EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019: Israeli candidates in the final

April 29, 2019
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Two Israeli women are among the thirteen successful women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market and who are in the shortlist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.


The finalists have founded or co-founded successful companies based on their breakthrough ideas. Nine of them are competing for three prizes in the main category, and four for the Rising Innovator title that recognises excellent female entrepreneurs under the age of 35.

One of the nine finalists in the main Women Innovators category comes from Israel. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel (Israel), is the co-founder and CEO of ECOncrete Tech, a company offering high-performance and environmentally sensitive solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructures.

Nora Nseir Manassa (Israel), the co-founder and CTO of Nurami Medical, a company developing novel nanofiber and sealant technology to revolutionise surgical tissue grafts, is competing for the Rising Innovator award, together with three other European women.

The finalists were selected by a jury of independent experts from the fields of business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and academia. The Commission received 154 applications from across EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020. The winners will be announced on 16 May 2019 at the VivaTech Festival in Paris.

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