September 23 sees the start of applications for the fourth annual Latvian-American Innovation Award to promote entrepreneurship, research-driven innovation, and closer economic ties between Latvia and the United States.
Applications can be submitted until October 22. The award will be granted to a Latvian individual, organization, university, or firm that has developed a cutting-edge technology or innovative solutions in collaboration with a U.S. partner.
The winner will receive 10,000 Euro (gross) and a runner-up 5,000 Euro (gross). “The U.S. Embassy is honored to support the Latvian-American Innovation Award. The program recognizes and promotes innovative thinking and builds lasting people-to-people ties between Latvia and the United States. I look forward to learning about your cutting-edge ideas and congratulating the winner of this year’s 10,000 euro prize,” said U.S. Ambassador to Latvia John Carwile.
Applications will be accepted electronically by filling out the application and sending it to: [email protected] by October 22, 2021. Applications will be evaluated in accordance with the selection criteria such as innovativeness, impact, applicability, collaboration, project maturity and value creation. The applications should come directly from the applicants themselves, rather than as nominations on behalf of another entity.
The Award is sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham), the U.S. Embassy in Riga and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) in cooperation with TechHub Riga and the Latvian Startup Association Startin.LV.