Marisa Hernandez Latorre from Ingelia S.L. nominated for the “EIT Woman Award 2018”

  • These awards are a recognition of innovation and entrepreneurship that inspire change for a sustainable future


  • Ingelia S.L. is a world leader in the technological and business development of the hydrothermal carbonization technology (HTC) patented internationally by the company


The Valencian Marisa Hernández Latorre, co-founder and CEO of the company Ingelia, has been nominated for the “EIT Woman Award 2018” awards granted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). A recognition to European entrepreneurs who stand out for their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, inspiring change for a sustainable future.

The Awards ceremony will be held in Budapest on 4 October during the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT. The 41 nominees represent the most promising entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe. Each nominee has been selected for driving European innovation through ground-breaking products, projects and services that tackle global challenges in the fields of climate, energy, digitalization, food, health and raw materials.

Recently Marisa Hernandez was also recognised among the 9 most innovative European women enterpreneurs in the “EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018”, organized by the European Commission and aimed at EU women entrepreneurs who have founded or co-founded a company currently active and brought to the market an outstanding innovation.


The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the EU, based in Budapest, which strengthens the innovation capacity of the European Union. It plays an essential role in supporting EU objectives related to the sustainability of economic growth and employment, as it allows entrepreneurs and innovators to turn their best ideas into products and services for Europe.

The EIT fosters entrepreneurial talent and supports new ideas by connecting the “knowledge triangle” formed by leading companies, universities and research centers to form dynamic cross-border partnerships called Knowledge and Innovation Communities (CCI)

The two main objectives of the EIT are:

-Contribute to the competitiveness of Europe, its sustainable economic growth and job creation by promoting and strengthening synergies and cooperation among businesses, education institutions and research organizations.

-Create favorable environments for creative thought, to enable world-class innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in Europe.

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