Leonardo Innovation Award

Recognising the efforts of individuals who devote themselves to innovation within Leonardo and its network, is one of the essential drivers behind the development and advancement of our technological know-how, as well as a key asset that gives our company a competitive edge. 
The Leonardo Innovation Award is a hotbed of ideas for our Group, which for over ten years has been offering its staff the chance to present innovative ideas and patent proposals, contributing to the promotion and development of the company's technological skills and ongoing progress.
In 2015 Leonardo extended the Innovation Award to students, recent graduates and PhD students from STEM faculties (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) across Italy, to fuel their creativity, encouraging them to tackle the technological challenges of the future.
The 2017 edition of Leonardo's Innovation Award for Young People encompasses three areas of research that are linked to the company's business:
  • Image Intelligence
  • Quantum technologies for sensorsù
  • Innovative technologies and solutions for the protection of cultural heritage 
In addition to receiving a cash prize, winners will be offered the chance to complete an internship at Leonardo. They will also be invited, along with other winners of the Innovation Prize for company staff, to attend the award ceremony, where the top management will be present, as well as representatives from the world of academia and research.
For more information and to present your proposal, visit our dedicated platform:
Now it's your turn! You have until 30 September to present your idea.