Belgrade Students Beat Off Stiff Competition to Triumph in Europe

Europe salutes Serbian entrepreneurs as a talented team of Belgrade students beats the odds to win at the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards.

Strawberry Energy were invited to the seat of the European Union in Brussels to attend the European Commission’s prestigious award ceremony (12/4/11). Not only did they hold their own alongside far more established businesses and brands – they walked away with the trophy.

Their win came in the ‘Consuming’ category for their Strawberry Tree public solar powered phone charger, imagined, designed and delivered by Strawberry Energy’s charismatic CEO Miloš Milisavljević.  The device, deployed outside EU offices in Brussels during the event, was rewarded as the best within ‘projects, activities or services designed to help reduce energy consumption’.

During well-earned celebrations, the 22-year-old Electrical Engineering student told Wild Rooster: “We’ve won! We are champions of Europe. We came here with the Strawberry Tree and we return home with the trophy. It’s incredible. The team has put in a lot of work so this recognition is very sweet. It will drive us on to achieve even bigger things.”

Miloš Milisavljević accepted the award from Oxford University’s Brenda Boardman. The ceremony was attended by the European Commissioners, the Serbian Ambassador to the EU, as well as nine very proud Belgrade University students.

Further details about Strawberry Energy and their device can be seen in an earlier blog post (see listing, right)


Event photography copyright EC/CE Patrick Mascart. Respectfully sed for promotion of Awards only.

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