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Since 2009 the EUREKA Innovation Award rewards the best of European cooperation in Research and Development.
With this reward EUREKA recognises the outstanding technological achievments of an R&D performing organisation as the leading force behind an innovative project chosen on the basis of business results and societal impact.
Organised every year, the EUREKA Innovation Award ceremony takes place during high visibility events of the EUREKA network such as conferences gathering research ministers or parliamentarians from all over Europe.
This year’s EUREKA Innovation award has rewarded an outstanding candidate, who has successfully launched a commercial application generated as a direct result of a EUREKA project involving potential market competitors.
In 2013, the EUREKA Innovation Award has been handed over to Spanish company Athisa.
Cemil Çiçek, Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey handed over the prize to José Luis Alarcón Morente, Chairman at Athisa Group, which led the project E! 3278 EUROENVIRON OMIM.
These conditions most accurately reflect a priority of the Turkish EUREKA Chairmanship year, increasing interest in and the value of EUREKA as an instrument for tackling one of the ‘Grand Challenges’ that the European Innovation Union is committed to solving by 2020, through a series of large-scale European partnerships.