The yearly IncrediblEurope Summit culminates with the presentation of the “Brainswork Make a Difference Awards”. These awards celebrate the work of those individuals who use their unique talents, creativity or ideas to make a positive difference for others in this world.

The laureates for 2010 were:

Beatrice Achaleke (Category: Women)
for her endless engagement for diversity – especially for black women. She founded the Black Women Center AFRA in Austria and organized the World Diversity Leadership Summit (WDLS Europe) in 2010.

Michael Conrad (Category: Lifetime Achievement)
for spending his life educating and teaching creativity worldwide, and especially for founding the Berlin School for Creative Leadership.

Angie Rattay (Category: Newcomer)
for her efforts to save planet Earth through editing the “Directions for Use for Planet Earth” and through organizing the EARTHtalks.

Cameron Sinclair (Category: Special)
for his unique approach to bring design services to communities in need, especially for his work in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010

The laureates for 2009 were Ilse Dippmann, who 22 years ago initiated the Austrian Women’s Run which has since become the largest women’s running event in Central Europe; Suhas Gopinath from India, who became the world’s youngest CEO at age 14 and now supports other young people as an internationally successful IT entrepreneur; the 24-year old Bosnian Muhamed Mesic, who uses his skills in 56 foreign languages to promote human rights and reconciliation throughout the world; as well as the 80 year old professor Luigi Colani, the planetary improver and visionary genius. They all have overcome a variety of obstacles without losing faith in their vision. Their special, individual way has – alongside their tenacity and endurance – motivated other human beings.

The awards were initiated by the passionate networker and Brainswork-CEO Selma Prodanovic. “I am convinced that everyone can make a positive difference”, says Prodanovic, “but also, that there are certain individuals that can use their extraordinary ability not just for deeper change in their communities and in society, but also motivate and encourage people to make a difference and improve something”.