Discover the most innovative stakeholders on the European scene in 2021

Discover the most innovative stakeholders on the European scene in 2021

We take a final look at the European innovation landscape in 2021. In this article, we detail broken down by different areas, who were the most innovative stakeholders last year. Universities, research centres, SMEs… Discover the top 5 most innovative in each area.

Health

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
CNRSFranceResearch2518.067.108 €
UMC UtrechtNetherlandsUniversity1216.668.982 €
UOXFUnited KingdomUniversity1615.410.161 €
INSERMFranceResearch1614.506.374 €
ULEINetherlandsUniversity711.768.491 €

Climate change & Environment

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
CNRSFranceResearch5526.946.074 €
UCPHDenmarkUniversity4021.371.937 €
NTNUNorwayUniversity 1819.058.571 €
DTUDenmark University 2017.062.127 €
ETH ZÜRICHSwitzerlandUniversity2716.365.755 €

Energy

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
DTUDenmarkUniversity2026.771.620 €
CNRSFranceResearch3220.145.957 €
UCAMUnited KingdomPublic Entity2019.861.403 €
MCPHYFranceSME119.093.386 €
SINTEFNorwayResearch1018.647.964 €

Transport

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIASGreeceResearch39.805.125 €
CNRSFranceResearch129.697.750 €
TU DELFTNetherlandsUniversity149.583.593 €
KU LEUVENBelgiumUniversity 98.839.016 €
BRUSSELS AIRPORT COMPANYBelgiumPrivate company18.747.996 €

Industrial Technology

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
CNRSFranceResearch11.068.546 €
CIRMMPItalyUniversity1623.250 €
WARWICKUnited KingdomUniversity1602.231 €
AUDenmarkUniversity1499.577 €
UGOTSwedenUniversity1437.148 €

Digital Economy

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
IFAGGermanyPrivate Company11.584.120 €
NXPNetherlands Private Company 1966.300 €
AVLAustria Private Company 1798.242 €
IFATAustria Private Company 1678.376 €
IMECBelgium Private Company 1543.053 €

Society

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
RUN-MCNetherlandsUniversity510.566.541 €
EPFLSwitzerland University 210.566.541 €
UNIVERSITY OF OSLONorway University 119.156.492 €
CNRSFrance Research 198.438.430 €
GEANT VERENIGING Netherlands SME18.289.387 €

Space

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
CNRSFranceResearch1719.449.941 €
UCAMUnited KingdomPublic entity911.241.984 €
CORPOWER OCEANSwedenSME110.846.649 €
UNIVIEAustriaUniversity69.321.812 €
ETH ZÜRICHSwitzerland University 99.154.004 €

Digital Transformation

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
RUN-MCNetherlandsUniversity18.564.399 €
POABelgiumPrivate Company14.023.223 €
CSC-IT CENTER FOR SCIENCE LTDFinlandOther13.966.875 €
NTNUNorwayUniversity23.839.085 €
IMECBelgiumResearch43.636.629 €

Food

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
CNRSFranceResearch156.759.337 €
CSICSpain Research 145.156.038 €
WUNetherlandsUniversity126.463.389 €
UCPHDenmarkUniversity119.553.695 €
INRAEFranceResearch115.323.438 €

Fundamental Research

InnovatorCountryTypeProjects in the areaGrant received
ULEINetherlandsUniversity12.500.000 €
NTNUNorway University 12.499.102 €
KU LEUVEN Belgium University 12.499.065 €
UCL United Kingdom University 12.000.000 €
MPGGermanyNGO11.875.750 €