Innovation Award 2016
Celebrating the very best of Estonian-U.S. innovation
The winner of this award will receive €10,000, in recognition of Estonian and U.S. ties and innovative thinking. A special "Newcomer Award" in the amount of €5,000 will be also granted.
The development and implementation of the innovation took place in Estonia.
The project is the result of work conducted in the framework of U.S.-Estonia academic, commercial, professional, or artistic partnership or clear collaborative effort.
About the Innovation Award
As a means to highlight innovation in Estonia – and the collaboration between the U.S. and Estonia toward this end – Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF)and the American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (AmCham) with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn have established an Estonian-American Innovation Award for an Estonian individual, organization or firm that has developed an innovation in cooperation with a U.S. partner.
To be eligible, projects must demonstrate a clear Estonian-American link through a combination of two or more of the following:
The Estonian initiator and responsible person/entity has strong ties with the United States.
The project has been funded or sponsored by a U.S. source.
The end-user or beneficiary is an American organization.
The Estonian American Innovation Award competition is organised by Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (AmCham).
The panel for determining the winners is comprised of one representative each from the U.S. Embassy, AmCham and BAFF, plus last year's winner and additional members chosen to represent Estonian society more broadly.
To see the Committee, CLICK HERE!
Past Competitions & Winners
See pictures from past awards and find out what it takes to win.
Terms & Conditions
Download a PDF with the full terms and conditions.
Keynote Speaker 2016
Andrew Bolwell is Chief Disrupter at Hewlett Packard. Responsible for defining HP’s long-term innovation and technology vision for printing and personal computing, Andrew is spearheading new markets, products and business models that will help shape HP’s future growth.
Most recently he was General Manager of HP MagCloud, a self-publishing web service; and HP’s spokesperson for ‘future of publishing’ and mobility, with coverage in a wide variety of print and television news outlets. With over 20 years Hi-Tech and New Media experience, Andrew has spearheaded some of HP’s most groundbreaking business innovations and web services.