
Award Winner of potential innovations
LED TAILOR INNOVA7ION Oy / S1 Sähkö Oy
Disinfection of crops and improvement of seed germination with high-intensity blue LED light
Using state of the art LED blue light technology for disinfection of crops. Illumination with blue light eliminates crop pathogens, improves quality and germination of the crop.
Prize Winner of potential innovations
State Grid Suzhou Power Supply Company
Suzhou Power Demand Side Management under the Framework of Smart Grid
The company established intelligent power information platform, developed clean energy and energy-saving transformation and realized the goals of peak load reduction, fair right of power consumption and independent management of Smart Grid.
Award Winner of Responsible & Renewable Innovations
SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY SL
Wireless Detection System for Hydrocarbon Leaks
Hydrocarbon leak detection system that allows the continuous, remote and wireless monitoring of the presence of contaminants in the underground area of any facility.
Award Winner of Responsible & Renewable Innovations
Stora Enso Packaging Oyj
EcoFishBoxTM – a fish package that saves both nature and costs
EcoFishBox corrugated board packages made from renewable wood fiber are an environmentally friendly option for styrox (EPS, expanded polystyrene) packages widely used in the fish industry.
Spain, Basque Country
Award Winner of education sector innovations
Cooperativa de Enseñanza Colegio Vizcaya
“Cooking the Science”: the kitchen laboratory as a comprehensive and integrating learning tool
The innovation was to create a kitchen laboratory as a way to make students get closer to the scientific knowledge, so they develop healthy habits through practice and collaborative learning involving the whole school community to do so.
Prize Winner of education sector innovations
RĪGA STRADIŅŠ UNIVERSITY
Student Training System with 3D Moog SIMODONT® Dental Trainer (Moog SIMODONT) at the Faculty of Dentistry
It is a high-end dentistry simulation & training system. It helps students to improve their skills & to master the principles of cavity preparation; it helps the teaching staff to assess the progress made by a student. Innovation is usage of it as obligatory part in the studies, not just as possibility to improve learning process.
Award Winner of public services innovations
Beijing Institute of Space System Engineering
A High Accuracy Gravity Value Corrector
Based on four technical innovations and nine-rectangle-grid quality management method, we developed a new gravity value corrector, which can improve gravity value correction accuracy by more than 50%.
Spain, Basque Country
Prize Winner of public services innovations
Osakidetza Basque Health Service
Mobility and Nursing. Medical APPs and Lightweight Tablets. Bedside Innovation
Development of medical APPs for lightweight tablets for nursing-related uses at the patient's bedside, providing the information needed to perform care-related procedures both safely and efficiently and to help in decision making.
Award Winner of social and health care sector innovations
Gilead Portfolio for Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) treatment, the revolution in the natural history of a disease
The Gilead Portfolio for CHC treatment offers the most efficacious treatments, simplified with a limited toxicity profile and high tolerability, improving the curation rates compared to the other available alternatives.
Prize Winner of social and health care sector innovations
Estonian Health Insurance Fund
Introduction of a nationwide drug-to-drug interaction assessment functionality in the digital prescription information system
Estonian Health Insurance Fund has built an e-service based on the drug-to-drug interaction database INXBASE – RISKBASE so as to provide to Estonian doctors and pharmacists a free-of-charge option of assessing drug-to-drug interaction. The objective of assessment of drug-to-drug interaction is to improve treatment quality and patient safety. The service is integrated with digital prescription system which is used by all medical institutions.
Award Winner of business innovations (micro and startup companies)
The first hybrid propulsion system for aircrafts in the world
The system converts the aircraft into a hybrid, adds 40 cv (metric horsepower) and improves flight safety. Furthermore, it enables the aircraft to be flown in 100% electric mode, in the event of the failure of the combustible engine. The system is rechargeable while in-flight.
Prize Winner of business innovations (micro and startup companies)
OIG Power s.r.o.
Three-phase hybrid system CES BATTERY BOX for accumulation and distribution of electric power from renewable resources
A smart home power plant that links the generation of electric power from renewable resources with its storage in batteries is an optimal energy management that covers household consumption at the desired time, not just at the time of generation.
Award Winner of business innovations (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises)
New method for processing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), where bitumen is separated from the aggregates, and a processing plant that implements this method.
Prize Winner of business innovations (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises)
Humanoid robot Pepper for Telia
Telia Estonia new headquarters included humanoid robot Pepper as a guest recipient in first phase. In near future we’ll develop the robot of being able to carry out the role of the tour guide of Telia new building as well as a customer service assistant.
Award Winner of business innovations (large companies)
Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
Emission free underground drilling jumbo DD422iE for better productivity, safer working environment
Reduction of underground engine emissions is one of the top long term priorities in underground mining industry. This innovation provides completely emission free drilling jumbo concept.
Prize Winner of business innovations (large companies)
MVM Paksi Atomerőmű Zrt.
Introduction of a 15-month operating cycle for VVER-440 type nuclear power plant units
The Paks Nuclear Power Plant has been the first in the world to extend the operating cycle of VVER-440 type nuclear power plant units, thus improving safety, economy and decreasing environmental load.
Innovation of innovations
Award winner of potential innovations
|Volvo Construction Equipment||HX1 - Future Hauler Concept|
A new revolutionizing concept of a future autonomous hauler. The HX1 is autonomous and uses electric propulsion.
|Finland||Award winner of business innovations (micro & startup companies)||NOOA Global||NOOA|
NOOA is a SaaS platform that helps managers to lead organizational change through gamification and engagement.
|Israel||Prize winner of business innovations (micro & startup companies)||Quality Line Production Technology Ltd||QualityLine Real-Time Manufacturing Intelligence technology ("QRMI")|
Monitoring technology & Manufacturing Intelligence adapted to any existing production lines in the electronics Industry to improve manufacturing line yield, reduce manufacturing costs and increase efficiency.
|Israel||Award winner of business innovations (SME companies)||AccuBeat Ltd||TIME FIREWALL|
An innovative device that enables detection of spoofing attacks and provides secure synchronization time from GPS receivers. The device provides for protection of the timing signal from GPS from these hazards.
|Hungary||Prize winner of business innovations (SME companies)||DAK Steel Construction Ltd.|
Innovative Hungarian products in the field of road safety
|A competitive, light, but also safe steel road restraint system family, which is compatible with the existing ones the country. The focus in the development was on simplicity, less elements, simple installation and maintenance, which altogether allow a low-cost operation.|
|Czech Republic||Award winner of business innovations (large companies)||SKODA JS, a.s.||Neutron flux sensors and/or thermocouples disposal device|
The device's purpose is to extract and dispose of non-functional channels of neutron flux sensors and thermocouples from nuclear reactor protection tubes block.
|Finland||Prize winner of business innovations (large companies)||Metsä Fibre Oy||"The Mills of the Future" operational model|
A new operating model for production. It is based on shared leadership and self-directed teams, and it promotes a customer-oriented approach within the production organization.
|Finland||Award winner of public sector services||City of Espoo||“Ropsu” robot, Espoo’s first digital home care worker|
The home care project explores the use of a software robot for replacing human labor. Based on the project results, a decision will be made on the use of digital workers in routine operations that require precision.
|Israel||Prize winner of public sector services||Bezeq||"Smart Places"- Smart Urban Management Framework|
Smart Places is an innovative solution for state-of-the-art urban management of the various municipal services, aimed at improving service to residents.
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize winner of potential innovations||Hospital Santiago (OSAKIDETZA)||Kit for positron emission tomography (PET) image-guided biopsy|
This device allows the needle to be guided accurately during the PET-guided biopsy process. The system comprises a stereotactic frame and software, which virtualizes the position of the needle, thus allowing the biopsy to be performed.
|Israel||Award winner of social and health care innovations||NovellusDX||Functional Annotation for Cancer Treatment (FACT)|
A novel cell-based cancer diagnostic platform to support clinical decisions in the cancer care process platform. The product is an assay which identifies known and unknown active gene mutations as well as their response to drugs, and thus can provide functional information to physicians for treatment options.
|Spain, Basque Country||Prize winner of social and health care innovations||FEKOOR Coordinating Federation for Persons with Functional and Organic Disabilities of Bizkaia||FEKOOR-ETXEGOKI Social and technological innovation in the support system for persons with disabilities|
Apartments for people with physical incapacity with a personalized support system, automated technology and environmental control, for the promotion of personal autonomy and social inclusion.
|Lithuania||Prize winner of social and health care innovations||Republican Vilnius University Hospital||The development of “green line service” for acute stroke patients and its implementation daily practice|
Green line service allows to start acute stroke patients’ treatment with minimal in-hospital delay and it is first and very important step to improve the quality of acute stroke patients service.
|Finland||Award winner of education sector innovations||City of Espoo||School as a Service experiment - general upper secondary education on the Aalto University Campus|
Creating new kinds of learning conditions – not school as a building. The flexible learning spaces are located on the university campus, where learning takes place interactively by sharing resources.
|Estonia||Prize winner of education sector innovations||YFU Estonia NGO||Smart YFU (Nutikas YFU)|
“Nutikas YFU” is a tool to map volunteers’ competences, their job and work opportunities within YFU Estonia and their expectations to value and enrich the diversity of volunteers to be more aware of their skills and knowledge.
|Latvia||Prize winner of education sector innovations||Latvian Judicial Training Centre||Tailored made In-house software program “Training information system”|
Training Information System (TIS) is a software to optimize registration for seminars, provide immediate electronic evaluation for seminars, serve as a library of audio and video recorded training sessions and other training materials, ensure collection and analysis of necessary data of attendance for the reporting purposes and serve a planning tool for administrative purposes of the LJTC.
|China||Award winner of responsible & renewable innovations||Beijing Research Institute of Precision Mechatronics and Controls||A 6 DOF (Degree Of Freedom) robotic arm with high accuracy to clean up space debris|
The development of a high accuracy, 6 DOF robotic arm, which based on digital design system and advanced simulation tools, is designed to clean up space debris in the earth orbit.
|Hungary||Prize winner of responsible & renewable innovations||HungaroControl Pte. Ltd. Co.||Hungarian Free Route Airspace||In accordance with the contents of its Social Responsibility Programme with maximum consideration given to environment protection aspects, HungaroControl Pte. Ltd. Co. was the first in Europe to design and introduce in its entire en-route airspace the use of airspace free of fixed routes, as technological innovation.|
Innovation of innovations
Award winner in category of micro enterprises
|AutoAgronom Israel Ltd||Autonomous irrigation controller||An advanced and unique controller which governs autonomously the irrigation and fertigation of crops. As the proprietary algorithm and sensors refer to plants root zone’s oxygen availability, it provides for the optimal quantity and timing of irrigation and fertigation and so it generates savings of around 50% in water and fertilizers while increasing yields.|
|Finland||Prize winner in category of micro enterprises||Dust Shelter Oy||Dust Shelter product family||Reusable dust shelters for construction sites. Cost effective solution for controlling construction dust and emissions and protecting the environment. Fulfills EU directive concerning dust and emissions control and protection during construction.|
|Hungary||Award winner in category of Small and Medium sized Enterprises||evopro Bus Kft.||MODULO, innovative concept for urban and suburban transportation||MODULO electric bus family is based on glass-fibre composite technology, have integral body and frame with modular size and drivetrain. The body is built of ring-like modules, and the vehicle's capacity can be modified by increasing the number of modules.|
|Finland||Prize winner in category of Small and Medium sized Enterprises||Infrakit Oy||Infrakit cloud platform|
With Infrakit cloud platform road and rail construction becomes digital, real-time and efficient. We replace the traditional manual quality control and reporting methods that come with great costs.
|Spain, Basque Country||Award winner in category of Large companies||SORALUCE S.COOP.||DAS system (Dynamics Active Stabilizer)||A device integrated into a machine tool ram that makes possible to increase the power for cutting conditions in the machining processes, through the improvement of the machine’s dynamic rigidity.|
|Sweden||Prize winner in category of Large companies||Volvo Car Customer Service||Employee Engagement Concept – EEC||Inspire and align all people & teams to contribute to the company “WHY”/purpose through their local expertise/skill, aiming their full potential by turning talents into strengths for individualized, unique and sustainable SUCCESS, taking the company to world class.|
|Hungary||Award winner in category of Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Alsomocsolad Local Council||"RIGAC" as the support tool for the "Our future is in our own hands" economic development programme||Alsomocsolad, a small under-developed village in Hungary, created and issued in 2013 a local currency called RIGAC for its own district to revitalize local economy and lift local people out of a state of helplessness.|
|Estonia||Prize winner in category of Public sector and nonprofit organizations||IT and Development Centre, Ministry of the Interior||Transboundary water body||Transboundary water body is a web application for fisherman and Transboundary water visitors. With the application fisherman and others can register to Transboundary water more comfortably and faster. This application also has saved about 80 hours of time of the border guards (phone calls has reduced) and this time can be used to patrol borders instead.|
|Israel||Award winner in category of Potential innovations||NewCO2Fuels (NCF) Ltd.||CO2 emission reduction and utilization systems||CO2 (Green House Gas) emission abatement systems that effectively convert the CO2 to profitable, clean and useful fuels/chemicals using renewable energy sources.|
|Kazakhstan||Prize winner in category of Potential innovations||Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University||Development and creating birotor micro-Hydro Power Plant||This power plant is able to transform any low capacity power into nominal power due to its bi-rotor work principles and is suitable in isolated or decentralized rural regions|
|Spain, Basque Country||Award winner in category of Social and health care sector||Fundación Centro de Tecnologías de Interacción Visual y Comunicaciones Vicomtech-IK4||Software for computer-assisted 3D endovascular planning for aortic aneurysms based on image analysis||Endovascular (abdominal) aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) device planning tool through accurate quantification based on image analysis, optimizing workflows and reducing EVAR-related complications.|
|Sweden||Prize winner in category of Social and health care sector||Kost, Landstinget Västmanland||Patient food for the future - 28–dish á la carte menu||An à la carte menu which gives our hospital patients 28 different food dishes to choose from each mealtime. The system provides more satisfied customers as it provides them with more freedom of choice, and reduces costs as a result of a new, unique preparation and logistics process|
|Finland||Award winner in category of Education sector||Innofactor Oyj||Innofactor Skilli – Tools for Modern Learning||Innofactor Skilli is a tool for analyzing learning. Its product development is strongly based on pedagogical research data. The goal is to double the learning results and enable meaningful teaching with limited resources.|
|Lithuania||Prize winner in category of Education sector||Verslo poligonas, LSC||Using of fast teaching and learning principles in education||Methodology of fast teaching principles which let us memorize new things and form new skills in short-term with big effectiveness and economic benefits.|
|Czech republic||Potential innovations||BIOUHEL.CZ s.r.o||Carbonization of biologically degradable materials using a waste heat.||The carbonization technology is used to process the biologically degradable materials of the organic origin using a low temperature pyrolysis process, while a process gas and carbon residuum are produced.|
|Czech republic||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Pilsen City Transport Company||Charging of Pilsen Card using an Automated Teller Machine||Automated teller machines have been modified in the Pilsen region so they can be used as self-service machines to top up Pilsen Cards with long-term prepaid tickets and electronic money.|
|Estonia||Microenterprises||Cybernetica AS||Sharemind||A data processing system capable of performing computations on input data without compromising its privacy.|
|Estonia||Potential innovations||Flydog Solutions OÜ||FlyBox + SensorNest||Sensor network management system, for simplifying and implementing data collection with multi-vendor sensor integration via innovative hardware and software.|
|Finland||Large companies||Konecranes Oyj||AGILON® material management system||Agilon® frees up time from material and material data handling in a production environment and logistic chain.|
|Finland||Microenterprises||Sharper Shape Oy||Next Eagle||Next Eagle® by Sharper Shape is the world’s first automatic asset inspection solution utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles.|
|Finland||Potential innovations||Haaga-Helia University of applied sciences||Sales culture development tool HH6K||A new tool for evaluating an organization's sales culture that combines the organization's self-assessment, an external assessment and developmental dialogue in a rapid and flexible manner.|
|Finland||Potential responsible innovations||LED Suutari Oy||UV-LED-based products||UV-LED-based products for disinfection, skincare incl. treatment of psoriasis, air and water purification.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||City of Espoo||"Konsti" family support||Konsti family support is a concept and a team that focuses to help a family when one or more of family members are going through difficult time.|
|Finland||Responsible innovations||Medixine Oy||Medixine Health Guard||A comprehensive service and product concept for the home monitoring of chronic diseases.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Sunit Oy||Traffic supervision and registration plate identification system.||The system facilitates and speeds up police work by automatically distinguishing vehicles which should not be in traffic or have issues relating to general safety.|
|Hungary||Microenterprises||Kodolanyi Janos University for Applied Sciences||PIQ & LEAD™||Higher Education Model. A new education model using business methods and techniques, with employment focused modules structure, innovative pedagogies, development of up-to-date content according to regional and national needs, and institution mission.|
|Hungary||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||G&G and Companion Ltd||Facade scaffolding with vertically moveable working level.|
|Israel||Innovation of Innovations||VoiceItt||TalkItt||Innovative speach recognition solution, Israel. TalkItt is an innovative speech recognition software solution that enables those with speech impairments to speak and be understood.|
|Israel||Large companies||Amdocs||BEAT - Innovative Telco testing framework.||A proprietary and innovative framework, which consolidates Amdocs Testing globally distributed knowledge, methodology, tools, and data analytics in a centralized location on the cloud.|
|Israel||Potential innovations||VoiceItt||TalkItt||Innovative speach recognition solution, Israel. TalkItt is an innovative speech recognition software solution that enables those with speech impairments to speak and be understood.|
|Kazakhstan||Potential innovations||National Scientific Research Medical Center||High Intensive Focused Ultrasound||HIFU - therapy is non-invasive technology, thereby significantly reducing the need for consumables used in traditional surgery and as stated above, is significantly reduced hospital stay.|
|Sweden||Large companies||Volvo Trucks||I-Shift Dual Clutch||The world's first commercially produced gearbox with dual clutch for heavy vehicles. I-Shift Dual Clutch offers better traction, higher average speed and more comfort for the driver and cargo.|
|Sweden||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Södra Älvsborg Hospital||Green Cross||A visual indicator for a frontline personnel in the hospital for daily identifications of avoidable patient safety risks and accidents.|
|Czech republic||Small and medium sized enterprises||Europ Assistance s.r.o.||WebInvoicing system for the Europ Assistance supplier chain in the sphere of assistance services.||WebInvoicing essentially changed the way the electronic invoicing is communicated from suppliers towards Europ Assistance.|
|Estonia||Potential innovations||GreenBead OÜ||Reusable laundry agent.||GreenBead is developing the technological concept for the first reusable biological laundry agent in the world.|
|Estonia||Small and medium sized enterprises||Icosagen OÜ||Golden Egg Technology.||Icosagen has developed innovative methodology “Golden Egg Technology” for generation of polyclonal antibodies using domestic chicken as test-animal.|
|Finland||Innovation of Innovations||Stick Tech Ltd||everX Posterior||Reinforcing fibre material for dental repair.|
|Finland||Large companies||Ponsse Plc||The Scorpion Harvester||A harvester with a novel structure to improve the driver's ergonomy and the machine's working efficiency.|
|Finland||Large companies||Metsä Fibre Oy||Botnia NordicPlus||An innovative softwood pulp made using a polysulphide cooking process creates added value for clients.|
|Finland||Microenterprises||Stick Tech Ltd||everX Posterior||Reinforcing fibre material for dental repair.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||The Finnish Forest Centre||Metsään.fi||Makes information on proprietary forests readily available on a service online.|
|Finland||Responsible innovations||City of Espoo, Espoo cityplanningcentre||Energy Information Service||A web service in which users such as a resident of Espoo, a building superintendent, a renewable energy device supplier, a property owner or a property investor may compare the costs and production possibilities between different energy forms.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Lymed Oy||Lymed 3D Sense||The treatment of a sensory integration disorder in athletes and animals with the aid of medico-technical support garments.|
|Hungary||Microenterprises||G&G and Companions Ltd||Inspection of the elements of the prefabricated, constructional metal scaffolding system.||Inspection of the elements of the prefabricated, constructional metal scaffolding system.|
|Hungary||Small and medium sized enterprises||Unicomp Informatikai Kft.||GRAINPATROL grain probe||GrainPatrol provides a solution to follow the conditions of the stored grain after harvesting.|
|Latvia||Microenterprises||Z2B Ltd.||Lude - design with good karma||In ageing society and taking into account regime change impact on pension system in Latvia, social enterprise Lude has decided to employ only senior citizens as its staff.|
|Latvia||Microenterprises||Trakais Rotors Ltd.||Crazy Roller MTN and H2O||Innovative attraction device improved model to reduce the impact on the environment and increase users safety.|
|Latvia||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||State Limited Liability Company “Latvijas Vēstnesis”||Likumi.lv – Latvian Legislation Portal||Modern, user-friendly site based on simple and clear structure of the information that is providing also advanced functionality addressing needs and requirements of professional users.|
|Sweden||Large companies||Volvo Car Customer Service||Lean Knowledge Intensive & Staff Innovative Team Production System||Volvo Car Customer Service Lean Knowledge Intensive Staff Innovative Team Production System|
|Sweden||Microenterprises||SSK i Uppsala AB||Hoppet||Cognitive and behavior training in real life, an evaluated treatment method for youths with social problems.|
|Sweden||Potential innovations||Volvo Trucks Co||Volvo Dynamic Steering||The Volvo Dynamic steering is a patented electronic-hydraulic truck steering system, making it possible for the driver to steer a truck more safely and without physical efforts.|
|Sweden||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Barn och ungdomspsykiatrin i Uppsala||Intensive Contextual Treatment of self harming behavior||Barn och ungdomspsykiatrin (BUP) i Uppsala, ICT– Intensive Contextual Treatment of self harming behavior.|
|Sweden||Small and medium sized enterprises||Förskoleteamet Helianthus||Preschools on wheels||Preschool on wheels is a kindergarten bus with its own kitchen, toilet, same features found in a preschool.|
|Estonia||Enteprises||Molcode Ltd||REACH QSAR||Service as a legally compliant alternative to animal testing|
|Estonia||Innovation of Innovations||Estonian Academy of Security Sciences||Enhanced innovative interactive training service supported by a virtual environment||Enhanced innovative interactive training service supported by a virtual environment|
|Estonia||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Estonian Academy of Security Sciences||Enhanced innovative interactive training service supported by a virtual environment||Enhanced innovative interactive training service supported by a virtual environment|
|Finland||Honorable mention||MEK – Matkailun edistämiskeskus||Revontulet viraalikampanja|
|Finland||Honorable mention||Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat||Free Will||Maailman ensimmäinen yhteisöooppera, jonka tekemisestä vastasi Opera by You –internetyhteisö.|
|Finland||Large companies||Metsä Fibre Oy||Botnia FOX||Uusia mahdollisuuksia avaava menetelmä sellun laadun mittaamiseen|
|Finland||Microenterprises||Codespace||DiveMax||Innograafinen sukellusten suunnittelusovellus|
|Finland||Potential innovations||MotoCut Oy||Katkaisukoura||Menetelmä betonipaalun katkaisuun|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||The City of Espoo||Lonkkaliukumäki||Lonkkamurtumapotilaan laadultaan parempi, nopeampi ja kustannustehokkaampi hoitamistapa|
|Finland||Responsible innovations||Ruukki Metals Oy||Cr6+||Vapaa maalipinnoitettu teräsohutlevy|
|Finland||Responsible innovations||Uniqoteq Oy||Qsurf||Tekee mistä tahansa televisiosta älyllisen internet –päätteen.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||QPR Software Oyj||QPR ProcessAnalyzer|
|Latvia||Enteprises||GRANDEG SIA||Pellet- and biomass-fired heating boiler||Pellet- and biomass-fired heating boiler|
|Latvia||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||State Agency of Medicines of Latvia||The Map of Latvian Pharmacies||Provides diversified information that includes addresses, opening hours and available medications|
|Sweden||Large companies||Volvo Construction Equipment||New business model||New business model enabling the transfer of new environmental technology to third-party manufactured products|
|Sweden||Potential innovations||Appva AB||Medication and care support system||Medication and care support system|
|Sweden||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Municipality of Upplands Väsby||Väsby Labs||Innovation in social and urban planning|
|Sweden||Small and medium sized enterprises||Natur&Kultur||The Isle of Qnodds||Comprehensive teaching material designed for iPads and developed for the Swedish curriculum|
|Estonia||Enteprises||Wihtla OÜ||ELS Excellence||Real time customer satisfaction survey system for Estonian Post. An electronic tool which helps and speeds up daily surveys, getting results and taking corrective steps.|
|Estonia||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Estonian Tax and Customs Board||Customer-specific prepayment account||An account that can be used to pay all taxes and payment with one payment. This helps save time and bank charges.|
|Estonia||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Estonian Health Insurance Fund||Digital prescribing of medicines in Estonia||Digital prescribing of medicines in Estonia|
|Finland||Honorable mention||Helena Häkkinen and Anu Miettinen||Helpline for Boys||Experts offer professional help to boys for free. The ever-growing popularity is an indication of the need. The service receives annually over 100,000 calls.|
|Finland||Large companies||Digia Plc||www.oiko.fi||Service for controlling mobile work. Advanced electronic tools help coordinate jobs and invoicing.|
|Finland||Microenterprises||Team Action Zone Oy||TAZ outdoor games||To encourage girls, boys, women and men to exercise - Electronic tools are used for example by Flaghunt which combines the best parts of hide and seek, orienteering and mock fights.|
|Finland||Potential innovations||Meclimb||Mec Carver||Helps to remove deadfall trees from on top of power lines at a safe distance without cutting the voltage.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Health centres in Helsinki||Health Card Helsinki||This electronic service comprises of a health card, health screening and health coaching. It helps an organisation offering health services to offer preventive and screening services in a way that supports independent health promotion for the people of Helsinki.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Rovio Entertainment Ltd||Developing, commercialisation and marketing of the Angry Birds game||The game has been downloaded almost 500 million times. There is a game-related movie, comic and other merchandise. Along with the game development, commercialisation and marketing have been very successful.|
|Sweden||Large companies||AFA Försäkring||Proactive customer service in social media||n contrast to other insurance companies, AFA Försäkring strives to ensure that everyone entitled to compensation is aware of the matter. Modern ways to use social media are the latest tools to put this into practice.|
|Sweden||Microenterprises||ES Equipment AB||S-CUT Emergency Cutting Tool||A tool to remove the clothes from an injured person in emergencies. It is quicker than scissors or a knife. Removing the clothes is often the first procedure in order to deal with injuries. The tool is also very useful in chemical accidents. It is used in ambulances, by fire departments, police (for example the FBI in the USA) and armies in several countries.|
|Sweden||Potential innovations||Lidköping Hospital||New operating room management||By reducing the number of operating rooms and making their functions more efficient, patient safety, customer satisfaction and efficiency can be improved by approximately 20%.|
|Estonia||Honorable mention||Competence Centre for Cancer Research Ltd||Complex service of oncogenetic consultations and testing|
|Estonia||Microenterprises||Feanor OU||Pinetree solid carbide cutters||Pinetree solid carbide cutters with three cutting edges and through coolant|
|Estonia||Small and medium sized enterprises||Bio-Competence Centre of Healthy Dairy Products LLC||Lactobacillus planatrum TENSIA||Usable as adjunct starter in functional food|
|Finland||Large companies||Kemppi Oy||Kemppi Datastore||Welding equipment customization|
|Finland||Large companies||Tallink Silja Oy||Silja Line 1000 product developers|
|Finland||Microenterprises||CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy||Through colour water-soluble wood dyes|
|Finland||Potential innovations||The Finnish Meteorological Institute||Electric solar wind sail||Concept for fast and cost efficient spacve travel|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||National land Survey of Finland||Paikkatietoikkuna - Finnish Geoportal||Transparent spatial map data overlays|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Vahanen Oy||PutkiremonttiPlus Service Model|
|Finland||Large companies||STX Finland Oy||The Oasis of the Seas||Design and construction of the world's largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas.|
|Finland||Microenterprises||Luontoportti Oy||Luontoportti.fi||The web site www.luontoportti.fi, which helps users to identify species of wild flora and fauna.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||City of Helsinki Youth Department||Netari||The web-based youth work service "Netari", which provides a platform for connecting with young people that is already in use in 23 Finnish municipalities.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Proactum Oy||A new business concept||A new kind of business concept based on combining free source codes and tailored software.|
|Finland||Large companies||Metso Corporation||The PowerDry Plus air dryer||For drying coated paper and board.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||Helsinki City Library||Library 10||Public premises in the city where people can meet, create cultural works of art and present them.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland||The Bylaw Template||An electronic service that represents the core of an electronic package for founding an association.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Kaleva Travel Oy||A virtual work concept||A virtual work concept for the provision of high-quality customer service.|
|Finland||Large companies||Outotec Oy||An innovative new method of extracting copper from ore.|
|Finland||Public sector and nonprofit organizations||City of Lahti||Oral health care||Interactive time and customer relationship management in oral health care, i.e. a new way of utilising the Internet and SMS messaging to shorten queues.|
|Finland||Small and medium sized enterprises||Smartum Oy||Sports vouchers|
The Quality Innovation Award has been arranged in Finland since 2007. Its purpose is to increase the amount and level of innovations.
Today The Quality Innovation Award is truly an international event with many more countries looking to participate in the near future. The competition is arranged by Finnish Quality Association, a national non-profit organisation dedicated to performance improvement.
Hundreds of innovators from various countries have applied into this international competition for neutral evaluation and recognition of their innovation. Certificates for the winners have been signed by the The President of the Republic of Finland since the beginning of the competition.