BRUSSELS, December 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
EIT Digital has announced the winners of its 2015 Idea Challenge - a competition to find the most innovative digital start-ups from across Europe. Winners have been selected in eight categories after pitching to expert judges at final events held in cities across Europe. Successful start-ups have been chosen from over 450 entries from 26 countries and will receive prize packages including a cash prize up to EUR40,000, mentoring support, workspace, and access to buyer networks across the EU and beyond. French entries won more awards than any other country, followed by Estonia.
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Winning products include a medical device which enables skin diagnostics without invasive tissue samples (DAMAE Medical, [http://damaemedical.fr/w/?lang=en ] France), a management and billing platform to easily operate a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (has.to.be [http://has-to-be.com ], Austria), and a mobile security device helping internet users to protect their online data (Digiflak OU [http://www.digiflak.com ] , Estonia). A full list of winners is available here [http://www.eitdigital.eu/idea-challenge-2015-winners ] .
Winners will become part of EIT Digital's unique ecosystem, an international innovation network including global companies, world-leading universities, research institutes, and cutting-edge innovators.
"This year's competition has identified some of Europe's most innovative and high potential digital start-ups. We're now looking forward to welcoming the winners and runners up into the EIT Digital ecosystem, helping them to bring their disruptive technologies to world markets and supporting their scale-up." states Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital.
About the Idea Challenge
The Idea Challenge is EIT Digital [https://www.eitdigital.eu ]'s start-up contest that aims to help the most innovative digital solutions to succeed in world markets. It provides the winners access to EIT Digital's pan-European innovation network, comprising more than 130 partners, and supporting their international growth through the EIT Digital Accelerator [https://www.eitdigital.eu/innovation-entrepreneurship/business-development-accelerator ].
More information: https://www.eitdigital.eu/idea-challenge
Twitter: @_ideachallenge [https://twitter.com/_ideachallenge ]
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