We are extremely proud to announce that our LEADER and CEO Todorka Lepkova is one of the finalists at the Grand Final of the LEADERS competition – the competition for womaninnovators in manufacturing at EIT RIS – during the #EITMSUMMIT 2021!
The EIT Manufacturing Summit is organized within the RIS Programme which aims at enhancing the innovation capacity.
LEADERS is an EIT Manufacturing RIS activity aiming to reach out to support the best women innovators in 22 EIT RIS countries (i.e. professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs) who play a leading role in developing solutions and initiatives addressing manufacturing-related challenges with strong financial, environmental, or societal impact.
The competition was conducted in few stages.
During the first stage, applicants from all eligible countries submitted their applications presenting the innovative projects in manufacturing they developed.
Out of all received applications, 30 LEADERS were pre-selected and joined two online training sessions on business pitching.
In the next step, the 30 pre-selected LEADERS submied their 3-minute video pitches, which an external jury evaluated. (See our leader's video pitch here).
Only 6 participants were selected to go to the last stage of LEADERS and make their live pitch in the Grand Final during the EIT Manufacturing Summit 2021 which will take place on December 1, 2021!
We are so proud that our leader Todorka Lepkova is one of the finalists! It is a great recognition for the strong belief and dedication and the efforts she puts in bringing change in the agriculture industry!
Good luck and thank you for the pride you bring us!