U.S. Embassy Tallinn
The U.S. Embassy, the American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (AmCham) and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) are pleased to invite candidates to apply for the 2012 Estonian American Innovation Award. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012.
This annual competition is open to Estonian residents, firms, and organizations that have distinguished themselves through innovation in collaboration with a U.S. counterpart. The winner will receive 10,000 euro; and the runner-up, 5,000 euro. Specific details and the application are available at http://www.innovationaward.ee/...
We welcome nominations in a broad range of sectors, including business and entrepreneurship, academic and scientific research, health care IT/medicine and biotech, environment, energy and power, the arts, media, education, and civil society. The decision criteria will be based on several factors, primarily creativity, impact or clear potential impact of the innovation, and demonstration of collaboration with a U.S. entity.
The members of the 2012 selection committee are:
• Mr. Tiit Land, Rector of Tallinn University
• Mr. Alar Kolk, Vice Rector of Tallinn University of Technology
• Ms Eva Leemet, Managing Director of Loov Eesti
• Mr. Marek Kiisa, Representing GrabCAD – winner of last year´s competition
• Mr. Linnar Viik, Member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
• Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, Estonian Ambassador to the United States
• Andrus Alber, Chairman of the NASDAQ OMX in Tallinn and President of the AmCham
• Andres Trink, Member of the BAFF Board and of the Estonian banking and finance community
• Robert Gilchrist, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Tallinn, Estonia
Only Days Left to Apply for the Estonian American Innovation Award!