08 / 10 / 2019


EARTO Innovation Awards 2019 Attributed to Fraunhofer and CEA

Congratulations to EARTO Members Fraunhofer and CEA who were awarded the EARTO Innovation Awards 2019 today during a ceremony held at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels.

  • Fraunhofer received the award in the Impact Delivered category for the development of the Multi-Criteria Optimisation (MCO) software tool to support the radiotherapy treatment for cancer, which contributes to improved long-term survival rates, fewer side effects and better quality of life for patients;
  • CEA received the award in the Impact Expected category for the development of the Smart Energy Hub, a hybrid energy storage and co-generation system, enabling buildings to use their own clean and local energy supply.

 

 

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 published the 2019 edition of its Innovation Awards brochure, a collection of twenty-five 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 Fraunhofer & CEA: TNO, RISE, FeditCIT UPC, Tecnalia.

 

 

Press coverage:

 

Press Release

Full EARTO Innovation Awards 2019 brochure