Ivo Boscarol among the best innovators in Europe

16. 11. 2016

The “New Europe 100” selection in 2016 was the third annual list of the most insightful and successful people in Central and Eastern Europe – as well as organizations which make a difference in society, politics or business environments in the region and demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurship and a fresh approach to problems.

The organizers of the New Europe 100 project have published a list of the 100 best leaders and innovators in Central and Eastern Europe, including six Slovenians. The individuals were chosen from the nominations that could be submitted by the nomination partners and the general public, the project organizers announced.
The New Europe 100 project has been organised for several consecutive years by the Polish newspaper Res Publica, Google, the International Visegrad Fund and the Financial Times, in cooperation with a number of other institutions from Central and Eastern Europe.

The participating countries

The largest group among the 2016 finalists was represented by individuals and teams working in the fields of entrepreneurship (54%) and both society and politics (29%). Among the finalists were also representatives of the scientific field (10%), and media or culture (7%).

According to Beata Jaczewska, Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund, the aim of the project is to highlight the creativity and potential of people from Central and Eastern Europe. The goal is to increase the visibility of the world’s leading change-makers in the emerging Europe and to build connections between leaders.

There were 54 contestants in the Business category, including Ivo Boscarol. The Commitee praised his efforts to ensure that, in the time when Central and Eastern Europe are transforming into a region for technology and innovation rather than for manufacturing and primary industry, innovative entrepreneurs are taking advantage of strong economic growth in their countries and attracting foreign investment. New companies are embracing software and changing the way consumers manage their money.