Making Waves helped innovative ideas to get past the ‘promising stage’ by connecting them to investors, organizations and policy and decision makers during a unique event at the Afsluitdijk.
During six events over the past year over fifty innovations competed for a place on the Making Waves stage. From these innovations, 32 engaged with the audience in one of the accelerations sessions. Some of them were present on stage for a debate or a one minute pitch. Only 17 innovations were selected by the jury for a full pitch. These 17 competed for a place in the final of Ideas From Europe. Micreos won the jury prize and Rain(a)way won the public award.