CEO Dr. Merel Boers wins EU Prize for Women Innovators

November 30, 2021
By Brenda Dubois

Award given at #EICSummit 2021 in Brussels to recognize company founders making a true impact with their innovation.

Women Innovators at EICSummit 2021

Three inspiring women paving the way for future generations with their innovation were awarded the prize at the European Innovation Council Summit last week in Brussels. These women are recognized by the European Commission as the most talented women entrepreneurs across Europe that have founded a successful company and brought innovation to the market.

Women Innovators EU prize 21 winners

Our CEO Dr. Merel Boers recognized the need and opportunity for an AI software during her PhD to assist physicians with the diagnosis of stroke to save precious time in such an emergency, and time-critical, field.
With a mission to transform emergency care, by connecting human and artificial intelligence, Dr. Merel Boers continues to build a company based upon a strong company culture.

Congratulations to the other two winners selected:

  • Mathilde Jakobsen from Denmark: co-founder and CEO of Fresh.Land, a digital platform that shortens and digitises the food supply chain, providing easy access to good quality food.
  • Daphne Haim Langford from Israel: founder and CEO of Tarsier Pharma, a company developing disruptive medical solutions for the treatment and cure of autoimmune and inflammatory ocular diseases.

“I am so honoured to have won this year’s EU Prize for Women Innovators amongst so many ambitious finalists.”– said Dr. Merel Boers – “It was amazing to connect with other female founders in such varied fields of work. Thanks to the European Innovation Council for continuing to recognise the impact innovative tech is having today. Innovation is essential to tackling big problems we face across the world so may we all continue to innovate and work together.”

Read the full press release

Women Innovators EU prize Dr. Merel Boers

Merel and her team at Nicolab continue to use pioneering techniques to further develop and evolve their innovative technologies. With an overall mission to connect human & artificial intelligence to provide patients with the best chances of living their normal life.

5 core values at the heart of Nicolab’s work:

Transparent Approach

We communicate openly and honestly about who we are and what we do and expect the same from our clients.

Culture of Friendship

We establish long-lasting relationships based on trust and work together to make our clients successful.

Drive for Performance

We are dedicated to empowering physicians to create a great impact and are constantly improving ourselves.

Pioneering Techniques

We lead the way in applying cutting-edge technology to help physicians improve emergency care.

Constant Dialogue

We value feedback and discussion, are open-minded and focused on meeting our client’s needs.


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