The founder of an Italian biotech company has won top spot and €100 000 in the EU Prize for Women Innovators.

Gabriella Colucci, who leads Arterra Bioscience, came out on top in the annual competition supported by the European Commission. Second place and €50,000 went to Spain’s Alicia Asin Perez, CEO of Libelium, a company developing hardware for IoT markets; third and €30,000 went to Walburga Fröhlich, from Austria, the founder of atempo – a social enterprise pioneering services that enable people with learning disabilities to enter paid employment. While the Rising Innovator, and €20,000, was awarded to Norway’s Karen Dolva – co-founder of No Isolation – a business that develops comms devices for groups that are socially isolated.

Check out this video of the overall winner.