Two Irish women win EU Women Innovator awards. Source: European Commission in Ireland

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Two Irish women win EU Women Innovator awards

Two Irish women are among the 6 winners of the annual EU Prize for Women Innovators announced by the European Innovation Council (EIC) today.

Image showing women innovators with text: #WiPrizeEU, Women Innovators EU Prize 22 and the logo of the European Innovation Council

Dr Ciara Clancy, founder and CEO of Beats Therapeutics, a company developing technology solutions to tackle the mobility symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease is one of the three winners of the main EU Prize for Women InnovatorsSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••.

Niamh Donnelly, co-founder and CRO of Akara Robotics, a company developing robotic solutions designed for disinfecting hospital rooms, is among the three winners of the Rising Innovators under the age of 35 award category, established to celebrate the European Year of YouthSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••

The cash prize for the EU Prize for Women Innovators is €100,000 while for the Rising Innovators it is €50,000.

Commissioner Gabriel, who awarded the prizes, said:

“We are celebrating 6 women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations; 6 successful women entrepreneurs who have brought innovation to market; 6 talented women entrepreneurs who will inspire our youth and the winners of tomorrow.”

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