Winners of the 4th edition of Innovation Leaders 2020 competition have been chosen. Among these winners are micro, small and medium-sized enterprises which have created innovative energy solutions in Lublin region, Poland. 

On 29th October 2020, during an online conference organised by the Lublin Enterprise Support Agency (LESA), the results of the Innovation Leader competition were announced. This competition promotes innovative projects and modern solutions implemented thanks to the support from the Regional Operational Program of the Lubelskie Voivodeship for 2014 -2020.

The competition was organized as part of the European Funds Open Days. The awards were granted in four categories which are in line with the smart specialization choices of the Lubelskie Voivodeship: bioeconomy, medicine and health, IT & automation and low emission energy.

This year, the final twelve nominees were selected by an award committee based on the following criteria: company's impact on the awareness and reputation of the voivodeship, level of innovation and competitiveness and impact on employment through the implementation of an EU project. 

Also, four winners from four categories were selected solely by the public, who had been invited to vote from 5 to 16 October via the Lublin European Funds Facebook profile. In the low emission energy category, 3 companies competed for the Innovation Leader title:

  •  “B 4 BARTECKI” LP; the aim of the project implemented by the company was to improve the energy efficiency of the Ibis hotel through the implementation of thermal modernisation works. The company was guided by the efficient use of heat and electricity, which perfectly harmonises with the hotel's interiors, full of natural, organic elements. The company's priority is to improve the condition of natural environment by reducing air pollution and to increase investments in and tourist attractiveness of the region.
  • Browar Jagiełło GP; the main goal of the family project was thermal upgrading of the production building. The project also included the replacement of outdated and energy consuming elements of the Jagiełło beer production line and the setting up of a photovoltaic installation. The idea of the Brewery is to strive for the most effective management of energy used in beer production. This translates, among others, to minimising the consumption of energy resources, supporting the purchase of energy saving products and services.
  • Bosch Car Service ZABANDŻAŁA; the company's goal was to build a photovoltaic installation with technical infrastructure. This large -scale installation was equipped with devices monitoring the power plant’s performance, used to detect possible faults and threats affecting the operation of the installation. The implemented project contributed to the growth of the company's competitiveness, as well as to the reduction of dust and pollution emissions into the atmosphere.

We send warm congratulations to the winner - “B 4 BARTECKI” LP!