Congratulations to Athens on becoming the EU Capital of Innovation 2018.
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, made the announcement at the Web Summit in Lisbon today.
Athens is the EU Capital of Innovation 2018! A city that uses innovation to leave no one behind, a story of urban & social like no other
Let's be inspired by this great innovation capital! #iCapitalAwards @AthensMayor @CityofAthensOfficial #WebSummit #EUatWebSummit @EEAthina pic.twitter.com/WAolob6nSx
— Carlos Moedas (@Moedas) November 6, 2018
Athens receives €1 million, with €100,000 going to each of the runner-up cities: Aarhus, Hamburg, Leuven, Toulouse, and Umeå. The money will be used to scale up local innovations.
Check out the rundown from the Rock Project on why Athens is such a worthy winner.