17 / 10 / 2018

EARTO Innovation Awards 2018 Attributed to VTT and Helmholtz

Congratulations to EARTO Members VTT and Helmholtz who were awarded the EARTO Innovation Awards 2018 yesterday during a ceremony held at the BELVue Museum in Brussels.
  • VTT received the award in the Impact Delivered category along with its spin-off TactoTek for the development of the IMSE technology, which transforms injectionmolded plastics into smart structures encapsulating sophisticated electronic functionality while being light, thin and durable
  • Helmholtz received the award in the Impact Expected category for the development of the SenseUp technology, which makes it possible to quickly and efficiently identify highly productive microorganisms capable of producing the basic building blocks for products made from renewable raw materials.
Created in 2009, the EARTO Innovation Awards highlight the various areas of RTOs’ activities and illustrate RTOs’ concrete  contributions to innovation with high societal impact through the two categories: “Impact Delivered” and “Impact Expected”. The Awards’ independent jury chose the best innovations of the year. Our Jury Members this year were:  
On the same day, EARTO has published the 2018 edition of its “Innovation Awards” brochure, a collection of thirty-two innovations featuring EARTO members, which gives a flavour of the wide range of RTOs’ work. Such innovations demonstrate RTOs’ capacity to support Europe’s innovation performance and their focus on solving today’s challenges and delivering impact. The brochure includes articles on all RTOs that took part in this year’s competition with a special focus on the 6 finalists which are, in addition to the two winners VTT & Helmholtz: CEA, TNO, Tecnalia and Fraunhofer.