*GREAT NEWS.....YLVA RYNGEBO OF SWEDEN

BECOMES THE EUWIIN INTERNATIONAL 2013 OVERALL PLATINUM INVENTOR WINNER OF THE YEAR

FOR HER X-RAY PROTECTION - THE MID WAY

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These women are exceptionally creative, inventive, innovative, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, technologists, or designers from all sectors and background right across Europe and beyond. Our winners may be very different, but what they have in common is: tenacity, the determination to succeed, commitment, extraordinary potential, positive influence that spreads, transcending borders, contribution to the future and quality of life on earth. They also have created a new device or system or process capable of impacting millions of people for the better. Some are brilliant scientists, or the inspired designers of simple, cheap technologies. They have leadership qualities, attract loyalty and respect. They inspire the support of colleagues and employees. They build powerful teams, capable of dramatically leveraging the impact of their efforts.  They are relentless in pursuing their goals and they hardly ever give up.

 

OVERALL 2013 PLATINUM INVENTOR WINNER

 

YLVA RYNGEBO OF TYRESO, SWEDEN  OF MEDICAL INNOVATION DESIGN MID AB

 

Ylva Ryngebo is a registered radiographer and an inventor. She uses her many years of healthcare experience to create products that matter, every day, for patients and for the hospital staff. Ylva is, besides being an inventor, an entrepreneur and a registered radiographer, an appreciated speaker at healthcare and innovation events. She is also an enthusiast in the aim to make healthcare better and safer. She started to invent new product in 2001 and run today her own company Medical Innovation Design located in Stockholm. 

 

Ylva and her company specialize on products used daily within healthcare; products to help to do a better and safer job, for patients as well as for the hospital staff. Ylva work to develop products for help to lower the radiation dose, to make the examinations safer and that the results of the images are of good quality.Today she has about 15 products out at the market. MID-Comp and Easymark Dx-Sin are two of her today best-selling innovations. MID-Compis a compression device that gives lower radiation dose for the patient up to 50% by compressing the soft tissues when doing x-ray of the abdomen, spine, hip and pelvis. MID-Comp purchase today by big companies as Siemens, Philips, GE-healthcare and other companies in Sweden. Easymark Dx-Sinis a new way special Marking system design for the digital radiology environment- Hygienic and easy to use - Lead-free engravings - Colour coded details for safer markings.

 

PROFESSOR SHEENA LEWIS OF QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM 

GOLD INVENTOR / /INNOVATOR WINNER

 

Professor Sheena Lewis’ research has been focused on male infertility and in particular sperm DNA damage testing where her goal has been to identify causes of and treatments for male infertility by developing novel biomarkers. Professor Lewis is past Chair of the Andrology special interest group of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Chair of the British Andrology Society, a member of the executive committee of the British Fertility Society and a founder member and past Vice Chair of the Irish Fertility Society. She is on various editorial boards of top journals in her specialty. She has published over 100 full papers, many book chapters and numerous reviews. She is committed to raising ethical debate, particularly in issues relating to assisted reproductive technologies (ART), within the medical and scientific undergraduate curriculum. She also has a strong commitment to public engagement with research and regularly communicates her group’s latest research findings through international TV, radio and online interviews. Infertility affects one in six couples with 40% due to male issues. Conventional semen analysis is of limited value in infertility diagnosis and of no value in prediction of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

 

Through translational research, Professor Lewis’ group has developed the first quantitative assay for DNA damage in individual sperm through the Sperm CometTM test. The SpermCometTM test is a molecular test quantifying DNA damage in individual sperm. It has high specificity and sensitivity for diagnosis and ART outcome. Clinical thresholds facilitate male fertility diagnosis and objective appraisal of each couple’s treatment needs. Using the Sperm Comet™ test to diagnose male infertility, men with 25% or more sperm DNA damage have a high risk of infertility and are less likely to get their partners pregnant naturally. Using this test to predict success with ART, men with sperm DNA damage between 25-49% have a high chance of a baby with IVF (live birth rates (LBR) of 33% cf 20%). However, men with sperm DNA damage over 50% have a high risk of failure with IVF treatment (LBR: 13% success). The more advanced form of IVF; intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is more likely to be successful for these couples. Based on this test, fertility clinics can appraise male fertility quantitatively and proceed directly to the most appropriate treatment for each couple saving biological time and money.

 

 

MELISSA EDMUNDS OF HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM OF SAFESIP

SILVER INVENTOR / INNOVATOR WINNER

A mum of two children with no training in design, product development or manufacturing Melissa set out making her simple idea into a commercial product.  She started her working life as a secretary, before being promoted to marketing manager for a large leisure company.   She returned to education as a mature student, and completed a management degree joining South Wales Police in 1996 where she stayed for 8 years in the Corporate Development Department, as a Business Development Officer.   Whilst working for the police Melissa came up with the idea of Safesip and left to pursue the project while working part-time.   

 

The inspiration for her idea came during a family meal, when her son knocked his glass of drink over her husband.  With two small children that spilt their drinks, but had out grown toddler cups, she designed a cover that stretches and fits on glasses of any size, and that is small enough to carry conveniently.   Shortly after this her father was hospitalised  and had great difficulty trying to sit up and drink, it was obvious that Safesip would overcome the problem of those trying to drink whilst lying down or propped up as it stops liquids spilling, and this spurred Melissa on to bring the product to market.  She has patented Safesip, gone through an arduous process of prototypes, money worries, re-mortgaging the house and getting the final design, production and successfully launching Safesip in June 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLD WINNER of the EDUCATION & RESEARCH CATEGORY

ANNA MORENO OF ROME, ITALY OF ENEA e-LEARN

In 1979 Anna Moreno, graduated with honours in chemical engineering in Naples. Winner of a fellowship for a master's degree in macromolecular science, successfully completed in August 1981 at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. In 1983 she joined ENEA where she worked on the design of radioactive waste treatment plants for which she deposited two patents.
After this experience she began to work in technology transfer as responsible of several research contracts and services in favour of SMEs.
Starting in 1999 she launched the ENEA e-LEARN platform to spread the knowledge developed by researchers in the context of European and national projects. In January 2010, she became head of training and information service at ENEA. The implementation of the platform was obtained thanks to many projects which she has personally designed and managed. She has received many official recognitions: in 2007 the ENEA e-LEARN platform was recognised among the 10 best practices at international level. In 2008 she received, during the sustainable week organized by the Commission in Brussels, the award for the best cooperation project in sustainable energy. In 2009 she
received an award for DEPUIS project for the best innovation tool. In 2011 her curriculum was chosen among the best 1000 curricula for the “pink quota” of the November 23, 2012 Italian Law n. 215 on the gender balance among councils of local authorities, regional councils and committees of competition between public administrations. In 2012 she won the Italian ITWIIN competition for higher education.

 

The idea of sharing the knowledge of researchers through e-learning began casually in 1999 with a European project devoted to re-qualification of workers at risk of losing their job. At that time, e-learning was little known and there were few examples of training aimed at an adult audience. At the end of theproject, she decided to continue the activity by introducing the idea of the development of e-learning course to better disseminate the results of EU projects which, otherwise, would remain "confined" within the research centers. In this way she reached different objectives and targets:

• Businesses men and public authorities can now access via web the scientific knowledge developed by researchers • Young people can explore scientific issues of their interest both to improve their performance and to get orientation for university studies • Individual citizens / workers can increase their knowledge to work in an environment of greater satisfaction.

This open window to the outside world has become an instrument of "attraction" to develop other content. Today the platform has more than 400 learning objects which have been used by more than 70.000 customers. The dissemination of knowledge is not, however, stopped within national borders, in fact, in 2008 the project www.desire-net.enea.it, promoted together with UNESCO, has won an award as best international cooperation project. Video lessons relating to sustainable development were managed in real time in the reference centers of 32

 

WNNER of the EXCEPTIONALLY CREATIVE AWARD

LIIVI LEPPIK OF TALLINN, ESTONIA

VISIOONTEKSTIIL

 

Inspired by nature, and the Japanese shibori technique the designer has created several innovative and unique 3D textiles.

The three-dimensional pattern of 3D curtains appears like a waterfall. These structural one – or two-layered curtains are produced by employing special designer technique using see-through organza fabric. Especially striking is the two-layered curtain where one colour glimmers through the other one creating numerous other beautiful shades. It is possible to make a wavy 3D-patterned side curtain also using taft or other fabrics. All handcrafted designer curtains are washable (hand-wash is advisable). The curtains go through thermal processing and do not need ironing; therefore, they are perfect for a modern person living life in the fast lane.

The 3D stone fabric is set in a fine metal frame and it imitates stones on the beach. The stones in the frame are actually empty and the three-dimensional fabric restores its shape even after touching. The technique used to create this handicraft is patented and every created item is totally unique. The wall picture is light in weight and easy to send by post. In a suitable box it is a perfect gift. The stone fabric can be ordered in various dimensions and colours. Every possible colour gives a different eye-catching effect. The decoration looks especially beautiful in directed light.

The 3D stone fabric is set in a fine metal frame and it imitates stones on the beach. The stones in the frame are actually empty and the three-dimensional fabric restores its shape even after touching. The technique used to create this handicraft is patented and every created item is totally unique. The wall picture is light in weight and easy to send by post. In a suitable box it is a perfect gift. The stone fabric can be ordered in various dimensions and colours. Every possible colour gives a different eye-catching effect. The decoration looks especially beautiful in directed light.

 

 

RUNNER-UP of  the EXCEPTIONALLY CREATIVE AWARD

ÍRIS ÓLAFSDÓTTIR  OF REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND OF KÚLA DEEPER

Kúla has developed a unique solution for 3D photography with SLR cameras, a 3D device called Kúla Deeper that is attached to SLR camera lenses for 3D photography and a software for processing the photos and videos. This solution enables any SLR camera owner to shoot 3D photos with their own camera.  Kúla Deeper is a stylish device based on four high precision mirrors. The result is a stereoscopic side-by-side 3D picture or video which can be enjoyed in 3D directly on the camera display or computer screen or be processed with Kúla's software Kúlacode and exported to almost any 3D format including MPO for 3D televisions.  This solution is cost efficient for the user, more environment friendly than buying a new 3D camera, the pictures are higher quality than from 3D cameras in the same price range, it is flexible and fun.

This is the first complete solution worldwide, that makes 3D photography with SLR cameras possible and to enjoy the third dimension with multiple technologies.

 

CAPACITY BUILDING AWARD WINNER 

KRISTA KERÄNEN & KATRI OJASALO OF ESPOO, FINLAND

 

The co-creation phenomenonhas been espoused as “the next big thing” to tackle business challenges of the more and more technology-enabled and globally interconnected business world of today. Co-Creation includes the increasing importance of a service-centered approach, customer focus and collaboration between companies and their clients and other stakeholders. Co-creation can offer businesses a powerful mindset to tackle challenges of today and the future. It has become evident that managers need tools to help them understand and manage co-creation activities.  As a result of profound academic research and intensive co-creation processes with business partners of the CoCo project, Krista Keränen and Katri Ojasalo have innovated a complete set of tools to support service businesses adapt co-creation methods and activities. The CoCo Tool Kit was launched at the Service Innovation and Design Seminar of Laurea in spring 2013 and it is a collection of five tools andThe CoCo Workbook helps companies and their staff to discover what co-creation means. It gives practical tips on how to develop co-creative business activities.

         The CoCo Interview, CoCo Self-assessment, CoCo Continuum and the CoCo Tree are tools that allow companies to dynamically evaluate and communicate the company´s current business approach.

                                      

·         The CoCo Cosmos is a visually powerful communication tool for businesses to co-create with their stakeholders. It uses cards as a visual method of depicting a service setting. It is mainly designed for company-customer activities in service business but it can be used in different settings.

Krista Keränenhas more than 20-years’ experience working as an entrepreneur in service business. She holds Bachelor´s degrees in Hospitality Management and Business Management, and a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. She also has a vocational teacher’s degree.

 

Currently Krista isfinalizing her PhD in service design at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her PhD-research  is a part of a Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) funded research project called CoCo (From Co-production to Co-creation) that she managed as a Project Manager at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in 2010-2013.  Before this Krista Keränen has also worked as a Senior Lecturer in 2001-2008, and as a Development Manager in 2008-2010 at Laurea UAS.

 

Katri Ojasalo   With more than 20 years’ experience on service business development and research, Katri Ojasalo has built extensive networks within the service field and undertaken projects and studies for a wide range of service contexts. She completed her Ph.D at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki in 1999 examining service productivity in her doctoral thesis.

 

Presently Katri is a board member of the Finnish Service Alliance (FSA), and she runs a special interest group in the FSA focusing on "service logic in business models". She has been involved in founding the Finnish Chapter of Service Design Network (SDN) and organizing the Helsinki Service Jam as a part of the Global Service Jam.  Katri is currently heading two Master’s degree programs at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Espoo, Finland: Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design (in English) & Degree Programme in Service Business (in Finnish). Katri has also acted as a scientific leader in several internationally funded R&D projects within service business at Laurea UAS, for example in CoCo project mentioned above. 

 

 

RUNNER-UP of the CAPACITY BUILDING AWARD

SOLGUN DREVIK OF MÖLNLYCKE, SWEDEN

I3 INNOVATE

Helps to guide and inspire creative innovative product and service concepts

Solgun Drevik is the woman in Sweden who has filed the most global patents, ca.70. With great creativity and dedication she has for many years been developing hygiene products like sanitary protection, which are being sold globally today.During 26 years, Solguns achievements havebeen important for her (former) employer, SCA hygiene products*, to be able to compete in an international fierce competition. Many women have been able to increase their individual “quality of life” using the product solutions that Solgun has developed.. Other products that Solgun has developed are incontinence pads, male and female,and baby diapers. Solguns patents are in the area of e.g. absorption, 3d-design, how different materials can be combined and how manufacturing processes can be smarter. Her achievements and dedication during the last 10 years are the base and platform for future development ofSCA’s sanitary pads**.As a person she is very driven, creative and with her technical solutions oriented to consumer needs. She constantly sees new opportunities. She's kind, humble and down to earth. Previously she has won awards like "Top 10 inventors " GWIIN in london in 2003 and received the bronze medal at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2004.Very recently she has been nominated as finalist for the “polhemspriset”,  Swedens Innovation Award for Exceptional technical achievements from “Sveriges Ingenjörer”.

 

"I now have a list of potential inventions in completely different areas, which i wish i sometime in the future canwork with actively.  Some of them could be really crucial for specific industries... " says Solgun, who is partner in i3 innovate ab, a consultancy firm delivering innovation concepts to  organisations that aim for further growth.

* SCA hygiene products - is one of the leading companies in the world regarding developing and marketing & sales of hygiene products)

** brand name - Libresse in Scandinavia, Holland and Greece. In other countries the company use other brand names like nana (FR), Bodyform (UK), Nuvenia (IT)

and Libra (AUS)). mes like nana (FR), Bodyform (UK), Nuvenia (IT) and Libra (AUS).

 

 

 

GOLD WINNER of the BEST ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCT

DANIELA DUCATO OF GUSPINI, ITALIA

PRODUCTION CENTER FOR GREEN BUILDING “LA CASA VERDE CO2.0” "Architecture of Peace" without oil

Daniela Ducato was born in 1960 in Cagliari. She worked for many years in conjunction with the ASL to present a pregnancy and childbirth accompaniment course. In 1992 she created the first Sardinian network for breastfeeding with mutual help among women and a local bank for breast milk. Elders, young people, mothers and kids cooperated to design natural equipment and specific furnishings, self-built for children design, using community knowledge and natural local materials. In 1996, the previous experience sets the basis for the birth of Guspini's BANCA DEL TEMPO: a place where to exchange time coins, knowledge and skills instead of money.

 

In 1997, she created in Guspini, related to the Banca del Tempo, THE FIRST ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN AREA OF “GIARDINI DEI SENTIMENTI”: 22 degraded urban areas were transformed into vegetable and themed gardens, a place for collective local plant cultivation, also with a metaphorical meaning: seeds of personal stories of locals and migrants are transformed into urban furniture of memory and imagination, with open-air art galleries of young and children art. Everything was designed and created at no cost, making every single thing so useful and imaginative, even broken shoes. In 2000 she coordinated in Guspini the birth of the animal-friendly Green Municipal Plan (especially for butterflies, bats, lizards, slow-worms): the butterflies give fertility to the earth, while the green maintenance is done without chemicals and with an high water conservation rate thanks to the use of blow wool. The butterfly-friendly Green Municipal Plan is the first in Europe and it was fully realised without spending public money.

In 2000 the project “Banca del tempo: Le città invisibili” won the prize “LE CITTÀ SOSTENIBILI DELLE BAMBINE E DEI BAMBINI” of the Environmental Ministry in an Action Plan of the Italian Government in support of Childhood and Adolescence. The 50 million lire prize won and assigned by the Italian Environmental Ministry was fully donated by Daniela Ducato to Sardinia municipalities.

In 2004, thanks to the experience put in the project in collaboration with La banca del Tempo, “I SUONI E I SOGNI DELLA CITTÀ BAMBINA” won the prize of the International Association of Landscape Architecture “Newurbanist” of New York: New York city is inspired by the project "Le città invisibili", and transformed central park in plots of themed gardens adopted by the citizens. From 2003 to 2009 she directed Tempomat, the National Observatory of time banks. Since 2008 she enters the field of sustainable business by exploiting the wealth of knowledge of the community, the look of girls and boys and the synergy between companies and researchers. Without spending public money, Daniela Ducato gives rise to innovative activities in the field of the green economy by creating the production centre La Casa Verde CO2.0., the largest one in Italy and in Europe, to locally produce products with the use of more than 200 natural secondary materials considered waste.

 

 

SILVER WINNER of  the ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCT

KRYSTYNA BARBARA WRZESNIEWSKA -TOSIK OF PABIANICE, POLAND

INSTITUTE OF BIOPOLYMERS AND CHEMICAL FIBRES

Fibrous mat for the removal of petroleum contamination

Krystyna Wrzesniewska –Tosik, Ph.D. has been working at the Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Lodz, Poland as a Research Manager of Keratin Department.

Specialization:       the natural polymers,  including cellulose, lignins, polyaminosaccharides,     

                               Proteins, alginates and their modifications.

Professional Experience:  - Technical University of Bratyslava, Slovakia, 1993

                                           - Pilot plant of chitosan manufacture, Batsfjord, Norway, 1992

                                           - R.D. Kemira Fibres Oy, Seterii, Valkeakoski, Finland, 1989

      - The Finnish Pulp and  Finland,1989

 author or co-author 50 scientific publications, 30 patents and patents applications both domestic and foreign and 80 reports presented on national and international conferences.

AWARDS for inventions as a co-author:

Invention- “Biocomposites  Containing Feather Keratin“ – 6 awards

Invention - “Flame Retardant Materials Prepared by Blending of  Various Polymers with Powder of Chicken

                     Feathers” – 4 awards

Invention - “Fibrous mat to remove petroleum contamination” – 4 awards

at The  International Exhibition of Inventions:BRUSSELS  INNOVA,  Brussels; CONCOURS - LEPINE , Paris;  MEDINNOVA, Casablanca;Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart, Taipei

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS for inventions 

-BRUSSELS EUREKA INNOVATION AWARD  2010 - Diploma of Chevalier for the innovation

-Special Award of President Hsieh Hsin-Ming „World Invention Intellectual Property Associations”

-BRUSSELS EUREKA INNOVATION AWARD  2011 - Diploma of Officer for the innovation

-Competition „Inventor of the Year” organized by Federation  of Engineering . 2011-  Diploma and Bronze Medal

BRUSSELS EUREKA INNOVATION AWARD  2012 - Diploma of Commander for the innovation

-Gold Cross of Merit by the President of Polish Republic for scientific  in the field  of biotechnology , 2012

 

Everybody knows how dangerous for the environment is  oil spill. Spills of oil from ships, are often the reason of pollution inland waters and oceans.Waterfowl die because their feathers  are permanently covered by oil. Nominee  used this negative phenomenon in elaboration of sorption mats with the usage of feathers.

Fibrous mat which is used to remove petroleum contamination consists of an active layer, 3 to 8cm thick, which is placed between two identical layers of hydrophobic material, made of PP, PS, PE in the form of net, nonwoven or knitted fabric. The external layers are firmly joined with the links located along the straight lines, parallel towards each other. The active filling of the mat consists of fragmented feathers of 2 to 10mm length. The feathers have been preprocessed with hot water mixed with detergent and hydrogen peroxide. Sorption mats with active filling, made of poultry feathers, used for absorbing the petroleum contamination, and other hydrophobic liquid are an innovative solution.  

     The mat is characterized by the perfect sorption, selectivity (sorption of the liquids which do not mix with water)as well as the ability to stay on the surface of the contaminated liquid, also in the state of maximal saturation. In all weather conditions, the mat can be placed directly on the surface of the water, as well as on the other contaminated surfaces, for instance concrete or asphalt. The mat is light, easy to store and use, moreover it is economic in production.

 

WINNER of the INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY

FAUZIAH AHMAD OF PENANG, MALAYSIA FOR 8MAT PRODUCTS

‘Waste to Gold’ material made from recycled tyre’

Professor Dr. Fauziah Ahmad is a Geotechnical engineer and a researcher at School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Engineering Campus, Penang, Malaysia. She obtained her Diploma from UTM, BSc (Hons) and PhD from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in the field of Civil Engineering. After completing her PhD under young lecturer scheme, she then joins USM as an academician. She has been teaching Geotechnical Engineering and other civil engineering courses for more than 24 years. She has been involved in the development of hill slope since 1990s, where she was appointed as Penang State Geotechnical Council member and technical committee member in reviewing Penang development on hill slope and critical area. She is actively involved in consultancy works on geotechnical assessment, slope stability and ground improvement studies. She also actively involved in Asean Geotechnical Technical Committee (ATC10 – Urban Geoinformatics and ATC1 - Geotechnical Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change-induced Geo-disasters in Asia-Pacific Regions) with joint collaboration Japanese Geotechnical Society in establishing research work in the areas of expertise. Her research interest is in the area of slope stability, landslide, ground improvement, urban geoinformatics (GIS Application) and geodisaster due to climate change. She has published her work in more than 100 papers in journals and proceedings locally and internationally. Through her research, she has produced innovation products and has been recognized nationally and internationally through competitions and exhibitions. Her achievements gained recognition among those that are as Women Inventor in World Innovation Achievement Award in 2012, the Grand Prize, KIWIE Prize, and Special Award and awarded for more than 10 awards and granted 2 patents pending. Most of her innovative products are to solve ground improvement techniques using recycled material or new material which are related to preventive measure and to avoid damages due to natural disaster.

 

8R Mat, 8FG-ECO Mat, 8Fb Mat and 8 Green Concrete Mat: Four innovative products for ground improvement technique which are design to improve and solve ground condition problems. Four different materials were created using recycled tyre (R), fiberglass (Fb), OPEFB fiber (Fb) and green concrete. All of them are design and made of in the form of EIGHT (8) shapes. These were uniquely design to suit its application for construction of retaining wall, embankment, slope protection and soil erosion control. The products were design to be able to act as a retaining systems as 5 in 1 functions which are able to act as a reinforcement, drainage, filtration, separator and barrier. The use of these products definitely will assist in sustainable environment and protect the earth from environmental pollution and disaster.

 

 

RUNNER-UP of the INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY

BUKOLA BELLO JAIYESIMI OF LAGOS, NIGERIA FOR DW REALTORS

A concept that assists people to own their homes by making accessibility possible for mortgages which would otherwise be inaccessible to the mass population

·      Group Executive Director,DW Realtors Group,

·      Founder, Multi-ethnic cultural heritage Initiatives,(MECH Initiatives)

·      Co-Managing Director, Women Build Africa

 A young dynamic innovative and strategic entrepreneur with a passion for continuous improvement who as a teenager saw herself becoming an entrepreneur. 

BUKOLA, holds an MBA from the London School of Business and Finance and subsequently an MBA In Entrepreneurship from the Institute of Transformative Thought and Learning Doctoral Research Centre University, USA. In 2011 she attained the status of   ‘fellow’ of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management U.K and attended Executive Education program in Sales and marketing Management at the Queens School of Business, Queens University, Canada.

Furthermore Bukola is a versatile and assertive visionary leader who exhibits extra-ordinary leadership qualities. She is resourceful with sophisticated sales and business development skills and has proven ability to balance a number of conflicting priorities and make decisions regarding multiple concurrent projects. DW Realtors group which she co- founded in 2009 saddled with responsibility of providing decent affordable Homes, luxury homes and other forms of accommodation.

Bukola has demonstrated a track record of making significant contribution to business growth and development across Africa and beyond by focusing on productive and high-yield activities using her strong contacts network where she has collaborated with other Real Estate and Investment organizations resulting in strong relationships with organizational partners.

Bukola is a goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and motivates employees to meet high performance standards which makes the D.W Group team stands out in product service delivery .She manages effectively within a diverse and distributed team environment.. She believes in positively impacting others which is highly evident in the way she relates with people she meets. She remains unstoppable in the face of numerous challenges in the world and continues to work towards the vision of achieving goals to better the lot of mankind.

 

 

EUWIIN INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDEES 2013

*Please note that this list is in alphabetical order and does not include the categories for the Awards

*Please note that the list includes nominations from Europe and beyond

 

ALICE OLIVIA CLARKE OF HAFNARFJORÐUR, ICELAND

VERKSTÆÐI ARKITEKTA/AOKDESIGN/TÍRA RADIANT ACCESSORIES

Creation of mosaic installations, craft and radiant reflective accessories  

 

 

ANNA MORENOOF ROME, ITALY

ENEA e-LEARN

e-learning that better disseminates the results of EU projects

 

 

ANNA WASZKIELEWICZ PHD OF MICHALOWICE, POLAND

ZKALAD CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ

a drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain and/or epilepsy

 

ANNA-CLARA ERIKSSON & FRIDA JOHANSSON OFFALUN, SWEDEN

TEATERMAKARNA

Making young people realize answers to important questions in a funny way

 

ANNIKA COLLEN OF UMEÅ, SWEDEN (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

NaturliqtVls

A product that is a combination of a lid and opener

 

ANNIKA LÖFGREN OF STRÄNGNÄS, SWEDEN

KREO

Helps people and organisations grow their ideas especially people that are marginalised from the labour market or society

 

ANNIKA WINELLOF ÖRSUNDSBRO, SWEDEN

SPEGELZOOM®

A new 11X magnifying mirror everyday tool that helps people get a closer look at an item

 

BIRGITTA BARKLANDOF LINKÖPING, SWEDEN

HIPUP

Unique backpack for women which help prevent neck and back injuries

 

BJARGEY INGÓLFSDÓTTIR OF GARÐABÆR,ICELAND

BARAHEALTH

enhances, improves and maintain people’s health and well-being by reducing muscle tension that improve posture

 

 

BOZENA TYLISZCZAKOF CRACOW, POLAND (subject to validation)

BIOACTIVE HYDROGE

Waste free wound dressings from natural products that are polymeric (hydrocolloidal) dressing materials modified with plant extracts

 

BUKOLA BELLO JAIYESIMI OF LAGOS, NIGERIA

DW REALTORS

 

concept that assists people to own their homes by making accessibility possible for mortgages which would otherwise be inaccessible to the mass population

 

CAMILLA ASPELIN OF ÄLVSJÖ,SWEDEN

HANG UP

combined dry and hang cradle for caps, gloves, shoes to facilitate life in the hall / entré.

 

CARIN NISES & CAMILLA HILLBOM OF MORA, SWEDEN

CHILL DESIGN AB

 

practical and decorative cabinet that helps keep earrings in order and helps with preventing loss.

 

CAROLINA SUNDBERG OF VENDELSÖ, SWEDEN

FROZZYPACK

Easy to use unique lunchbox that keeps the food cool for 7 hours in room temperature without cooling bags or icepacks to carry

 

CATRINE DOVERHOLT OF HORNDAL, SWEDEN

Y-FENCE

One fence partitioning with heightened security and valuable space

 

             CECILIJA SIMIC RIHTNESBERG OF STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

CECILIJA S

revolutionary maternity designs that grows in pace with the child

 

DANIELA DUCATOOF GUSPINI, ITALIA

PRODUCTION CENTER FOR GREEN BUILDING “LA CASA VERDE CO2.0”

"Architecture of Peace" without oil

 

 

DANUTA CIECHANSKA OF LODZ, POLAND

INSTITUTE OF BIOPOLYMERS AND CHEMICAL FIBRES

expert focus on the evaluation of scientific projects and reports

 

DÉSIRÉE LINDHOLMOF NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

BUTTERFLY

black metal that is mounted on and extends a bike rack thus  facilitating the transportation of large bags

 

ELIN OLSSON OF HALMSTAD, SWEDEN

SAFIRE

 

Unique electronic device to prevent fire with sound alarm that lets people in the building know when there is a fire nearby

 

ELIZÉ M REVELL OF STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

KELISEC

Secure Communication of the IT WORLD without keys

 

ELŻBIETA WITCZAK LODZ, POLAND

INSTITUTE OF SECURITY TECHNOLOGY “MORATEX

ballistic and impact protection products designed to protect head, torso, arms, hands and legs.

 

EPP SONGISEPP OF ĪARTU, ESTONĮA

REPRESENTING JOINT SCIENTIFIC GROUP OF INVENTORS

BIO-COMPETENCE CENTRE OF HEALTHY DAIRY PRODUCTS LLC

mįcrobial strain Loctobacillus plantarum utilisation as a silage additive for ensiling categories of forage

 

FAUZIIAH AHMAD OF PENANG, MALAYSIA

UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

8MAT PRODUCTS

'WASTE TO GOLD' MATERIAL MADE FROM RECYCLED TYRE

 

GÍGJA SVAVARSDÓTTIROF REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

THE TIN CAN FACTORY

structured courses where language, culture, history, food and fun is linked together

 

LILJANA SIMJANOVSKA OF SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

ACIBADEMSISTINA

 

C02 incubator with device for direct controlled ionization of the air

 

DR ING. HABIL. VERENA KRÄUSEL OF CHEMNITZ, GERMANY

Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), Chemnitz University of Technology

 

ÍRIS ÓLAFSDÓTTIR OF REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

KÚLA DEEPER

3D device that can be attached to SLR camera lenses for 3D photography and a software for processing the photos and videos

 

INGA LYASHENKO OF RIGA, LATVIA

Production of inspired textile-designs of simple, cheap technologies with a very creative solution

 

ISRAELLA KAFUI MANSU OF GREATER ACCRA, GHANA

MANSUKI GHANA

Production of 14 eco-friendly natural hair and body care products

 

JACQUELINE A O’CONNELL OF WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

CABLEBUGS

a moulded plastic box which opens in half and is placed around a cable and then snapped shut to label the leads

 

JADWIGA SÓJKA-LEDAKOWICZ OF ŁÓDŹ, POLAND

TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IW)

 

method of obtaining innovative textile barrier materials against ultraviolet (UV) radiation and microbes

 

KARIN WENSTRÖM OF ÅRSTA, SWEDEN

AWNING SVALKAN

simple and smart balcony awning that is easy to assemble and dismantle

 

KATRÍN SYLVIA SÍMONARDÓTTIR OF KÓPAVOGUR, ICELAND

KASYSWIM

Multifunctional, luxurious swimwear for curvy women

 

KERSTIN GUNNARSSON OF NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN

HOOKED ON NATURE

A berry-picker is easy to carry, clipped on a rucksack, a belt or buggy

 

KRISTA KERÄNEN & KATRI OJASALO OF ESPOO, FINLAND

CoCo ToolKit

powerful mindset tool that helps to understand and manage co-creation activities

 

KRYSTYNA BARBARA WRZESNIEWSKA-TOSIK OF PABIANICE, POLAND

INSTITUTE OF BIOPOLYMERS AND CHEMICAL FIBRES

Fibrous mat for the removal of petroleum contamination

 

 

LAURA MEROTTOOF MILANO, ITALY (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

a new generation of hybrid propulsion systems for space

 

LENA GADDE OF FORS, SWEDEN

GADDEX

Design of functional wear in two way stretch fabric

 

LIIVI LEPPIK OF TALLINN, ESTONIA

VISIOONTEKSTIIL

innovative and unique 3D textiles inspired by nature and the Japanese shibori technique

 

LISE-LOTTE PALMGREN OF STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

PL CONSULTING

Research & conclusions that improve the possibilities of establishing a position of change from patent infringements to assets

 

 

LT. COL. MARZENA POLKA OF WARSAW, POLAND

THE MAIN SCHOOL OF FIRE SERVICE

active participation and contribution to the process of advancing the level of research of fire and explosion phenomena

 

LYZE BAMIGBOLA-SILASOF LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

LYZE HATS

innovative millinery of wearable works of art, evoking sophistication and elegance

 

MARÍA RAGNARSDÓTTIR OF ICELAND

PAPRESSUREPUFFIN

a device intended for use in assessing and treating patients with back problems

 

MARIANNE ÅSTRÖM OF BORLÄNGE, SWEDEN

SAFTEY BAG

Handy bag that sits on the older woman’s walker to prevent theft

 

MARICA RICHNAU OF NYHAMMAR, SWEDEN

AQUACURE

a new kind of water cleaner for pools

 

MARIE PAULSON OF BORÅS, SWEDEN

SWING PING PONG

A training tool and method for eye and hand coordination, motor scills and concentration

 

MARIJA ÄNGLAVIS OF NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN

ÄNGLAVIS BUTLER

An adjustable, stable and safe mobile storage food revolutionary tray that serves as a table that gives good support to physically challenged people.

 

MARITA LUMI OF TALLINN, ESTONIA

THE SAIA DO HARPA

skirt harp with a totally different technique of playing and a wide variety of sounds

 

MARTINA RICHTER OF STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

SKINPLAN

Sun protection lotion that has an UV-sensor on the bottle which can identify the strength of the sun

 

MELISSA EDMUNDS OF HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

SAFESIP

unique drink cover that stretches over ordinary glasses, cups, mugs or drink cans that protects and stops the drink from spilling, whilst still allowing drinking through a straw

 

NICOLINE KINCH OF STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

KOLORMONDO

Changes the way colour is organized, presented and understood

 

PIA STERNBERG OF GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

STUD PLATE

multi-tool used toease the effort of changing the studs on the horses’ shoe

 

RENATA MIKOLAJCZAK OF PILAWA, POLAND

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH,

RADIOISOTOPE CENTRE POLATOM

99mTc-Tektrotyd – peptide based pharmaceutical kit for isotope diagnostics in oncology

 

SHEENA LEWIS OF NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM

  QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

male infertility and in particular sperm DNA damage testing and the identifications of treatments by developing novel biomarkers

 

SILVIJA ZAKKE OF RIGA, LATVIA

architect producing cardboard houses for children

 

SOLGUN DREVIK OF MÖLNLYCKE, SWEDEN

I3 INNOVATE

Helps to guide and inspire creative innovative product and service concepts

 

SUSAN SHELLEY OF LEICESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY/SUSAN SHELLEY DESIGN

AVO

self-cleaning fish tank with integrated filter, lighting and heating

 

SUSANNE TOLFESBO OF FALUN, SWEDEN

TOLFESBO

Fashion collection is knitted in 100% alpaca wool and made in a craft cooperative in South America

 

SUSANNE WIIGH-MÄSAK OF NÖSUND, SWEDEN

PROMESSA FOUNDATION

Method for mouldering - an environmental improvement of traditional funerals

 

THJODBJORG GUDJONSDOTTIR OF HAFNARFJORDUR, ICELAND

SJUKRATHJALFARINN AND UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND

STRIDE SIMULATOR

new device in which the child is supported in an upright position

 

ULRIKA NORDENSTAM OF BORÅS, SWEDEN

NORTHERN WELL (DATAINSTITUTET I SVERIGE AB)

develops and markets specially designed and innovative product to the equestrian and leisure markets

 

VIKTORIA LÖNN OF ÖSTERSKÄR, SWEDEN

BEAUTYSTICK

 

 “beauty”-tool for the hygienic removal of white and blackheads without infection or squeeze marks on the skin

 

VIŠNJA MCMASTER ZAGREB, CROATIA (subject to validation)

HAIKU CARDS

game employing the resources of poetry and  tool for the encouragement of critical thinking,

 and for developing reading competence

 

VIIVE ROSENBERG OF HARJU COUNTY, ESTONIA

ESTONIAN PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

preservation of plant genetic resources and the establishment of the Gene Bank

 

WAFAA MOHAMED HAGGAG OF CAIRO EGYPT (subject to validation)

NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

Products that help to reduce pesticide usages in developing communities

 

WANJA BELLANDER OF VÄRMDÖ, SWEDEN

BINNOVA

capacity building service for innovative solutions that make life easier

 

YLVA RYNGEBO OF TYRESO, SWEDEN

MEDICAL INNOVATION DESIGN MID AB

Health care products for patients and hospital staff that help to do a better and safer job

 

 

 

 

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