Two Irish women entrepreneurs up for EU innovation awards

Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical and Niamh Donnelly of Akara Robotics are both shortlisted for the awards

Niamh Donnelly, co-founder and director of AI and machine learning at Akara Robotics

Two Irish women entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for prestigious European Union-backed innovation prizes, for which a record number of applications were submitted this year.

Three Irish finalists have been selected from 277 applications from 39 countries for the EU Prize for Women Innovators awards.

Dr Ciara Clancy, founder and chief executive of Beats Medical, is among 8 candidates competing for three prizes of €100,000 each in the Women Innovators category. Niamh Donnelly, co- founder ...