CTO of the Year Europe 2021 nominations open - who is the most innovative technology leader in Europe?

Nominations are once again open for the title of European Chief Technology Officer of the Year. The 2021 Award will be given to the most inspiring, innovative, and foresighted technology leaders in Europe.

“Due the Covid-19 pandemic the CTO of the Year Europe Award was rescheduled in 2020. Now the 2021 Award is organised by European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), Orgalim and Spinverse and we are excited to announce the launch of the Award nominations.

“This is the time to look ahead and rebuild Europe for the next generation. CTO of the Year Award promotes the importance of technology and innovations for Europe’s future. Now is really the time to give these people the attention they deserve,” says Pekka Koponen, Chairman and Founder of Spinverse.

The Award is granted to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful European companies - both SMEs and large corporations. The winners will be awarded in CTO Forum by EIRMA in the beginning of 2022.

The European CTO of the Year Award was launched in 2014. Since then, it has been given to CTOs who are both inspiring leaders and competent technology developers. The final winner will be selected by an international Jury. The jury members consist of high-level technology influencers in Europe.

“We are looking forward to broad participation and believe that this competition will play an important role in strengthening industry-driven innovation for European recovery,” continues Alex Nussem, Secretary General of EIRMA.


The call for nominations is open online until 19th of December, 2021.

Nominate your candidate here

The CTO of the Year Europe is awarded by EIRMA, Orgalim, and Spinverse.

CTO of Year Europe organisers