European Research and Innovation Days 2020
Commission announces winners of the EU Prize for Women Innovators
and the Horizon Impact Award
At the European Research and Innovation Days, Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel announced the winners of this year’s edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Three winners will receive a €100,000 cash prize under Horizon 2020 for their achievements, namely: Madiha Derouazi, founder and CEO of Amal Therapeutics, a company in Switzerland developing therapeutic cancer vaccines; Maria Fátima Lucas, co-founder and CEO of Zymvol Biomodeling, a company in Portugal developing computer-designed industrial enzymes by applying molecular modelling; and, Arancha Martínez, co-founder and Managing Director of It Will Be, a company in Spain that helps tackle poverty through technological innovation and provides support to vulnerable women and children.
In addition, one winner is awarded the Rising Innovator 2020 prize for an exceptional innovator under the age of 35 and will receive a €50,000 cash prize for her achievements, namely: Josefien Groot, co-founder and CEO of Qlayers, a company in the Netherlands that is developing microstructures to boost the efficiency of wind turbines.