The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe’s top future innovators and their innovations. During the entire month of August, people will be able to vote for their favourite among 40 nominees who have been developing digital innovations through EU-funded projects.
IDQ are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the Excellent Science category for our work on the development of single photon detection techniques, optimized to work with quantum memories, as a part of the EU project SIQS.
We need you votes to secure a place in the final 16!
About the Innovation Radar
All innovators have been identified through the European Commission’s Innovation Radar, a data-driven engine that aims to identify high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in projects that have received investment from the EU’s 2007-2013 Research and Innovation funding programme (FP7), the 2007-2013 Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), and Horizon 2020, the current research and innovation programme.
Nominees are grouped into four categories:
- ICT for Society – recognising digital technologies impacting society and citizens
- Excellent Science – the cutting-edge of science underpinning tomorrow’s digital advances
- Industrial & Enabling technologies – the next generation of tech and components supporting the digitisation of industry
- Horizon 2020 ICT Innovator – innovative excellence in Horizon 2020’s digital research and innovation projects
The public vote will decide on 4 innovators from each category. The 16 finalists will get to pitch their plans for going to market to a jury of experts at the ICT Proposers Day event in Bratislava at 13:00 on 26 September 2016.