RAGE and the Innovation Radar Prize 2017: Celebrating the excellence of European innovators
RAGE was among the 20 high potential innovations from all across Europe to make the finals of the Innovation Radar Prize, which was awarded in Budapest during the ICT Proposers Day (9 November).
The Innovation Radar Prize is the European Commission’s initiative which identifies high potential innovations from EU funded R&I programmes to champion the innovators behind them.
The potential innovations and/or innovators were identified and initially screened with the help of external innovation experts and based on objective criteria. 48 initiatives were long listed and exposed to popular voting out of several hundreds of projects screened. Over 62,500 votes were cast by the public, shortlisting the 20 finalists classified in 5 categories. RAGE obtained the largest number of votes (2.169) in the “Early stage innovation” group.
Each of the finalists pitched their innovation and presented their plans to get their innovations out of the lab and into the market. The jury was composed of a panel of investors and entrepreneurship experts.
The 2017 Innovation Radar Prize was awarded to CATEC, one of the major European research centers for drone technologies, for its advanced aerial contact drones. Congratulations to the winning team!
For the RAGE team, this was an exciting competition and a confirmation that we are going in the right direction. Ultimately, it has reinforced our commitment to transform scientific breakthroughs into innovation, delivering new value for Applied Gaming stakeholders.
Thanks to all of you who supported RAGE in this initiative!