During Making Waves seventeen innovations battled to represent the Netherlands at the semi-final of Ideas from Europe. The difficult task to choose one of them was in the hands of the Making Waves jury. Besides one winner, four runners-up were invited to the semi-final to broaden their international network. A worldwide audience of 1500 voters chose one innovation for the Making Waves Public award.

Jury chooses Micreos

Micreos, a company that produces an alternative to antibiotics under the same name, was selected by the jury as the winner of the Making Waves event and Dutch representative for Ideas from Europe. The jury spoke highly of its simple applicability.

Jury chair Kajsa Ollongren and winner Mark Offerhaus © Twycer / www.twycer.nl

Public award goes to Rain(a)way

A worldwide audience of nearly 1500 voters chose Rain(a)way for the Making Waves public award. Rain(a)way, a paving in which rainwater is visibly integrated, shows the natural beauty of water and addresses the rainwater problem.

Member of the jury Henk Ovink hands out the Public Award to Rain(a)way © Twycer / www.twycer.nl

Invitation for the Ideas from Europe semi-final

Four innovations received invitations for the semi-final of Ideas from Europe in Estonia in 2018: Slow Mill, Bluerise, aQuista and Villagepump. These innovators have the opportunity to travel to Estonia and broaden their international network and bring their innovations forward.

Bluerise, Slow Mill, aQuista and Villagepump received an invitation to the Ideas from Europe semi-final © Twycer / www.twycer.nl