International Women's Day - announcement of the winners of the Think Pink Europe Innovation Award
8 March 2020
1st prize goes to...

There is no better day we could choose than International Women’s Day to announce the winners of the Think Pink Europe Innovation Award.

In the last months, 5 finalist teams were selected from 60 projects participating in the Think Pink Europe Innovation Awards. On March 7th, the 5 finalist teams presented their projects that will make a difference in closing the gap in women’s health care. After working on the spot with 5 specialised mentors for 30 minutes each, the projects were being finetuned, and 24 hours later the adapted ideas were presented to the 10 members of the jury.

ItaliaCamp, Susan G. Komen Italia and Think Pink Europe announced the jury’s decision on March 8, International Women's Day.

1st prize Think Pink Europe Innovation Awards, € 20,000, goes to Monique Van Dijk and René Loek for the Netherlands with PINKTRAINER:

the E-health application for a holistic approach of exercise, nutrition and motivational support for (ex)cancer patients before, during and after treatment.

2nd prize goes to...

2nd prize Think Pink Europe Innovation Awards, € 5,000, goes to Mariela Vasileva and Assia Konsoulova from Bulgaria with their project ROSE:

the online platform connecting pents involved in breast cancer biobank, doctors and researchers in a common aim to increase cancer survival.

The 5 finalist teams presented valuable ideas that will contribute to closing the gap in breast cancer and women's health care

The 3 projects Cinderella (Portugal), Nemo (Italy) and Plusimple (Italy) that did not go home with a cheque, proved to be very valuable and important projects too. They will continue to work on their ideas. We are convinced that we will hear from them in the near future. We'll keep you posted!



A big thank you goes to the mentors, the jury and the teams. We are grateful for their  time and positive energy in making this hackathon a heart-warming and meaningful event!


Leo Cisotta, President Ass. ItaliaCamp – Italy

Marius Geanta,  President of the Center for Innovation in Medicine, National Task Force Manager for Romania of the Public Health Genomics Network – Romania 

Mihaela GeoanaPresident of Fundatia Renasterea - Romania

Nela HasicExecutive Director at Think Pink Zajedno smo jedno – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Riccardo MasettiDirector Breast Cancer Center, Fond. Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelle IRCCS & President Susan G. Komen Italy – Italy

Kalina Mihaylova, Attorney at Law in – Bulgaria

Christiana Mitsi, Scientific Director, Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer  Alma Zois – Greece

Pietro Presti, CEO of SPCC (Sharing Progress in Cancer Care), Bellinzona and Managing Director of Edo ed Elvo Tempia Foundation – Italy

Mary Todadze, Marketing, Development Manager at Women Wellness Care Alliance HERA – Georgia

Jürgen Vanpraet, Managing Director and partnerships Think Pink Europe – Belgium


Benoit Boucart, Lecturer at Devine – Digital Product Designer & Developer

Steven Decorte,  Financial Expert, Managing Director of

Matthias Goderis, Software analyst, Back End Developer and co-owner Duotix

Virginia Lepere,  Strategic planner, Publicis Groupe Brussels

Mona Van Steenberghe, Group Medical Lead Breast Cancer and Gynaecology at Roche Pharma BeLux


CINDERELLA, Maria João Cardoso and Carlos Mavioso - Portugal

NEMO, Silvia D’Amico and Mattia Pirani – Italy

PINKTRAINER, Rene Loek and Monique G.G. Van Dijck – Netherlands

PLUSIMPLE, Claudio Piccarreta and Francesco Pinto – Italy

ROSE, Mariela Vasileva and Assia Konsoulova – Bulgaria


And last but not least our partners ItaliaCamp and Susan G. Komen Italia