News & Events

Four EIT InnoEnergy nominees for the EIT Awards received prizes at the finals event in Budapest on 15 October!

We are proud to announce that all four EIT InnoEnergy nominees for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Awards, which recognise the most promising entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe, received prizes at the finals event in Budapest on 15 October!

Congratulations to winners:

Matthew Dickson from CorPower Ocean, a start-up based in Sweden that specialises in wave energy, won the EIT Venture Award. This award recognises successful entrepreneurial start-ups and scale-ups and he was awarded 50,000 EUR. ‘EIT InnoEnergy were the ones who first believed in our product and were ready to actually put money into it, thus attracting other investors.’ said Matthew Dickson.


Sara Guimarães Gonçalves, from the Portuguese start-up: Trigger.Systems, a company that specialises in automatic irrigation systems operated using a web platform, won the EIT Woman Award. This award recognises outstanding women innovators and she was awarded 20,000 EUR. ‘There is a lot of gender bias in our sector but EIT InnoEnergy provided me with the necessary empowerment tools to make it’ said Sara Guimarães Gonçalves.

And congratulations to finalists:

Tim Houter from Hardt Hyperloop (a clean alternative to short-haul flights) who received 10,000 EUR and Eirik Pedersson from Seaborg Technologies (nuclear reactor re-invented) who received 5,000 EUR!


These rewards will help boost these great companies but more capital is needed. Contact them to learn more about their own investment rounds and how you can help these companies grow.


And if you have an innovative sustainable energy start-up then be sure to look into the InnoEnergy global call for sustainable energy start-ups which will finish on 19 December. Don’t miss out, learn more and apply now: