DAIAD wins 2017 Innovation Radar Price!

DAIAD wins 2017 Innovation Radar Price!

16-11-2017
IMSI

The amphiro b1, an innovation developed by the DAIAD project, and already delivered to the market by project partner Amphiro, has received the prestigious 2017 Innovation Radar Prize in the category Tech for Society! Since 2014, the Information Management Systems Institute/Athena RC has co-ordinated DAIAD project which has aimed at democratizing water consumption monitoring and thus accelerate the adoption of efficient water use and reuse. With the support of the EU-funded DAIAD project, Amphiro -a spin-off company from ETH Zurich- has managed to develop an energy-autarkic smart shower monitor which allows users to keep track of their energy and water consumption using an app on their smartphone.
 
Every year, the European Commission evaluates and awards Europe’s most promising innovations emerging from the thousands of EU-funded research and innovation projects, seeking to help them get their innovation ‘out of the lab’ and into the market. 48 of the best EU-funded innovators have been identified through this initiative to compete with their EU-funded innovation in five categories for the Innovation Radar Prize 2017. These SMEs, university teams, spinoffs and start-ups reflect the diversity of EU-funded research and innovation and come from every corner of Europe.
 
The first stage of the competition took place over 4 weeks when the public could vote on the Futurium website for the innovators and innovations on the longlist that impressed them the most. Over 62 500 votes were cast by the public and selected the 20 finalists. The finale took place in Budapest, where a panel of 4 judges decided the winners on the basis of a 3 minute pitch delivered during a special pitching session at ICT Proposers Day.
 
"Materializing our vision from just an idea, to an actual working product, required the joint work of a diverse group of people and organizations. DAIAD managed to create innovation not only at the technical level but also at the social, by empowering citizens with a tool that allows them to act both as a unit -by monitoring their own water consumption- and also as parts of a social structures aiming at sustainable water management" says Sp.Athanasiou, DAIAD co-ordinator and researcher in the Information Management Systems Institute/Athena RC. 
 

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