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Meet Europe’s innovators at the EIT Awards

12 November - 12 November 2013, Budapest (EIT 2013)

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Just imagine: An innovative thermostat that cuts your energy bill by hundreds of euro, a video game that helps you recover faster from injuries, or a website that lets you instantly record 3D images of your interior design style.

To put the spotlight on the entrepreneurs behind these new technologies, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will present its 2013 EIT Awards on Tuesday, 12 November in Budapest.

20 business and science journalists from the EU Member States are invited to Hungary to report on the latest developments in European innovation and entrepreneurship. They will meet all the innovators and entrepreneurs that are nominated for the 2013 EIT Awards.

Journalists are guaranteed personal interviews with nominees and winners. Representatives of leading authorities on innovation and entrepreneurship, including chairman of the EIT Governing Board Alexander von Gabain and World Innovation Institute founder Naveen Jain, will also be available to the press.

The awards ceremony will be held at the end of a one-day conference that will celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship. The event will showcase the innovative ventures and young entrepreneurial talent emerging from the EIT’s three Knowledge & Innovation Communities (KICs) Climate-KIC, EIT ICT Labs and KIC InnoEnergy.

The EIT aims to enhance Europe’s ability to innovate. This translates into adapting quickly to the fast pace of development, providing solutions to rapidly emerging societal problems, and developing products that meet the demands and desires of consumers. The EIT is a body of the European Union and became operational in 2010.

For further information, please visit http://eit.europa.eu.

The organisers will cover travel and accommodation.

Interested journalists should apply online or send an email to Lisa Bushart (bushart@ejc.net).

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