4th Bi-Annual International EUROPEAN WOMEN INVENTORS & INNOVATORS NETWORKEXHIBITION, CONFERENCE & AWARDS

27 - 28 November 2013, The Tekniska Museet,Stockholm, Sweden

THE CONFERENCE

INTRODUCTION

The EUWIIN INTERNATIONAL Event took place on the 27 and 28 November and licked off with a Welcoming Address from by MR NILS OLANDER, the Curator of The Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden and with an encouraging Opening Address by SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS HON MARGARETA CEDERFELT MP Sweden and MS JENNY GARDNER, Director, UK Trade & Investment, British Embassy, Sweden

INTRODUCTION

EUWIIN was launched at the European Parliament in 2006 in Brussels and has since held bi-annual events across Europe with the first bi-annual events held in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Iceland and now to be held in the fascinating city of Stockholm.

Please find attached the Brochure for our last bi-annual Conference and Awards that took place in Iceland in 2011. In 2009, the European Commission report on ‘Evaluation on policy: Promotion Of Women Innovators And Entrepreneurship ‘report revealed data and information on female innovative entrepreneurship. At European level, it found that

·         only 8.3% of patents awarded by the European Patent Office are awarded to women

·         only 20.3% of  businesses started with venture capital belonged to women

·         women score less than men when accessing the level of innovation of their own business (innovation of product: 13.9% women compared to 14.5% of men. Innovation of process compared to 4.1% women compared to 7.8% of men: innovation in the organisation 5.2% of women compared to 6.5% of men: marketing innovation 9.1% women compared to 10.45% of men

 

In addition, the She Figures 2012 report shows more striking evidence on the under-representation of women in science and engineering. The EUWIIN International event is simply not a talk shop, it is based on knowledge, competence and application. Over the years, EUWIIN has demonstrated the capacity building measures taken by specific organisations in the exchange ofknowledge between the science & business communities with effective support for small businesses as a key source of innovation. A delegationof over 200 innovative women business owners from across Europe and beyond are expected to participate at the event. The event shall bring relevant and high profile dialogue on possible opportunities across the international world, Europe and in particular Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

FOUNDERS MESSAGE & REPORT

Conquering New Grounds and Planning for Action in 2013

 

 

As we come to the end of the year, it seems not long ago that we were faced with the challenge of maintaining GWIIN.  Our partnership contract with London Metropolitan University was ending therefore removing part of our comfort zone.  While we take on the challenge of seeking another major partnership, the University remains a dedicated supporter of our vision and continue to provide important knowledge transfer opportunities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the University’s team at the

Accelerator for their genuine support and dedication in assisting us in our continuous quest to grow our business and workplace community. Today, I report on some of the progress we have made so far and the new strides we are taking to conquer new grounds. We continue with our commitment to promote more inventive and innovative women as role models and mentors across the globe as we continue to listen and take action. On behalf of the GWIIN Team and Executive Board, I want to thank everyone who has supported our efforts and contributed to our success.  I also want to express our appreciation to those who have worked hand in hand with us in the course of the year and for all of the feedback and suggestions that has been provided. We wish you the very best as we  look forward to a most successful and prosperous 2013.

BY FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mrs Bola Olabisi LLM, FRSA

31 December 2012

 

Broadening Experiences and Raising Aspirations!

GWIIN is a not for profit global independent support provider actively promoting effective policy goals to support the self confidence, self esteem, and increase motivation of innovative women. In the course of the year we have provided a ’hands on’ approach and collaborated and partnered with Educational Institutions, Government Departments, leading industry experts, voluntary organisations and enterprises. Over 2000 inventive and innovative women have been in contact with us from across the globe. Over 50% of those that contacted us have benefited from our services and have attended our various programmes and events. These include our initiatives that stimulate wider inclusiveness and the exchange of knowledge in areas such as the use of technology, intellectual property rights, access to finance, international trade, equity and commercialisation. Our conferences and training programmes continue to provide the opportunity for innovative women to benchmark their skills, re-train, re-skill, re-tool and take advantage of current and emerging opportunities.  Our approach is demonstrated in our ability to act with conviction and integrity. In 2013, one of our major plans is to launch our first prototype on-line Hub in partnership with ‘Leading Women of Africa’ in Cape Town, South Africa. We look forward to a rewarding 2013 with the very best of regards to all our members, friends and partners.

 

 

Helping Innovative Women Achieve Political and Economic Empowerment in Europe - 2008 to 2012

 

Under our European network (EUWIIN) we have played a significant role at the European Commission’s DG Justice after participating as a member of the European Network of Women in Decision-Making in Politics and the Economy. GWIIN has been represented along with other women led European networks interested in the promotion of gender equality in decision-making positions at this invaluable initiative. GWIIN participated at EU level in developing strategies to improve gender balance in decision-making positions. During its meetings, the Network discussed and influenced the EC on  the importance of mentoring, gender pay gap and gender balance in politics and corporate boardrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

GWIIN Launches

SCHOOL OF ETHICS & ETIQUETTE (GSEE) AFRICA

FOR INNOVATIVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN AFRICA 

Building maturity while instilling leadership qualities for a more successful role in society

Email us for more information and a brochure. office@gwiin.com 

 

GWIIN ANNUAL HONORARY AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE WOMEN WITH LEADERSHIP QUALITIES IN BUSINESS & THE WORKPLACE

 

Organised by

GLOBAL WOMEN INVENTORS & INNOVATORS NETWORK (GWIIN)

 

In collaboration with the

MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS (MOWAC) GHANA

These women are were recognised for the extremely valuable contribution that they have made which is capable of inspiring others to gain leadership qualities that motivate other women to be high achievers and successful in the workplace and business environment.These women may be different, however they have in common: tenacity, the determination to succeed, commitment, extraordinary potential and are capable of positive influence that could spread and transcend borders. Simply put,They have leadership qualities that attract loyalty and respect.

 

The Honorary Award Recipients

 

FASHION DESIGNING

 

HAMBELELENI HEM MATSI - NAMIBIA

Fashion Designer Hemline

 

Hem is a graduate of medical technology, a leading designer and multi-talented woman changing the face of Namibian fashion. Hem uses her God-given ta­lent to support several charitable organisations. These are charities such as the Victim 2 Survivors which provide support to women from disadvantaged backgrounds and to victims of domestic abuse and rape. She has her garments collection specifically designed under the lavel of ‘Fashion Against Women and Children abuse’. Hem's designs are available in Namibia, Botswana and South A­frica. She is undoubtedly the Na­mi­bian fa­shion designer to watch! Hemline Fashions was honored when she was asked to design the President of Namibia’s birthday suit.

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

BELEMA OGBUIGWE- NIGERIA

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR INFORMATION & DEVELOPMENT (CFID)

 

From 2003 till date, Belema under CFID has educated and supported over 4000 young men, women and youths in the Niger Delta, which include out of school youths, low income women, marine transport workers and their families and uniformed service personnel (e.g. Police). Her entrepreneurial career has seen her at the top of two organizations, the first, an ICT education and service provision business (Optimal Computers) and the other, a social enterprise (Centre For information & Development, CFID). Within four years of inception, Optimal Computers had trained and equipped about 500 persons with ICT and Information Management skills and some of these benefiting clients had also gone on to set up their own ICT businesses. She started a pet project under CFID called ICT 4 KIDS & TEENS’ in order to create opportunity for developing leadership, livelihood and life building skills in young men, women, teens and kids for lifelong success.  The project also promotes the use of information to achieve positive societal change. CFID is also focused on reproductive health and HIV Aids awareness programmes

 

 

DR SANDRA JOHNSON – MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVEIBM

 

Sandra is a visionary, innovator and an inventor with over 200 issued and pending patents. She isthe first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. She has gone on to make her mark and has become a global technology leader. Dr. Johnson is one of the highest-ranking African-American technical women at IBM. She has made significant contributions in the computing systems performance, specifically in memory sub-system design, I/O, Java and Linux. She led a team of performance architects to quantify that the Linux operating system is ready for high-end enterprise machines.Dr. Johnson has a passion for Africa. She is working to build a technology park in Ghana.She was the General Chair of the African Technology Conference, held in Accra, Ghana in 2008. She has studied the histories of all 54 countries on the continent and believes it is her purpose and destiny to be a leader in driving technology in Africa, therefore driving the economies of the various countries on the continent. She believes this is her purpose and destiny.

 

 

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS

 

IDA ADU - GHANA

 

FOUNDER SICKLE AID GHANA

 

An HR practitioner, Ida Adu founded this nonprofit organization which she established in 2009 to educate, create awareness, provide information and to challenge persons living with sickle cell disease to live fulfilling lives.  She was diagnosed as having the Sickle Cell (SS) disease at age 8 therefore has a full understanding of what this means and how it can affect ones life. Ida was inspired to start the organisation and continues to work towards demystifying the myth about the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). She works selflessly to support less fortunate others who live with the condition. Today, she is married with 2 daughters and continues to work tirelessly with families who have persons living with the disease, patients, medical/research teams and all other persons and corporate bodies who are interested in the work of the organization. With an MBA from the University of Leicester, she looks back today and is very grateful for the support she received from her family, friends and health personnel while growing up.

 

 

DR. MRS NOSAKHARE IKPOMWONSA ALADESELU – NIGERIA

 

PRESIDENT, AFRICAN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT GUILD

 

Dr Aladeselu is an initiator, a visionary innovator in the world of community development who works to address the needs and plights of African women and youths who are educationally, economically and politically challenged and disadvantaged. She has established 10 literacy Centres so far which admit men, women and youth, in Benin City and mentored the replication of the Centres in other parts of Edo State, Nigeria. Her belief and commitment to good family life and virtue, the dignity of womanhood, account for the excellence she attained in her several Radio & Television talks shows and discussions.

 

 

LEGAL

JENNY OKAFOR – UNITED KINGDOM

PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN WOMEN IN DIASPORA LEADERSHIP FORUM

Jenny is a lawyer of great distinction who is passionate and compassionate about equality issues which promote and protect the physical, mental and moral integrity of all people regardless of their gender, background or circumstances in life.Through her exemplary leadership, she has influenced enduring changes which have shaped the future of several groups and their beneficiaries.As part of her achievements, she has personally championed successful human rights campaigns and appeals. Without going into the case studies, it can be proven that Jenny is a self-motivated, committed, community spirited, devoted and inspirational mother, lawyer, charity worker and human rights advocate.

PENNY MAWUENYEGA - GHANA

 

MANAGING PARTNER, TOMETI LEGAL CONSULT, GHANA

 

 

 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

 

IRENE KALONDU MUMOKENYA

OWNER, TRUEWAYS ENTERPRISES LIMITED

 

Mumo has made history by establishing a major honey making enterprise with a corporate social responsibility component that creates employment and capacity building measures for women, men and youth. There is a particular focus on training for beekeepers which lead to improved apiculture skills and management.

 

 

POLITICS

HONOURABLE MARGARET NATALIE MENSAH-WILLIAMS – NAMIBIA

VICE CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL COUNCIL, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, NAMIBIA

For her great courage, bravery and tenacity for the advancement of African’s. Her work covers the issue of the DR Congo’s political situation and the condition of women in the East of the Country as well as the condition of women in Darfur.

 

 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

 

MEKEDES HAILE MEKURIA  - ETHIOPIA

 

DIRECTOR, WORLD WOMEN TRADE FAIR - AFRICA

 

A leader with a high level of organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage time effectively with

 

ENERGY & PETROLEUM

 

MIRIAN KENE-KACHIKWU – UNITED KINGSLAND

CO-FOUNDER & IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON, SHELL AFRICAN NETWORK, UK

 

Mirian is a senior legal counsel with wide-ranging international experience in the energy industry. She co founded the SHELL African Network in 2010 with a drive that stems from the belief that employee and social networks contribute greatly to raising awareness of the positive attributes of ethnic minorities and enhancing their capacity to meaningfully contribute to the growth aspirations of their businesses. To this effect while overseeing a Leadership Team of 12, she has relentlessly worked hard to strengthen internal and external stakeholder relationships for SAN-UK, actively support the Shell UK Chairman in his role in the Race for Opportunity Board, develop the strategy, as well as developing personal and professional development initiatives for the members. In the course of her career she has been involved in several high value strategic projects such as joint operating agreements, production sharing contracts, joint venture agreements, renewable energy projects, electricity and gas marketing agreements in the UK, global procurement agreements, multi-billion dollar corporate restructuring projects and regulatory compliance issues for the treasury and financial sectors.

 

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HEALTH PROMOTION

 

JUSTINA MUTALE – UNITED KINGDOM

FOUNDER - DIRECTOR POSITIVE RUNWAY:

 

Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread® is an award-winning social responsibility and community development initiative that aims to bridge the gap in the global efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by speaking the same language as the young generation in order to get the message across.  It is a creative way of giving back to society by helping the young generation understand and deal with real life issues that have a negative impact on their lives and on society

 

 

EDUCATION

NOMA SODIPO

executive director of The Lighthouse Educational Services/ STWAN Studios

 

Noma Sodipo is. Trained originally as an optometrist, she now extends her commitment to childhood services, a passion she has always nurtured. She produces and presents the TV programme STORY TIME WITH AUNTIE NOMA broadcasted in over 30 countries in Europe and Africa since 2005.

 

 

 

INNOVATIVE WOMEN IN BUSINESS & THE WORKPLACE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

24 – 25 April 2012, Accra, Ghana

 

PRESENTED BY

 

GLOBAL WOMEN INVENTORS & INNOVATORS NETWORK

In collaboration with the

MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS

 

Join us and up to 100 guests at a cutting edge interactive knowledge transfer occasion and learn from the success stories of prominent women from the public and private sectors. Understand the latest strategies and challenges with an outline of the latest trends and tactics.

Learn from the journeys of the most influential women innovators and leaders and how they address the key challenges women are facing today while showcasing how corporations can benefit and empower their female workforce and leaders.

The aim of the conference is to help women understand what leadership is and to develop the essential qualities of effective leadership. It will guide participants to identify the common mistakes of leaders and this will prevent them from making the same mistakes.

The conference aims to support and encourage women across Ghana and beyond to embrace innovation as a key economic driver; assist in the increase of capacity building and serve as a vehicle to sustain growth, push forward competitiveness and encourage new ideas to be turned into commercial success which will ultimately be of benefit to the country and the International community.

This conference aims to provide a platform to share knowledge on how to:

Take on leadership roles with greater confidence and achieve success

  • Develop the essential qualities of an effective leader
  • Eliminate the common mistakes of leaders
  • Apply measures to enhance energy and enthusiasm
  • Apply strategies that make people feel appreciated
  • Implement measures to inspire and influence others
  • Use effective communication strategies
  • Apply strategies to lead change and create a change mind-set

Who should attend?

 

  • Innovative Enterprising Women from all Sectors
  • People in Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Artists, Artisans and Creative people
  • Policy Makers, Relevant Government Departments and Agencies
  • Intellectual Property Organisations
  • Private & Public sector organisations
  • Banks, Financial Institutions, Investment and Manufacturing Companies
  • Personal & Professional Development Managers
  • NGO’s, Grass root business organisations GBOs and business advisors
  • Education Institutions, Researchers and Academics
  • Business Development Organisations and Donor Agencies
  • Gender & Diversity Consultants
  • Sponsors & Supporters

The benefits:

The dialogues will provide the platform towards building opportunities for creative, inventive & innovative women across Ghana and beyond with a particular focus on the workplace, the business environment, education & learning institutions & all areas covering the introduction of new products, services & processes. 

The initiative will serve as a tool for improving self-confidence, self-esteem, increase motivation, broaden horizons & experience, & raise the aspirations of creative, inventive & innovative women across Ghana and beyond.   GWIIN recognises the business case which will reap returns in the medium & long term – utilising training, perspectives & experiences to yield better productivity, profitability & services. 

 

The opportunities:

The event will create opportunities to raise awareness & listen to leading women in business and in the workplace with distinguished speakers from Government departments, leading industry experts, business angels, entrepreneurs, educational departments & voluntary organisations in finding effective ways of bringing the support, assistance, tools, advice & information to assist women to achieve significant economic growth.

 

Incorporating the

INNOVATIVE ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION CATWALK & AWARDS

In Support of

THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS SUPPORT FUND

 

An eco-friendly Celebrity Fashion Catwalk invitation featuring celebrity names, well known designers as well as new upcoming designers.  This evening show which would serve as part of the training in which eco friendly innovative trends by leading innovative women designers would be highlighted in order to create social change and respect for the environment.

We recognise the importance of a sustainable environment so continue to demonstrate our commitment in a variety of ways. One major way is by the staging of the GWIIN Adebayo Jones Eco-Friendly Fashion Show.

This part of the event would also serve to raise funds in support for Domestic Violence Victims Support Fund - a project of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC).

 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration Fees for the Full Program: 

Small Medium Sized Businesses: $350

Multi- National Companies: $500

Exhibition only: $300

Advertisement full colour page: $500

Nomination Form for the Awards: $10

 

 

 

Melinda Holohan wins British Female Inventors Awards
Semi-Finals with her perpetual desk calendar for children.

 

 

An innovative idea from a London based woman caught the attention of judges at this years BFIIN Awards making it the top invention of the year.

Melinda Holohanis the inventor of the Circa - the Circular Calendarwhich is a wooden educational toy calendar that encourages parent-child interaction and is designed to help children understand the cycles of the calendar.  It is divided into four pieces that represent a major cyclical event in the calendar, Circa's design is based on ease of learning for children in a gradual progression at their individual paces. Children can explore each different component individually and fit them together as their knowledge increases. To find out more about Melinda’s invention visit  

www.circacalendar.com

 

In addition to the overall award for ‘best woman inventor & innovator’ there were other winning ideas which are listed below. All were specially recognised at the BFIIN Awards 2011:
 

CLARE BARDNER was the first runner up with her invention Me Finder™ & the Show & Tell Child Safety Programme which is a fun & funky digital wristband, for children aged under 7 to help them if they get lost. It stores up to 5 phone numbers. The child wears the band when they go out and parents teach them Show & Tell. If they get lost, they Show a ‘safe adult’ & Tell them to phone mummy; Stay where you are. 

www.kidsshowandtell.com
 

MALECHI MCKENNA was the second runner upGrowgen®: An automatic plant watering system that utilises pressurised or gravity fed water for ‘greener’ growing and to save up to 40% less water, than conventional water sprinkler systems, as the plants themselves control the water usage. 

www.growgen.co.uk

 

BILL CURRIE was the third runner up with the Ergonomic sprung inserts for National Health Crutches is an invention that has been tried and tested by qualified Physiotherapists and out patients suffering from injuries that cause them to use crutches’ to get around. 

www.localcommunitylocksmith.co.uk

 

ANGELA TELLA won the innovation category for Healthy, West African & Wise™ - The Complete Guide to a Healthy West African Diet and Lifestyle, is the world’s first book providing tailored solutions to the diet- and lifestyle- related health issues facing West Africans.

www.illuminalifestyle.com

www.healthywestafrican.com

 

DR ASMA OMER was the runner up for The Success Diary is based on the revolutionary concept of Activity Management. The ethos is that great achievement in whatever calling is the result of taking directive, progressive and consistent actions towards the achievement of a predetermined purpose or goal, regardless of the length of time it might take to come to fruition.

www.universalsuccess.com

www.thesuccessdiary.com

 

GENNY JONESwas the second runner up for theGift of ConfidenceCIC – a series of workshops incorporating the infectious song  called “Be confident” and boxes which contain things which can be used as a tool to help boost confidence and help the individual to maximise their potential and be the best they can be. 

www.confidentqueen.co.uk

 

EVELYN NWAJAGU of Ijeve Designs won the exceptional creativity category for her fusion of African and western designs.  A creation of unique contemporary styles with a seamless fusion of culture and tradition into fashion.

http://ijevedesigns.com/about.html

 

 

PETRINA KAMARA was runner up for The essence of beauty” Designed with care, made by hand and inspired by passion. Designs are simply made to turn heads and get people to ask questions. Jewellery designed with the customer’s satisfaction in mind.

www.petizbeautycreations.co.uk

 

 

European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Network

For photographs of this event, please visit the following links:

http://motivmedia.123.is/album/default.aspx?aid=213651

http://motivmedia.123.is/album/default.aspx?aid=213599

http://motivmedia.123.is/album/default.aspx?aid=213599

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 9 September 2011

 

ASA MAGNUSSON WINS EUWIIN 2011 OVERALL TOP PLATINUM AWARD

FOR LIFE SAVING DEVICE

Asa Magnusson, the inventor of a life saving equipment for helping lifesaving organisations such as divers as well as guardians and sea-saving associations takes top prize in European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Awards in Reykjavik, Iceland on 8 September. 

Caption: Immediate Past EUWIIN Award Winner, Eija Pessinen presents Asa Magnuson with her Overall Platinum Winner Award. Photos courtesy of JuliusValsson

 

Asa Magnuon from Sweden, was voted overall winner in the European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Awards 2011, for her patented QSAVE PRO, an innovative life saving small, easy to swim with and bring under the surface device. It is suitable for assisting heavy victims from drowning while it can be brought from under the surface with relative ease than the other equipment that is used today, both on and under the surface.

The competition’s judges chaired by Diane Morris of The international Alliance for Women (TIAW) were impressed not only by Asa’s invention but with the added factor of her relentless efforts in pursuing her goals and her capability of using her invention as a tool for impacting millions of people for the better.

Over fifty women inventors and innovators presented their entries to the judging panel at the New Harpa Conference Centre in Reykavik, Iceland on the 7 September 2011.

Each entrant that reached the stage of finalist was specially recognised and were different in many respects. What they all had in common was their tenacity, the determination to succeed, commitment, extraordinary potential, their positive influence and the possibilities to spread, transcend borders and contribute to the future and quality of life on earth.

 

photo courtesy of Julius Valsson

In addition to the overall award for ‘best woman inventor & innovator’ there were four other category awards which went to:

Innovator of the year

Finnish Salla Koskifor her invention of interactive diabetes care management system – Dr DUCK - A blood glucose monitor and Mr FROG – an interactive diabetes management system aimed to facilitate the life of a diabetic – child and to make the management of the disease more pleasurable.

Category: Exceptionally Creative Winner

Icelandic Heida Eiriksdottir & Borbjorg Valdimarsdottir for starting up and running Rain Dear a unique design for coats with many layers of different materials, e.g. plastic, silk and wool. 

 

Category: Education

Italian Alessandra Fierabracci, for inventing a kit able to work the method for detection of GAD65 auto reactive T cells in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic patients and in the pre diabetic period.

 

Category:  Capacity Building

Bjarney LudviksdottirRuna Magnusdottir from Iceland and Mary Schnack from United States of America for BRANDit, for their three-and-a-half day program targeted for the established woman business owner to re-invigorate her passions towards business, further visions and work on personal brands.

Local Country Host for the event, Mrs Elinóra Inga Sigurðardóttir, President of the Icelandic Women Inventors & Innovators Network (KVENN) who co-organised the event spoke of her absolute delight to have such a memorable occasion in Iceland. She welcomed everyone to Iceland and congratulated all the finalists and winners.

The European Women Inventors & Innovators Network (EUWIIN) is an initiative born out of the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network, of which Mrs Bola Olabisi, the driving force behind the British Female Inventor of the Year Awards, is the Founder and Director. Mrs Olabisi concluded the event with praise and acknowledgement of the many inspirational women that participated in this year’s event. She said she was amazed with the diversity of entries from the various sectors.

For more information, Email Jessica office@gwiin.com

 

Below is the list of all the Special Recognition Award Recipients

 

ALESSANDRA FIERABRACCI, MD PHD FROM ITALY
A kit able to work the method for the detection of GAD65 autoreactive T cells in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic patients and in the prediabetic period’

E: fierabracci@opbg.net    


 

ANNA KRISTENSSON & PERNILLA MOLANDER FROM SWEDEN
BRIGHT of Sweden - hands-on educational models is the only manipulative that lets the students use their hands to construct atoms, and can also be used to construct isotopes and ions. It is also the only tactile model and it’s a one of a kind design. 

E: info@brightsite.se

W: www.brightsite.se

 

 

ASA MAGNUSSON FROM SWEDEN

Qsave PRO - lifesaving equipments that can be taken under the surface for helping lifesaving organizations as divers, guardians, sea-saving associations etc working with lifesaving in water. 

E: info@qsave.se or dalatekniska@gmail.com

W: www.qsave.se

 

BIRGITTA OLSSON FROM SWEDEN

Spoldosan® - a medical shower handle for bathrooms in a new design, with a flush box holder for improving the wet-room environment. It reduces the risk of getting legionnaires disease and can be used as aid for functional disabled persons.

E: birgitta@torsoinnovation.se

W: www.torsoinnovation.se


 

BJARNDIS HELENA MITCHELL FROM ICELAND

Handlers Handle - show leads for dogs that enables the adjustment of the length of the lead to a perfect fit, by winding it around the handle, fixing in place and gives a secure grip and great control of the dog whilst in the show ring. 

E: bjarndis@originalhandlers.com

W: www.originalhandlers.com or www.handlers.co



CARLA FERRERI FROM ITALY 

Membrane Lipidomics and Nutrilipidomics Analysis - A tool for personalized medicine and nutrition. A very useful for obtaining a profile of ones metabolism and a personalized indication of the specific supplements needed.

E: cferreri@isof.cnr.it

W: www.lipinutragen.it

 

CLAIRE BARDNER FROM UNITED KINGDOM

Me Finder - a fun & funky digital wristband that stores up to 5 phone numbers, for children aged under 7 to help them if they get lost.

E: claire@kidsshowandtell.com

W: www.kidsshowandtell.com

 

GUÐRÚN SÆMUNDSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

New topical treatment of ear infection - acute otitis media where well-known volatile antimicrobial substances (essential oils) are placed in specially designed ear buds in the outer ear canal. 

E: Hverfisgata24@gmail.com

 

KADRI PALOVEER FROM ESTONIA

Child carrier pouch sling “Tale” - a functional and safe device for carrying and holding infants which has been designed following the example of the birth customs of Setus.

E: kadri.paloveer@gmail.com

W: http://edl.edicypages.com/competitions#4/132
 

 

LYNDA HARDING FROM UNITED KINGDOM 

ewan the dream sheep - the only child sleep aid on the market with soothing harp music.

E: lynda@easidream.com

W: www.easidream.com

 

MARGARET WOOD MBE FROM UNITED KINGDOM

A “touch sensitive” development -  entirely new type of opening/closing mechanism which requires only minimum applied pressure to select both the open and closed positions equally 

E: mwood@icwukltd.co.uk

W: www.icwukltd.co.uk

 

SALLA KOSKI FROM FINLAND

Interactive Diabetes Care Management System DRDUCK & MR FROG - Blood glucose monitor Dr Duck & exercise meter Mr Frog is an interactive diabetes management system aimed to facilitate the life of a diabetic-child and to make the management of the disease more pleasurable.

E: salla.koski@bloomjack.com

W: www.bloomjack.com
 

 

SILJE VALLESTAD FROM NORWAY

Bipper - a new software based safety solution making mobile phones safer and better adapted to kids by giving parents control of use.  

E: Silje@bipper.com

W: www.bipper.com

 

STEFANIA MONDELLO, MD PHD FROM ITALY

First FDA approved biomarkers for management of TBI patients  - Unlike other organs in the body such as the heart, liver and pancreas, there are currently no widely accepted biomarkers of brain injury. 

E: stm_mondello@hotmail.com

 

SVANA HELEN BJÖRNSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Risk Management Studio, RM Studio®, from Stiki - software designed for companies, institutions and local government bodies wanting to guarantee security in all business operation and in the processing of information.

E: Svana@stiki.eu

W: www.stiki.eu  - www.riskmanagementstudio.com

 

 

 

TOONIKA RINKEN DR, FROM ESTONIA

Online- system for the determination of the residues of antibiotics or mastitis in milk - analytical system for the detection of the quality of raw milk in real time, consisting of a mastitis sensor and a sensor for the detection the antibiotic residues.

E: toonika.rinken@ut.ee

W: www.chem.ut.ee/index.aw/set_lang_id=2 

 

YLVA DALÉN FROM SWEDEN

Hoppolek - a round platform where children with severe disabilities (and elderly) can safely be fastened. The focus is put on the child (play, physical activity and dance), instead of having the focus on the disability. 

E:Ylva.dalen@jumpandjoy.se

W:www.jumpandjoysweden.com  – www.hoppolek.se

 

 

YLVA RYNGEBO FROM SWEDEN

Easymark Dx-Sin - A medical device which contains no lead for a safer and more hygienic marking of the organs during x-ray examination

E: Info@mid.nu

W: www.mid.nu

 

 

INNOVATIONS AND R&D

 

ANGELA SERPE FROM ITALY

Innovative Low Polluting Methods For Noble Metals Recovery From Hi-Tech Scraps. An absolute novelty with respect to already known procedures due to the capability of coupling the effectiveness of the selected powerful reagents with a safe and mild procedure.

E: serpe@unica.it  serpe@3rmetals.com

W: http://www.3rmetals.com

 

ÁSA BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Blue Lagoon Skin Care - classified as Naturceutical – it provides a link between pure natural products and cosmeceuticals. A world of health, wellness and beauty powered by geothermal energy.

E: asa@bluelagoon.is

W: www.bluelagoon.com/Shop/A-Naturceutical-Brand/

 

GUDRUN (RUNA) BERGMANN FROM ICELAND

GREEN HEELS – bringing the focus on all things “green and environmental” and creating awareness for all the things of that origin that are available on the market - project that helps to change the environment. 

E: Bergmann@greenheels.com

W: www.greenheels.com and www.runabergmann.com

 

EBUNI USIFOH FROM UNITED KINGDOM

Nutritious Lunch - a social enterprise catering business, providing Eco-sustainable catering service,  an innovative and much healthier alternative with a genuine care about the health of the customers and the environment

E: ebuni@nutritiouslunch.co.uk

W: www.nutritiouslunch.co.uk

 

INNOVATIONS & LEARNING INSTITUTIONS

 

DEBORA FINO FROM ITALY

Innovative and unconventional research and discoveries into the escape of nanoâparticles from diesel particulate traps, waste incinerators, printers, reformers…

E: debora.fino@polito.it

 

VORONINA  OLGA PHD FROM RUSSIA

Saint Petersburg Polytecnical University with Centre Veda - creation and introduction of  training programs that allow the strengthening of women’s adaptive resources and effective methods of psychological support for women in difficult circumstances. 

E: 76820@mail.ru

 

ANN DOHSE FROM SWEDEN

The Association Swedish Inventors Museum (Svenskt UppfinnareMuseum) - a travelling exhibit on display at libraries and schools where all Swedish innovations are presented.  

E: ann.dohse@comhem.se

W: www.svensktuppfinnaremuseum.se

 

MARGRET JOHANNA PALMADOTTIR FROM ICELAND

DOMUS VOX - flourishing school with 500 singing women from 5 to 65 years old and three generations singing together (grandmother, mother and daughter) 

E: wwwdomusvox@domusvox.is

W: www.domusvox.is  -  www.voxfeminae.is

 

VILBORG EINARSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND

Mentor- a leading Scandinavian company in the field of web solutions for schools, with the focus on individualised and collaborative learning.

E: vilborg@mentor.is

W: www.mentor.is

 

INNOVATIVE CAPACITY BUILDING

BJARNEY LUDVIKSDOTTIR, RUNA MAGNUSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND AND MARY SNACK FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BRANDit - a three-and-a-half day program targeted for the established woman business owner to re-invigorate her passions towards business, future visions and work on personal brands.  

E: runa@brandit.is  - bjarney@brandit.is  mary@maryschnack.com

W: www.Brandit.is

 

BRYNDIS GUDMUNDSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND

‘Learning And Playing With Sounds’ - a unique project and pioneering work in the field of speech pathology based on the innovators clinical practice and research for over 25 years. 

E: bryngudm@gmail.com

W: www.laerumogleikum.blog.is

 

CRISTINA ANDERSSON FROM FINLAND 

The Swing Concept - an innovative fusion of an online documentary series and inspiration for personal learning and winning achievement - a simple social learning concept that gives people a way to study when they have time, no matter where they are. 

E: cristina.andersson@develor.fi

W: www.develor.fi

 

ELÍN EBBA ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND 

Hlutverkasetur - The Role Center – a rehabilitation and activity centre set up to fight stigma and isolation with the main purpose of gaining or finding valuable roles again by staying active.

E: ebba@unak.is

W: www.hlutverkasetur.is

 

GIUSEPPINA GRIMALDI FROM ITALY

Innovative Business Incubator - concept by Jewellery designer and entrepreneur with idea to develop and provide support for new types of entrepreneurial cooperation. 

E: g.grimaldi@naoto.it

W: www.apindustria.vi.it

 

HENDRIKKA WAAGE FROM AUSTRIA

Kids Parliament – an organization for and run by kids; with a little help from adults. A community of children where they can meet each other, exchange ideas, understand and respect each other’s opinions, and experience. 

E: hendrikka@kidsparliament.org

W: www.kidsparliament.org

 

SOPINA  OLGA FROM RUSSIA

“Center for Development and Support of Families “Veda” – aims to create an environment which can prevent constant increase in tension in modern society achieved by spreading information and familiarizing women with women’s life in other countries. 

E: olgasopina@peterlink.ru

 

INNOVATIVE & EXCEPTIONAL CREATIVITY

 

ÁGÚSTA MARGRÉT ARNARDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Arfleifð  - Creation of designs with the use of skin, hair and bones of farmed animals which come from abattoirs from around the country which would go to waste if not used in this or similar way.

E: agusta@arfleifd.is

W: www.arfleifd.is

 

CATHERINE CHARLOT FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

HIMANE - Creation of designs from what others will consider as trash and unique,  Sustainable, Eco-conscious,  earthy and one of a kind items and designs 

E: Ccharlot@himane.com

W: www.himane.com

 

HANNA STEFÁNSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Happy smiling headwear – designs are inspired by the old Icelandic Viking sagas and the legends of trolls and elves while materials used are natural fibers and most products are made from felted wool.

E: hufur@mmedia.is

W: www.hufursemhlaeja.is

 

HEIÐA EIRÍKSDÓTTIR AND ÞORBJÖRG VALDIMARSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Rain Dear - unique. designs for coats with many layers of different materials, e.g. plastic, silk and wool. The coats appeal to different women with different lifestyles because of the diversity in material and design.

E: heida@raindear.is

W: www.raindear.net

 

HELGA BIRGISDÓTTIR (GEGGA) FROM ICELAND

The SMILER is an exclusive jewelry (necklace) which has the important role of being a supporter of joy. It is handmade of porcelain and silver with the words SMILER engraved in the silver and no two pieces are the same.  

E: helga@gegga.is

W: www.gegga.is

 

HELGA RUN PALSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND

Unique fashion accessories – made from all kinds of recycled materials and eco- friendly materials such as fish scales & skin, lava stones, wool and other materials 

E: prem@prem.is

W: www.prem.is



HENDRIKKA WAAGE FROM UNITED KINGDOM 

HENDRIKKA WAAGE Designs - unique in both design as well as use of colour. Her materials come from all over the world and attempts to reflect the natural colours and essence of the region from which the materials come.

E: hwaage@hendrikkawaage.com

W: www.hendrikkawaage.com

 

HULDA HREIDARSDOTTIR & THORUNN JONSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND

FAFU - innovative eco-friendly educational toys and learning tools for kindergartens and parents who believe that open play is a crucial factor of children's development. 

E: hulda@fafutoys.com - thorunn@fafutoys.com

W: www.fafutoys.com

 

NINA IGNATIUS FROM FINLAND

BEIBAMBOO - Baby-wear in environmentally friendly bamboo cotton blend, that also offers a rental service .

E: nina.ignatius@gmail.com

W: www.beibamboo.com

  

INGIBJORG THORA GESTSDOTTIR & KRISTIN UNNUR THORARINSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND

Koffort sf – unique sweater blanket with sleeves that enable you to eat, read or work at your computer without a chilling draft and the hood gives you a bit of privacy when you want to rest and changes into a handy carrier-bag or a cozy pillow.

E: Koffort@koffort.is

W: www.koffort.is

 

ÓLAFÍA ÓLAFSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

StudiOla design - the use of recyclable materials made from recycled paper as well as rubber inner tubes for creating art items such as wristbands, necklaces, wearable items, decorative items and sculptural flower vases 

E: studiola@simnet.is

 

THANDI R HARUPERI FROM UNITED KINGDOM

ThandiRap is an eco-friendly fashionable head tie that is practical, easier to wear and ideal for both experienced and first time wrappers 

E: Thandi@haruperi.com

 

TOYIN SEWEJE FROM UNITED KINGDOM

Marcel of London – Eco-friendly jewellery designs and creations such as denim jeans, linen, lace and printed fabrics to create unique jewellery items such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings. 

E: toyin.seweje@gmail.com

W: www.marceloflondon.com

 

SIGRIÐUR HEIMISDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

SIGGA HEIMIS -  productive industrial designer with more than 300 products that have come into production as everyday objects that have a simple and clear function.  

E: sigga@siggaheimis.com

W: www.siggaheimis.com

 

SIGRÚN LILJA GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Gydja Collection – using materials that embrace the Icelandic origin, accessories are made from quality materials such as eco friendly Icelandic fish skin and the luxury fragrance perfume is made from the Icelandic glacier Eyjafjallajökull which erupted in 2010.

E: sigrun@gydja.is

W: www.gydja.is -   www.gydjaperfume.com - www.sigrunlilja.com

 

STEINUNN KETILSDOTTIR FROM ICELAND

Volcano Warmers – uniquely and especially designed for people with arthritis and made of high quality fabrics. 

E: steinunn@volcano-iceland.com

W: www.volcano-iceland.com

 

SVEINDÍS VALDIMARDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

Jewellery made from waste paper - the specialty is it´s simplicity along with the mystery behind the blend, which is based on pure natural ingredients and recycling.

E: sveindis@mss.is

W: www.mss.is

 

SVEINBJÖRG HALLGRÍMSDÓTTIR FROM ICELAND

SVARTFUGL LISTHÚS EHFdesignhouse with artwork of unique collections distinguised by high thread count that create superb fabric with great finish and enduring beauty.

E: sveinbjorg@svartfugl.is

W: www.sveinbjorg.is
 


VALA TORFADOTTIR AND BJORG INGADOTTIR FROM ICELAND

Spaksmannsspjarir – designs that can be used in a multitude of ways. The concept of "reformatting" their clothes allows for the adaption of the wearer's individual style for different occasions.

E: vala@spaksmannsspjarir.com  bjorg@spaksmannsspjarir.com

W: www.spaksmannsspjarir.com

 

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