About the Competition

Competition "Leaders of Innovation - Innovation Awards" is a part of a broad project, which main goal is to promote the modern technologies sector in Poland. The main organizers are Emirates & Europe Business Development Cluster and 'Gazeta Prawna' newspaper assisted by the project Partners, who are at the same time the award founders. EEBD is an international organization cooperating with Emirates and Europe. Its activity is based on association and support of member institutions: enterprises, government bodies, academic and research environment from the fields of:

  • Financial Products and Services,
  • Modern Technologies,
  • IT Market,
  • Power Industry,
  • Waste Management,
  • Agricultural and food market,
  • Real Property,
  • Transport,
  • Tourism,
  • Military Technology,
  • Medicine,
  • Art and Culture.

The contest is carried out once a year within the framework of Smart City activities. Furthermore, it is responsible for changes in Polish cities. The change affects many aspects, including: ecology, transport, power industry, construction industry and ways to communicate with the locals. The main objective is to distinguish people, local government units, enterprises and start-ups for promoting innovation and entrepreneurial attitude. The ”Innovation Leaders Award” will be given to people or entities who are distinguished in the field of technology transfer, strengthen the innovation of national economy in seven categories:

  • Innovative City,
  • Innovative Municipality,
  • Innovative Marshal Office,
  • Innovative Entrepreneur,
  • Innovative Woman,
  • Innovative Start-Ups,
  • Innovative Institution.

The competition is open, the semifinal gala of the Contest will be held on the 26th - 28th of June 2017 in Hotel Nosalowy Dwór Resort & SPA in Zakopane. There will be selection of  Laureates who will take part in the final part of the Contest. The decision will be made on the 24th of October 2017 at InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw within the second edition of Emirates & Europe Economic Forum- Innovation as an Opportunity for Economic Development.